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ages 8+ | 80% Say It's Worth Your Time

Merida (Kelly Macdonald), the impetuous, but courageous, daughter of Scottish King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), is a skilled archer who wants to carve out her own path in life. Her defiance of an age-old tradition angers the Highland lords and leads to chaos in the kingdom. Merida seeks help from an eccentric witch (Julie Walters), who grants her an ill-fated wish. Now, Merida must discover the true meaning of courage and undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

Runtime: 1 hr 40 min

Genre: Adventure , Comedy , Animated

Director: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

Producer: John Lasseter, Katherine Sarafian

Cast: Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Robbie Coltrane, Craig Ferguson

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  • maryimum (Female)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    I enjoyed this story set in Scotland, but it did have some scary moments for the children. Even my (somewhat sensitive) 9yo was scared when the bear (Moredun) attacked.

    March 17th, 2013 · Details
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  • ventor (Male)

    ages 8+ |

    The ads for this film were quite vague and mysterious, so I had no idea where Pixar was going to go with this film. After watching I found the animation and story alright but nothing to rave about. The best part of the film in my opinion was the musical score and humor. There is tons of Scottish humor. I would be interested to know what Scottish people thought of this more than overly skewed depiction of Scottish history. But when it comes down to it, (Like Pocahontas) this film takes bits and pieces from history and conveniently places them within the context of the story. Not the most creative way of going about creating a fairy tale. Kind of weird how the mother turning into a bear has very strong echos of Disney's Brother bear. Despite all this I enjoyed the film. The story plays out in a thoughtful entertaining way that builds on itself to a final dramatic conclusion.
    Be warned that little children will find this boring, and in parts, frightening. Unlike most Disney films they actually got the rating right. This is PG for bloodless violent content and frightening imagery. This one will probably go down in history as a good but forgettable movie.

    November 20th, 2012 · Details
    3 Thanks ·
  • TimeForAMovie (Male)

    ages 6+ | Not Worth Your Time

    While I appreciated the positive message of independence and courage for my daughters, the story itself was average at best. Could instead be titled Brother Bears II, or maybe Mother Bear. My kids were surprised by a couple of bare bottomed scenes, "but" the scenes were pretty tame and good natured.

    January 3rd, 2013 · Details
    2 Thanks ·
  • Blaze187 (Male)

    ages 7+ | Worth Your Time

    It was ok. I felt like people would only like it if they have issues with their parents.

    November 17th, 2012 · Details
    2 Thanks ·
  • Bob (Male)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    Visually incredible. This is a story about pride and mother/daughter issues. I think it's worth watching, but don't expect anything groundbreaking.

    November 14th, 2012 · Details
    2 Thanks ·
  • Jim (Male)

    ages 8+ | Not Worth Your Time

    This one simply didn't reach the high bar set by the rest of the industry.

    June 18th, 2013 · Details
    1 Thank ·
  • Aidens-reviews (Male)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    I thought it had great actors,a great storyline,lots of funny moments,and a good short to go with it.If you don't mind nudity and your child isn't afraid of bears it's a four out of four must see.

    July 20th, 2012 · Details
    1 Thank ·
  • crosswalkxing (Male)

    ages 11+ |

    Be aware when you see this movie there is alot of violence with vikings sword fighting and beating each other up and the bears fighting. Also be careful of some of the scenes that briefly show naked butts. It's not for young children to watch. I'm surprised Disney and Pixar would allow minor nudity to slip past the censorship the first time.

    July 9th, 2012 · Details
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  • Ohmy (Female)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    From watching the previews, I was totally expecting a movie where the princess finds her prince and he fights a dragon or some evil force or whatever keeps them apart and love conquering in the end. So not the case, I really liked the story line, definitely a mom-daughter must see. I like how it teaches family values and conquering pride as well as not being afraid to stand up and seek after your goals and dreams. Very funny moments with tons of scottish flavor and a few rear-ends showing. I don't consider it the best Pixar film ever, but it's definitely worth watching it with your family.

    July 4th, 2012 · Details
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  • cookie3skitter (Female)

    ages 12+ | Not Worth Your Time

    I wasn't impressed with this movie. There is no reason to have bare bums and cleavage in a childrens cartoon. It wasn't necessary nor appreciated.

    November 19th, 2013 · Details
  • justin.eves.9 (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Brave is a great movie about finding true bravely. In yourself

    October 8th, 2013 · Details
  • Clearplay

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    What sounds like a surefire smash is mostly fair to middlin’. The story takes an odd left turn, and what promises to be a victorious adventure about inner strength is more about taking responsibility for one’s actions. The animation looks great and the movie is largely enjoyable, but the story comes up a little short of Pixar’s impossibly high standards... See Full Review

    August 8th, 2013 · Details
  • Chris (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    Such a cute story, great characters and just a overall awesome movie for the family! My 3 year old loves this movie and can't watch it enough. The triplets are at least in the top 3 of best Disney characters ever!

    May 2nd, 2013 · Details
  • anna.migul (Female)

    ages 4+ | Worth Your Time

    I like it

    April 8th, 2013 · Details
  • tbtoone (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    There is a lot to like about this show, although it's not the greatest animated film in recent years. I like the Scottish accent, and the story is fun. As always, there is a good lesson. I think it's a delightful film for the entire family.

    April 5th, 2013 · Details
  • kevin.daughtrey (Male)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    Mama always said "never trust a ginger" however you can trust me when I say this movie is great! Disney adapts some cultural changes in our society with a success this time.

    January 18th, 2013 · Details
  • christine.rappleye (Female) Deseret News Critic

    ages 7+ | Worth Your Time

    "Brave" is a Disney animation about Merida, a girl who is coming of age, but wants to make her own choices in life. When other leaders bring their sons to contest for her hand in marriage, she beats them all at archery, has a heated fight with her mother (who is trying to make sure Merida is properly trained as future queen) and runs off. When she encounters a witch and asks for a spell for a way to change her path, things go horribly and at times, humorously, unexpected as Merida and her mother repair their relationship.
    It's refreshing to see a Disney movie with the princess has a strong relationship with her mother and where the princess also learns to stand on her own two feet and diplomatically use her head.

    January 8th, 2013 · Details
  • AaronShill (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    Aptly rated. This one spooked my youngest son.

    January 2nd, 2013 · Details
  • happygolucky (Female)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    This Movie was a must see for pre-teens and up. It was funny, and very entertaining. Had some mild language (disappointed) and some of the scenes were intense for younger viewers. But all in all, our entire family loved this movie!

    December 1st, 2012 · Details
  • jehoshua02 (Male)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    I enjoy the animation and the central message.

    November 29th, 2012 · Details
  • dennis.gillie (Male)

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    Everything works well, except the mother bear bit. But good story, great animation, and an amazing visual of Scotland.

    September 24th, 2012 · Details
  • natec8 (Male)

    ages 9+ | Worth Your Time

    The movie has a great message about letting go of your pride and learning to understand each other. There are a few things in it that would have been better left out, and the bears can be very scary for little children. Overall it is a fun movie with a good message.

    August 9th, 2012 · Details
  • livinginthenow (Male)

    ages 9+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Message was, hey you can change your fate and get your way in life, just find a witch to help you cast a spell on your parents so they can see what it's really like to be you. Great messages Disney gives to kids now days. If you don't care about stuff like that, you'll love the movie. Everything else about it was entertaining.

    August 8th, 2012 · Details
  • tpoppleton (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 9+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Just an all around waste or potential. Such great characters, that go absolutely nowhere. What purpose did it serve to have Merida as an archer when her only job at the end of the movie was to babysit? Could have been so great.

    August 6th, 2012 · Details
  • racheljane

    ages 9+ | Worth Your Time

    The movie is a bit scary and boring for younger kids. The music is beautiful!

    August 3rd, 2012 · Details
  • cmlgill9131

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Definitely not what you expect. To me it was the same old story told in a different location. There was a real opportunity for this girl to be a great heroine...extremely disappointed. The bear scenes were way too scary for my kids (6 and 4) and since it didn't offer anything for them to really learn and understand at this age, I wouldn't see it again. The theme is listening to each other and getting rid of your pride. Definitely for older audiences, I say 9 at least.

    July 29th, 2012 · Details
  • hammy (Female)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    Beautiful animation. There are some very scary bear fights and really not much of a plot but still a great movie.

    July 27th, 2012 · Details
  • dzdarling (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    Scotland The Brave... We always need more from, about and focused on Scotland! Fun but at times scary kids movie... Nobody under 6 years old!

    July 20th, 2012 · Details
  • phil.humpherys (Male)

    ages 6+ | Not Worth Your Time

    This latest installment from Pixar, where the standard is extremely high, was a disappointment overall. It had the typical eye-popping animation, great characters, pretty good music. But, the story... the story was very thin, not captivating. A girl has her mother turned into a bear so that she will be able to choose her own fate, and up realizing what a horrible thing she has done, spends the rest of the movie in a quest to reverse the spell. It just didn't work for me, and I was left very disappointed. Expectations are high with Pixar films, this for me was the first that clearly missed!

    July 17th, 2012 · Details
  • angie.k.rennie (Female)

    ages 12+ | Not Worth Your Time

    This was not your typical Disney-family-friendly movie of yesteryear. There is a strong heroine (yay!), but she is self-centered

    July 13th, 2012 · Details
  • spencer.ryser (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    Really great movie. Fun for all ages.

    July 12th, 2012 · Details
  • smoman (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 9+ | Worth Your Time

    One of the best movies Pixar has made if not the best. Wonderful story about family relationships and how all members of the family learn from each other.

    July 9th, 2012 · Details
  • BillyQ (Male)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    Cool movie, took my 9 year old daughter. King Fergus was awesome. Loved Princess Merida and the message of the movie. I'd see it again.

    July 3rd, 2012 · Details
  • stolman (Male)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    Incredible animation. The story line was pretty predictable. It is worth seeing and the entire family should really enjoy it. I loved the Scottish voices and the musical score was great. Time will tell is the Disney/Pixar merger will lessen the innovation that made Pixar so good. This is a great modern day Disney film but not the engagement that Pixar has recently achieved in Up, Toy Story 3 and the Incredibles.

    June 27th, 2012 · Details
  • Rezrets (Female)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    I loved this movie! It was beautiful in every way — aesthetically and thematically — and brimming with typical Pixar charm. Personally, I felt like the theme was gender-neutral (i.e. anyone can relate with wanting the courage to change his or her fate) but my male colleague was slightly put off by what he construed as "girl-power" overtones. Regardless, we both enjoyed the look and humor of the film.

    My only caution would be for parents to be aware that the bears may be too scary for young children. I could hear several crying throughout the theater at especially intense moments.

    The short film "La Luna" too was definitely worth seeing. Whimsical and sweet!

    June 26th, 2012 · Details
  • adamsmart (Male)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    Because of the track record, we tend to go into a Pixar movie with high expectations. Brave is a good movie, but it isn't as grand as I thought it might be. The visuals are fantastic, as you would expect. I loved all of the characters. Merida is an adventuresome teenager, her mischievous brothers are funny, and the witch was a lot of fun.
    Pixar's first take on a fairytale, I enjoyed the music and the story, but some story aspects felt used, and I was reminded of earlier Disney movies. All said, Brave is a good, fun movie. And the short film La Luna is a sweet pre-movie bonus!

    June 23rd, 2012 · Details
  • amanda.m.jones.92 (Female)

    ages 12+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Raunchy and too scary for children under 10.

    June 22nd, 2012 · Details

Okfor ages12+