(2012)

Critic Reviews

69

Metascore

Based on 37 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Brave has a manic, almost daffy energy and sense of humor.
88
A rousing, gorgeously animated good time.
85
My heart belongs to Bear Elinor, whose movements and mannerisms are a tender echo of Human Elinor's - her character is designed and drawn just that carefully.
75
Merida may be a headstrong heroine, a feisty animated hybrid who calls to mind Katniss Everdeen, Bella Swan, and the neo-fairy-tale protagonist who faces off against her evil stepmother in "Snow White and the Huntsman." But she is also, for safety's sake, a nice girl in a pretty green dress who loves her family and believes in dynasty.
75
It's a lively, psychologically astute tale filled with humanity, wit and charming performances.
75
Satisfying and spirited and laced with humor.
75
This is a great-looking movie, much enlivened by the inspiration of giving Merida three small brothers, little redheaded triplets.
70
Brave simply doesn't feel as much like the Pixar movies we've come to expect.
70
Visually stunning and strongly voiced, but doesn't take any real risks.
60
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, consistently beautiful, fairly conventional, occasionally surprising and ultimately disappointing.
60
Gorgeously animated and featuring a tapestry of real-looking wonders, Brave is certainly a thing of beauty. But its emotional layers don't yield the same depth.
50
In terms of story and emotional power, Brave comes up short.

More Critic Reviews

See all external reviews for Brave (2012) »

See also

Awards | FAQ | User Reviews | User Ratings | External Reviews | Message Board