• Jamie Hornsby

    ★★★★ Watched by Jamie Hornsby 29 Nov, 2015

    Werner Herzog has crafted a heart-rending, harrowing, and ultimately beautiful documentary in Grizzly Man. What struck me most was the score, which complemented the action perfectly, and the quiet moments of stillness and emptiness. What a sad story, but beautiful life.


  • Craiggers

    ★★★★★ Watched by Craiggers 23 Nov, 2015

    "And what haunts me, is that in all the faces of all the bears that Treadwell ever filmed, I discover no kinship, no understanding, no mercy. I see only the overwhelming indifference of nature. To me, there is no such thing as a secret world of the bears. And this blank stare speaks only of a half-bored interest in food. But for Timothy Treadwell, this bear was a friend, a savior." - Werner Herzog

    Werner Herzog shows much compassion for…


  • Paul Reese

    ★★★★★ Added by Paul Reese

    Timothy Treadwell ranks up there with Christopher McCandless as figures who were ambitious and slightly deranged in their views on nature in the world and how they reacted to it in their short lives on this earth. Both are divisive figures, some calling them inspirational and others siding with the crowds calling them selfish and mentally ill. In the end, though, "Grizzly Man" is an incredibly moving documentary because it doesn't really side with subject Treadwell on anything. Werner Herzog…


  • Adrien Kaeslin

    ★★★★ Watched by Adrien Kaeslin 05 Nov, 2015

    Herzog made Grizzly Man just so he could talk about his interpretation about the life Timothy Treadwell, who spent 13 years living among bears before he was killed by one. Of course, that's pretty obvious, but this being a documentary makes that fact doubly prominent. There's nothing wrong with that, but I kind of think that he might have been better of writing an essay or something and cutting the 100 hours of footage into a stand alone movie. A…


  • Alexander Boucher

    ★★★★★ Watched by Alexander Boucher 07 Nov, 2015

    Simply put, one of the most haunting, thought-provoking and affecting documentaries i've ever seen. A truly beautiful ode to a charismatic, eccentric and tragic oddball outsider.


  • Jordan Gary

    ★★★ Watched by Jordan Gary 29 Oct, 2015 1

    Well as a fan of documentaries I can say I did enjoy this film. I really appreciated the intimacy Mr. Treadwell had with nature and the Grizzly bears. I think he was relatively successful with his objective however, the risk only required one bad occurrence to change the game.
    I'm not quite sure I'm convinced that Treadwell connected with the bears. I'm more certain that they were aware of him and were probably annoyed. Treadwell deserves much credit for surviving…


  • LeShenncy

    ★★★½ Added by LeShenncy

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The story of Timothy Treadwell left me with several questions about the man. A major one I had was whether his fascination with bears was born of his apparent childhood fascination with them, and another I had was whether he acted to "protect" and pursue bears purely out of environmentalist motivation, or if his decisions were also influenced by a desire to flee society and its laws. His vulgar tirade against reasonable park laws certainly seemed to me as an…


  • pschuman

    ★★★½ Added by pschuman 1

    Going into the film, having heard about it from various people, I thought it would be a commentary on animal rights and recent activism. It turned into a marvelous documentary about a troubled man who found, for himself alone, solace in a sanctuary of grizzly bears. Yes, the film makes you think about the link between animal and human, but to Treadwell, the link is warped. What I take regarding Timothy, from how he is illustrated in the film, is…


  • whynot

    ★½ Added by whynot 1

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Grizzly man is a documentary discussing the story of Timothy Treadwell, a man who lived amongst grizzly bears through thirteen successful summers before being eaten alive. The film can be seen as the director’s journey to understand Timothy as he speaks with his family, friends and others, and most importantly, views raw footage from Timothy’s cameras that he took with him on his expeditions. The raw footage shot in the Grizzly Maze are indeed the most redeeming parts of the…


  • thejuanandonly

    ★★★ Watched by thejuanandonly 01 Nov, 2015 1

    The documentary in itself is pretty dry if you try to view it as any other documentary out there, but I don’t think that this was the director’s intention. Almost as if it were a mockumentary, the film relies on colorful personalities that try to make sense of Timothy Treadwell’s life and tragic death. Though the film would seem like it should focus on the lives of grizzly bears, it mostly focuses on Treadwell. In this way, Treadwell is zoomorphized.…


  • nt287

    Added by nt287

    I like this movie; it's a great display of human emotion made primarily of well-made, self-made film. The only thing I wish were different were that the narrator would stop announcing all the symbolism and details prologue-style; it kills the drama/excitement. Nonetheless, I appreciate how this movie displayed the opinions of nearly everyone on this issue with the bears including the haters towards Tredwell. I'd already seen this movie before but I don't regret seeing it again.


  • BokononistJesus

    ★★★½ Added by BokononistJesus

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Werner Herzog's documentary Grizzly Man provides a candid and compelling look into the life of Timothy Treadwell, an animal activist who lives amongst the bears of Kodiak Alaska. In piecing together the 100s of hours of video left behind by Timothy, Herzog is able to create a profile of the man Timothy was beyond his message about wildlife protection and respect for the wilderness. We see a man driven not only by his love of bears, foxes, and the wilderness,…