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      The Bear

      PG Released Oct 25, 1989 1h 34m Adventure List
      88% Tomatometer 16 Reviews 82% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings A bear cub is left alone, unable to feed or defend itself, when its mother is killed in a rockslide. Eventually, the cub attempts to bond with a male grizzly, which initially ignores it. When the grizzly is pursued by hunters, the cub comes to its aid and wins the grizzly's affection. However, when one of the hunters captures the cub, the grizzly must confront the armed hunters. The tale is told from the cub's perspective. Read More Read Less

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      Janet Maslin New York Times No less amazing than the material Mr. Annaud has captured on the screen is the fact that he has gone to such crazily elaborate lengths to capture it at all. Feb 19, 2020 Full Review Dolores Barclay Associated Press In the first 20 minutes, only one sentence is uttered. The bears' expressive faces and their elegant movement tell you everything you need to know. The Bear is a thrilling movie, one that seems suitable for the entire family. May 20, 2003 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times This is not a cute fantasy in which bears ride tricycles and play house. It is about life in the wild, and it does an impressive job of seeming to show wild bears in their natural habitat. Rated: 3/4 Jul 24, 2001 Full Review Terry Francis Southern Voice (Atlanta) The film is a simple, direct account of what it means, literally, to be an animal in the wilds. Rated: 3/4 May 9, 2023 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) The Bear gave the impression of being one of the most pseudo poetic yet boring films I have ever seen. [Full review in Spanish] Jul 12, 2022 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com ...this is no Disney story, but a brutal, heart-wrenching tale of friendship between animals and, eventually, between man and nature... Rated: 4/5 Apr 7, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Dr. Steve B So good. But my 7 year old wondered what was happening when the grizzlies were getting it on. lol! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/27/24 Full Review nancy b GREAT movie-I could watch this movie a 100 times and never get tired of it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A perfect story and long time making that showed incredible animal training of a monstrous bear and the wonders of our Canadian wilderness. The WOW factor.... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Benjamin H Restricted on dialogue and perfectly realistic, Jean-Jacques Annaud's The Bear is a super thrilling and thought-provoking experience which deals with several very important themes and shows the life of bears in their natural habitats. It deals with mercy, peril and protection and the execution is fantastic, the movie looks gorgeous and it will make you think once it's over. A truly remarkable film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/09/22 Full Review Tikka B Completely underrated movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/30/22 Full Review Audience Member ASMR jak misie sb mlaszczą Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A bear cub is left alone, unable to feed or defend itself, when its mother is killed in a rockslide. Eventually, the cub attempts to bond with a male grizzly, which initially ignores it. When the grizzly is pursued by hunters, the cub comes to its aid and wins the grizzly's affection. However, when one of the hunters captures the cub, the grizzly must confront the armed hunters. The tale is told from the cub's perspective.
      Director
      Jean-Jacques Annaud
      Producer
      Claude Berri
      Screenwriter
      Gérard Brach
      Distributor
      TriStar Pictures
      Production Co
      Renn Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 25, 1989, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $29.6M
      Runtime
      1h 34m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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