Brave 3D Synopsis
A courageous Scottish princess (Kelly Macdonald) must figure out how to undo a beastly curse.

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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A rousing, gorgeously animated good time.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
My heart belongs to Bear Elinor, whose movements and mannerisms are a tender echo of Human Elinor's – her character is designed and drawn...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Satisfying and spirited and laced with humor.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Merida may be a headstrong heroine, a feisty animated hybrid who calls to mind Katniss Everdeen, Bella Swan, and the neo-fairy-tale...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a lively, psychologically astute tale filled with humanity, wit and charming performances.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Visually stunning and strongly voiced, but doesn't take any real risks.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Eventually it straightens out into a fast, funny, emotionally resonant story about mothers and daughters, but it takes a while to get there...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This is less a film in the lustrous Pixar tradition than a Disney fairy tale told with Pixar's virtuosity. As such, it's enjoyable,...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Gorgeously animated and featuring a tapestry of real-looking wonders, Brave is certainly a thing of beauty. But its emotional layers don't...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In terms of story and emotional power, Brave comes up short.
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Great family flick

By VAmoviedad
My daughter wanted to see it, but coming out my son and I even enjoyed it. Great movie and the 3-D is the best I remeber seeing in a while....

Great Story!!

By cmartine93
My 5-year old daughter, 29-year old husband, and myself (24-year old) enjoyed this movie so much. Its a great family film for all ages! A beautifully written story. WATCH IT!...

Brave catches your imagination

By losanflorida
Really good movie with incredible CGI. My hats off to Pixar, they have returned in style. I recommend going just to see some really awesome animation. Plot line was actually a very good story, but...


By missyjoremy
Saw Brave yesterday with my 6 yr old son. We both Loved it, had some really funny moments and some serious ones too. Great for all ages, storyline might be for more older kids to understand. But...

Excellent Kid and Adult Movie

By Ohana5Bellevue
We took our son (10) and 5 of his friends and our 7 year old daughter. They all thought it was fantastic. The only part that would be questionable for younger kids is the Bear scene, it could be...


By Barbaramsw
The whole family will enjoy this, but especially mothers and daughters. FINALLY, a breathtakingly beautiful, funny yet serious, movie that gives mothers and daughters a film about . . . well,...

Cute and Great Graphics as expected!

By tazsmama97
I decided to brave the 1st Day of Opening with my 6 yr. old . We watched in 3D instead of XD and it looked great! Fun, Adventurous and My Daughter came away feeling more appreciatiative and loving...

merida is a great role model for girls!

By Emaline7
i'm not sure if the 3-d was worth the price, but the movie had a great story line! even though the story may not take place in present day, merida shows the audience a more "modern" way of thinking...


By jooley_ann
Another great film from Disney. So much fun! A lot of intense scenes, so I wouldn't take a child younger than about 5 years old. A quick 90 minutes of full-on movie fun. I do NOT think you really need...

Great Movie - But Better in 3D? Not really.

By williams.darlene
The movie is wonderful. It has great female role models who have real strengths. It's a family must see. The 3D aspect was novel for the kids but didn't add anything to the movie, I wish I had...

More Info

Rated PG | For Rude Humor and Some Scary Action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.
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