This was a flat-out touching film. The narrative is engaging and the cinematography is captivating (Surprisingly most of the film is original footage from the 'Grizzly Man' himself, Timothy Treadwell). Though Treadwell is a psychotic and flawed person, Herzog is able to celebrate his cinematic creativity and passion about bears. Seriously, if you're looking for a great character study, you don't need to look any further. As much as this film is about obsession, a theme that isn't foreign to Herzog's film, it is also about the fading American frontier and the 'Grizzly Man's' existential crisis.
"If I show weakness, if I retreat, I may be hurt, I may be killed. I must hold my own if I'm gonna stay within this land. For once there is weakness they will exploit it, they will take me out, they will decapitate me, they will chop me into bits and pieces. I'm dead. But so far, I persevere. Persevere."