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      PG Released May 12, 1976 1h 30m Horror List
      45% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 32% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A forest ranger (Christopher George) tries heavy firepower on a very big Georgia bear loose in a national park. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Vincent Canby New York Times "Grizzly" is not only clumsily plotted, photographed and edited, it is also downright rude when it insists on showing us the bear lopping off an arm or decapitating a horse. May 9, 2005 Full Review Cheryl Eddy Basically, it succeeds by lifting entire character types and story beats from Jaws—which worked so well for a reason—with a setting change that facilitates just enough newness to keep things interesting. Sep 14, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Grizzly offers the bare necessities needed for a "B"-level thriller but not much beyond that. Rated: 2/4 May 23, 2021 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins At least the film has the gall to include a small child in the bear's rampage, which is not only unexpected, but also one of the most gruesome sequences on display. Rated: 5/10 Aug 30, 2020 Full Review John Higgins Starburst Marked as a rip-off of Spielberg's classic Jaws, Grizzly certainly and desperately fails in its intent and overall, you can spot the similarities throughout. Rated: 6/10 Sep 26, 2018 Full Review TV Guide Staff TV Guide The meager plot follows the bear as it lumbers about slicing up tourists--and not just to get their picnic baskets--pursued by a heroic forest ranger (George) and a naturalist (Jaeckel). Rated: 1/5 Sep 26, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      kevin o ...super corny, yet remains an example of a low budget B movie that is very enjoyable, scary in parts and fast moving. Start with the fact its a jaws rip off , as stated a B movie and enjoy it. Much better then much of what passes for A list thrillers today. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/02/24 Full Review Damien T Oh my god, this is another good one! Grizzly is a few of those 70s Horror films where I was laughing while watching, and the film is not bad! I like the performance of Christopher George, William Girdler's direction, the plot and the score. I think many people would enjoy this film, and that families could watch it since it's rated PG. I'll give this film 4 out of 5 stars and an "A-" grade. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/22/23 Full Review Chris M For a while after "Jaws" came out, many studios tried cashing in on the "Jaws" formula. While most went with other marine life, An Orca, Barracuda or even mutant piranha, this one of the few that took a different direction with a bear. But that different direction gives it a unique quality. Yes, they use a normal Kodiak bear but with camera angles and force perspective made him look way bigger. Kind of cheesy but fun cheesy and surprisingly gory for even a 1970s PG movie. But overall, it's a B-Movie classic. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/11/23 Full Review Serge C Cool poster & solid blood drenched mauls but barely any, spends way too much time on boring characters. 1/2🍿 Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 07/15/23 Full Review Taylor L Amazingly, they actually find an excuse for an actress to strip down and go for a dip in a stream just so she can get murdered in her underwear. No time like a search for mangled corpses to freshen up in a babbling brook. Unabashed Jaws ripoff in the American wilderness with a bear. It's got everything - a series of tourist murders, the law chasing after the beast, a politician trying to hush everything up - but it's definitely more cheesy B-movie fun instead of the genuinely tension-filled masterpiece that Spielberg created. The shots from the bear's perspective are done in a similar manner as Jaws, but instead of the ominous and iconic theme, you've basically just got a silent first-person shaky cam. It's not scary but it does have a bit of nice gore, with a few cut-up faces and plenty of detached limbs being tossed into frame. Though it definitely pinches most of its design from a much more successful film without bringing along any of the tension or fear, Grizzly redeems itself by being a fun ride, with deliciously low-quality production value to its violence and some fun exchanges between its characters. Not so bad it's good, but good cheesy fun. Maybe if they actually had the bear in frame with any of the main actors, the film might have been a bit scarier. But they used a real bear, so all the action is just a bunch of bear footage and reaction shots cobbled together, which is fun in its own way. (2/5) Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/14/22 Full Review Audience Member I saw that the 4k was coming out of this movie I have never watched it before so its on IMDB TV for free what a train wreck this movie is so horrible. I am not even going to attempt to watch the squeal Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A forest ranger (Christopher George) tries heavy firepower on a very big Georgia bear loose in a national park.
      William Girdler
      David Sheldon
      Production Co
      Jodav Productions, Montoro Productions Ltd.
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 12, 1976, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 18, 2016
      1h 30m
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