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