Overall Rank: 4058
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 130
Theatrical Release Date: 10/24/2003
Genre: Animation, Adventure
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker
Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis, Jason Raize, Michael Clarke Duncan, D.B. Sweeney
Plot: The son of an Indian chief killed by a bear vows vengeance but is transformed by spirits into the very thing he sought to slay. Seeing the world through a bear's eyes, the young man learns valuable lessons about the cycle of life.
Quick Movie Reviews
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/19/2019
Some of "Brother Bear" feels unfinished, but there's enough emotional heft to carry its contrived and fairly predictable narrative.
Camper - wrote on 07/02/2013
Talk about an underrated Disney film- I mean, it's not on the same level as The Lion King or anything like that, but it's still a reasonably good movie with likeable characters and strong music.
FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 11/26/2012
Its worth a good watch, Aye! Funny characters and a sweet story.
Full Movie Reviews
MovieAddict - wrote on 11/04/2012
The movie starts out with a young Indian named Kenai (voiced by Joaquin Phoenix) about to go through the ceremony with his tribe in which he will receive his totem, and become a man. He receives the totem of love, which is a source of humiliation to him, because his brothers received totems of guidance and wisdom - more manly things.
When Kenai's brother is killed by a bear, Kenai takes it upon himself to seek vengeance against the bear resulting in a cruel trick of fate by the ancient spirits who magically transform him into a bear to see the errors of his way. Now with young cub Koda who lost his mother, Kenai will learn lessons about tolerance, acceptance and understanding of others.
The music by Phil Collins and Tina Turner is admirable and the moose brothers, played by those …
Delorted - wrote on 01/20/2008
After Sitka (D.B. Sweeney) died saving his brothers’ lives from a bear, Kenai (Joaquin Phoenix) decided to get revenge for his sibling’s death. Through this, the spirits of the world transformed him into a bear. Now he must learn about love and brotherhood in “Brother Bear.”
I remember seeing this in theaters and not liking it too much, but I really enjoyed it the second time around. There’s a really good story here that goes along with the spirit of Disney. The characters are also very lovable and understandable. You also have people like Phoenix and Rick Moranis (as Rutt) doing voices, so it’s entertaining at the least.
I did have a little problem with acting at first, but it picked up once Sweeney was out of the picture. He sounded like he should have been doing a …
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