• Released
  • June 22, 2012
  • PG , 1 hr 40 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Animated
  • 5,967 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: A courageous Scottish princess (Kelly Macdonald) must figure out how to undo a beastly curse.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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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Rated PG | For Some Scary Action and Rude Humor
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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