• NicholasG

    ★★½ Watched by NicholasG 07 Aug, 2015

    The grizzly man documentary was quite different from others. Timothy Treadwell was a different kind of person ackward is what most might call it. He is a man who for 13 summers went out in grizzly inhabited territory documenting them and protecting them. This documentary shows everything, the good, the bad and the ugly. But the story seemed broken splitting bits and pieces through out it of peoples opinions, Treadwells clips and past and his death.
    In my opinion, Treadwell…

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  • japey

    ★★★ Watched by japey 29 Aug, 2015

    bears

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  • Peter Garofalo

    ★★★½ Watched by Peter Garofalo 27 Aug, 2015

    A fascinating look into a very troubled soul via real footage combined with Herzog's commentary, which is rarely overbearing. GRIZZLY MAN is largely about mankind's role with nature, but even deeper at its core, there are important things to be said about mental health.

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  • Joe Dreshar

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Joe Dreshar 25 Aug, 2015

    Grizzly Man is one of my favorite movies. And it is a movie of seeming contradictions.

    On the one hand, it is a tragic story. We get a well rounded look at the lead. We get excellent visuals. It is hard not to sympathize and empathize with Timothy Treadwell by the end of the film.

    On the other hand, it is hilarious. Herzog is always a treat simple because he walks the smallest tightrope between Teutonic, pessimistic poetry ("I believe…

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  • Matt Grillo

    ★★★★½ Watched by Matt Grillo 30 May, 2015 2

    I grew up in Alaska, so I'm familiar with the terrain in the film. I'm familiar with the bears even, though not on this scale. The most intriguing landscape on display here is not that of the natural world, captivating as it may be, but of the hidden contours of the human heart.

    Watching Grizzly Man, there's one thing that jumps out at me and colors my interpretation of the film above all else: Timothy Treadwell almost certainly had untreated…

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  • nrbeaton

    ★★★★ Watched by nrbeaton 07 Mar, 2015

    Herzog has little interest in sentimentality or the relationship between humans and nature, but instead asks questions about Treadwell, his history and his motivations, and lets much of Treadwell's own footage speak for him. The result is a fascinating and thoughtful documentary.

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  • moondriver

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by moondriver 15 Aug, 2015

    I like how Herzog allows for time to point out how meticulous a filmmaker Treadwell was. I think the most enjoyable aspect of the movie is the incredible images he was able to capture living up among the wildlife in Alaska. The lush greenery with the wild bears creates a majestic picture. It's beautiful, and I can only imagine the footage that never made it into this film.

    As a subject, Treadwell is imminently fascinating and Herzog is willing to…

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  • Emily Brown

    ★★★★½ Added by Emily Brown

    There's no doubt that Herzog is a brilliant filmmaker, and his documentaries are no exception.

    Grizzly Man, however, stands out even among the rest. Aside from having an intrinsically interesting subject, Herzog pieces together the story of Timothy Treadwell's life in a way that keeps you engrossed from beginning to end.

    Herzog is not subtle with his themes, but there is no need. They run deep.

    Herzog chooses not to remain objective, as many documentary filmmakers opt to do, and…

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  • Ryan Brown

    ★★★★½ Watched by Ryan Brown 12 Aug, 2015

    Grizzly Man feels like a Werner Herzog guided meditation through nature, both animal and human.

    I am Timothy Treadwell. Stripped of society, stripped of our conditioning for avoiding taboos, being a man, being a woman, being an "adult", seeming like we have it all together. When we remove these constructs every one of us becomes Timothy Treadwell. Paranoid, full of raw expressed love, full of raw expressed hate and fear, irresponsible, innocent, slightly mad and unsure of where we as…

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  • Bob

    ★★★½ Watched by Bob 11 Aug, 2015

    Grizzly Man is a biography documentary about Timothy Treadwell.

    Treadwell becomes famous by heading into the Alaskan wilderness with a video camera, and recording himself interacting with and observing grizzly bears. He does this during the bears' active months, and then spends the hibernation season in schools talking to kids about bears. He continues for 13 years until his not-at-all-unexpected (by anyone, including himself) death when he is eaten by a bear. The footage he records, as well as interviews…

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  • Travis Cooper

    ★★★ Watched by Travis Cooper 01 Jul, 2015

    Film 182 of Project365, a project in which I watch a new film every day for a year.

    It's hard to feel sympathy for an idiot who ignores reason and authority. Despite that, it was interesting at least. That's all I really have to say about this film.

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  • joshcurtis

    ★★★★★ Added by joshcurtis

    Love this so much

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