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Brave Reviews



Genre :

Animation, Adventure, Action

Release Date :

June 22, 2012

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Mark Andrews

Starring :

Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Craig Ferguson, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Robbie Coltrane, John Ratzenberger

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : B

“..turns out to be much less about the qualities that mark a heroine built to interest a 21st-century audience of girls, boys, and accompanying adults..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
“..the entire project lacks the imaginative leaps, unexpected jokes and sense of fun and wonder that habitually set Pixar productions apart from the pack..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..so "Brave" ends up in a half-realized zone - respectable, yet somehow off, even slightly at war with itself..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
3 of 4

“..satisfying and spirited and laced with humor..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
4.5 of 5

“..satisfy any child's spirit of adventure..”
by Amber Wilkinson [Eye for Film]
3 of 5

“..is certainly a thing of beauty. But its emotional layers don't yield the same depth..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
“..feels quite different from earlier Pixar films, demonstrating a refreshing versatility in an oeuvre that was starting to look a bit staid, especially as sequels overtook the slate..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
2.5 of 5

“..Brave's lack of an authorial touch-animation of this scale inevitably requires a great many filmmakers, Pixar's most satisfying efforts are steered by a singular vision, whereas Brave feels designed by committee..”
by David Ehrlich [Boxoffice Magazine]
Review rate : C

“..a subpar story that seems to exist mainly to sell a new Disney Princess in the form of wild-haired Merida..”
by Nancy Churnin [Dallas Morning News]
2.5 of 4

“..a subpar Pixar offering..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
3.5 of 4

“..a rousing, gorgeously animated good time..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3 of 4

“..a potent message told with psychological depth, compassion and verve..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..a happy antidote to all the recent films in which women triumph by besting men at their own macho games, as if the history of male dominance is one of patriarchs suppressing females' essential warlike nature..”
by David Edelstein [NY Magazine]

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by Sheri Linden [Hollywood Reporter]


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by Kyle Smith [New York Post]


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by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky [A.V. Club]


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by Guy Lodge [Variety]


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by David Sexton [This is London]


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by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]


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by Oliver Lyttelton [The Playlist]


“..the movie can conjure up futuristic images, but the story is nothing we haven't seen before...”
by Stephanie Merry [Washington Post]