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‘Brave’ Review Round-Up!

After last year’s cold critical reception towards Cars 2, many were unsure how Brave would fare with critics. But with the first Brave reviews beginning to pop up online, things are looking brighter for Pixar’s latest.

We’ll be compiling some notable reviews here over the next few weeks, but keep an eye on Rotten Tomatoes for a full selection of reviews and critical consensus.

"What makes Brave truly special is that, even if it were stripped of its dazzling visuals, laugh-out-loud humour and dynamism, it would remain a clever, arresting, and emotionally involving, yet inherently simple tale about the turbulent relationship between a mother and daughter and the fact that freedom may not be all it’s cracked up to be." HeyUGuys

"Adding a female director to its creative boys’ club, the studio has fashioned a resonant tribute to mother-daughter relationships that packs a level of poignancy on par with such beloved male-bonding classics as
Finding Nemo."Variety

"For all its pictorial and vocal beauty, the film’s emotional line and dramatic contrivances are both more familiar and less inventive than what’s usually delivered by the studio."THR

"Even if it had nothing else going for it, Brave would surely be the only blockbuster this summer to have its protagonist exclaim, ‘Jings, crivens, help ma boab!’ […] Thankfully, though, the sweeping and stunningly beautiful film is a return to form after last year’s (relatively) disappointing Cars 2."STV

Check back for more reviews soon!

Do you think Brave will be a hit with critics?

8 Responses to ‘Brave’ Review Round-Up!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I don’t care diddly what critics think. Anyone who hates on a Pixar film lacks a sense of humor or any sense of humanity (and frankly, those who dissed Cars 2 make me even angrier). All that matter is what we, the unbiased, obsessed Pixarsupermegafans, love it. I have little doubt it will be a major sucsess. Go Pixar! <3

  2. Anonymous says:

    Uhm… both links link to the HeyUGuys review…

  3. Anonymous says:

    quite negative major reviews ( mostly because of the Pixar track record and unreached expectation)

    Variety
    http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117947728

    Hollywood Reporter
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/brave-review-disney-pixar-335633

  4. Anonymous says:

    I don’t think the Hollywood Reporter review is negative. Pixar did say that they were going to deliver something very different when it comes to their version of a fairytale. But if if the ending is something that we’ve seen many times before then it deserves to be brought up in reviews. While watching the first act I’m going to be guessing what could be used to help Merida transform her mother back to human. I bet there will be something in the first act that will help her.

  5. Anonymous says:

    @Anon 2: Thanks for catching that!

    -Bryko

  6. Anonymous says:

    I just saw how according to rottentomatoes.com the Hollywood Reporter review is negative. I didn’t see it that way.

  7. Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous: I really don´t think Pixar would Motion Capture anything – they are an Animation Studio (and the best on the planet), they don´t do MC – the results are, at best, worse than anything an animator can do – in most cases, they are downright horrible. What makes you think they MCd anything? A pretty extreme accusation, from my POV.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I saw Brave last night and I can vouch for the fact that Brave had some of the most sublime animation in a Pixar film to date. That’s saying a lot. I don’t know what you’re talking about. Watch the movie.

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