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Grizzly Man

American documentary film by German director Werner Herzog Website

Approval Rate: 59%

59%Approval ratio

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    pivic57c

    Wed Jul 21 2010

    Werner Herzog manages to stretch out a quite thin, real story into a full feature-film, where Timothy Treadwell goes deep into grizzly bear territory for several years, becoming utterly involved in grizzly bears and appears to somewhat lose his mind to them before getting eaten alive by one. Herzog interviews his friends, family and people who thought he was insane. Some appear to think Treadwell wanted to become a bear, but that seems unfounded to me. Anyway, all in all a successful documentary, but I think it should have been cut shorter. Some scenes are really heart-felt, as you get how much Timothy loved animals.

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    carrollcountyk_id

    Sat Nov 28 2009

    I thought that this might be something serious about some poor guy choking to death while using grizz or something. All it deals with is someone getting killed by bears in Alaska.

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    irishgit

    Fri Aug 28 2009

    Erratic, uneven film that seems to wander around in search of a story line, without ever getting there. That, plus the fact that the primary character is an evident irresponsible mope, (although he apparently made for pretty tasty Grizzly chow) keeps this at one star. Personally, I found this video more compelling:

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    genghisthehun

    Thu Aug 27 2009

    Is this the bear or the smokeless tobacco?

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    osagepony

    Thu Aug 27 2009

    What happens when a societal failure and his freaky g'friend develop a scheme to make a living "studying and documenting" the behavior of the only North American predator capable of eating you whole so folks will "sponsor" their project? No, I don't mean Steve Irwin. His wife Teri refused to risk her life while Steve kissed cobras and wrestled perfectly poised croc's. That was more "crock" than "doc'." In "Grizzly Man" the "Crocodile Hunter" believes the Grizzers are his friends. In the end, it's nature qua nature as the Bears notice how easily the crazy man will fall prey which allows them to munch on the girlfriendd, too. Proof that no matter how much you smell as a Grizzer, the bear figures out the naked truth as winter comes on and "food" grows scarce. Never swim with stingrays. They are not your friends. My only thought on saving this movie came from the producer's Leno interview. He refused to include audio of Grizz Man & Woman being killed and crunched on as the knocked over... Read more

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    ultimatecouchp_otato

    Wed Aug 26 2009

    I thought it was a decent documentary overall. I found the main character of the documentary to be fascinating. The way they he lived with the grizzlies and communicated with them at times was eery to watch. I viewed it as someone who had some issues dealing with the real world so he took solace with the grizzlies. It's interesting to watch but rather unnerving at times.

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    canadasucks

    Sat Dec 01 2007

    Weird film. . .strange. . .but I never really liked the central character in the documentary. . .like many German productions it's well-shot, edited, and moves at a deliberate pace. . .although interesting in some spots, I was irritated by the grandstanding of that bear-freak-boy. . .

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    swiftlet

    Sat Dec 01 2007

    Overall good film.  The guy was completely crazy, but that made for an interesting twist to the story.  He was obviously going to be eatten one day.  The lady with the watch really creeped me out.

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    bassman44113

    Wed Aug 30 2006

    The man in this film needed help. He was sick in the head. Grissley bears are not our friends, they dont need to be understood. They need to be avoided, because, as he found out, they will eat you. The real sad part was that his girlfriend was killed also. For crying out loud.....these are wild animals!!! They are not like the animals that are portrayed in Disney movies