The Bear

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Live-action animal saga is incredible -- and a bit scary.

PG 1989 94 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 7+

Beware if you have little ones

It began with, "Let's watch a movie about real bears!" Then, five minutes later, my almost 5-year-old and i are discussing the death of a parent. That was unexpected. It gets better. They show dead momma bear being skinned. If you're not ready to explain these things and several more heavy topics with your children, pass on it!
age 6+

A kids movie that only the grown ups will finish

This is a beautifully shot, lovely movie. Our 9 and 11 year old boys started asking "how much longer" 25 minutes in and didn't make it to the halfway point. And these are kids who like gentle, sweet, nature stories but are so overexposed to animated Pixar style films that they can't just sit still and take in a movie with so little dialogue and so few laughs. Sad.

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