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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A rousing, gorgeously animated good time.
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85

Movieline

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 just that carefully.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Satisfying and spirited and laced with humor.
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75

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 protagonist who faces off against her evil stepmother in "Snow White and the Huntsman." But she is also, for safety's sake, a nice girl in a pretty green dress who loves her family and believes in dynasty.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a lively, psychologically astute tale filled with humanity, wit and charming performances.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Visually stunning and strongly voiced, but doesn't take any real risks.
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63

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 and it's never less than weird.
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60

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, consistently beautiful, fairly conventional, occasionally surprising and ultimately disappointing.
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60

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 yield the same depth.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In terms of story and emotional power, Brave comes up short.
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69 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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