News: Iwatchonline alternative domain


Fantasy . Action . Family . Comedy . Adventure . Animation

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Mérida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Mérida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin, the surly Lord Macintosh, and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall.

Actors: Steve Purcell , Steven Cree , Peigi Barker , Robbie Coltrane , Craig Ferguson , Kevin McKidd , Emma Thompson , Billy Connolly , Julie Walters , Kelly Macdonald
Directors: Mark Andrews , Brenda Chapman , Steve Purcell
Country: USA
Release: 2012-06-22
More Info:
  • Rene Rodriguez

    Brave has a manic, almost daffy energy and sense of humor.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    A rousing, gorgeously animated good time.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Stephanie Zacharek

    My heart belongs to Bear Elinor, whose movements and mannerisms are a tender echo of Human Elinor's – her character is designed and drawn just that carefully.

    Movieline Full Review
  • Ian Nathan

    No less lovely than former films, in many ways lovelier, but Brave is boutique Pixar: less ambitious, more succinct, excellence at a lower ebb.

    Empire Full Review
  • Ben Child

    For the animation studio's debut foray into fairytale, Pixar has delivered a rousing family melodrama.

    The Guardian Full Review
  • Mike Scott

    The magic is back at Pixar.

    New Orleans Times-Picayune Full Review
  • Dana Stevens

    It's a rollicking children's entertainment, gorgeously animated and wittily cast, and also an unusually astute exploration of the complex bond between mothers and daughters, a relationship that's often either elided or sentimentalized in children's literature and film.

    Slate Full Review
  • Richard Corliss

    Visually the most ravishing and complex Pixar movie, Brave evokes memories of Walt Disney's early experiments with the multiplane camera, but with the more persuasive intricacies available to CGI artists.

    Time Full Review
  • Melissa Anderson

    The animation studio's first film with a female protagonist, a defiant lass who acts as a much-welcome corrective to retrograde Disney heroines of the past and the company's unstoppable pink-princess merchandising.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    In addition to being fast, funny, and unpretentious, Brave is a happy antidote to all the recent films in which women triumph by besting men at their own macho games.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Peter Debruge

    Brave offers a tougher, more self-reliant heroine for an era in which princes aren't so charming, set in a sumptuously detailed Scottish environment where her spirit blazes bright as her fiery red hair.

    Variety Full Review
  • Peter Rainer

    No envelopes are pushed in Brave, which was directed by Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews, and no genres are subverted. It's a safe experience; but safe, in this case, is better than sorry.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Joe Williams

    Just misses living up to its name.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    It's a lively, psychologically astute tale filled with humanity, wit and charming performances.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Steven Rea

    Satisfying and spirited and laced with humor.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    At this point in Pixar's history, the studio contends with nearly impossible expectations itself. This is what happens when you turn out some bona fide masterworks. Brave isn't that; it's simply a bona fide eyeful.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Tasha Robinson

    At its best, Brave accesses all the complicated feelings involved between a parent and a rebellious adolescent: the mutual frustration, the lack of communication, the way conflicting desires can mask love without weakening it.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    This is a great-looking movie, much enlivened by the inspiration of giving Merida three small brothers, little redheaded triplets.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Merida may be a headstrong heroine, a feisty animated hybrid who calls to mind Katniss Everdeen, Bella Swan, and the neo-fairy-tale protagonist who faces off against her evil stepmother in "Snow White and the Huntsman." But she is also, for safety's sake, a nice girl in a pretty green dress who loves her family and believes in dynasty.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Kenneth Turan

    Brave simply doesn't feel as much like the Pixar movies we've come to expect.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Manohla Dargis

    The tussling between Elinor and Merida is familiar, but while the mother-daughter clashes may make the story "relatable," they drain it of its mythopoetic potential, turning what could have been a cool postmodern fairy tale into another family melodrama.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Bill Goodykoontz

    You won't find a lot of jaw-dropping elements in Brave. But what you will find is really well-done.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Andrew O'Hehir

    Moms and girls everywhere deserve this movie, absolutely, and I hope they have a great time. But they also deserve much more, and much better. Full Review
  • Todd McCarthy

    Visually stunning and strongly voiced, but doesn't take any real risks.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Marc Savlov

    The core family relationships ring pleasingly true, and the rebellious Merida is, alongside Katniss Everdeen, an intelligent, capable, and empathetic proto-riot grrrl with stupifyingly kickass hair and even better aim.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    The end result is something that feels like it was put together from a jumble of Disney clichés tacked onto the skeleton of "Beauty and the Beast."

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Liam Lacey

    Brave feels like a merely good-enough children's movie.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    The conflicts, magic spells, chase sequences and reconciliations feel strangely by-the-book for a studio so well known for throwing the book out entirely.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Ty Burr

    Eventually it straightens out into a fast, funny, emotionally resonant story about mothers and daughters, but it takes a while to get there and it's never less than weird.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Joe Morgenstern

    This is less a film in the lustrous Pixar tradition than a Disney fairy tale told with Pixar's virtuosity. As such, it's enjoyable, consistently beautiful, fairly conventional, occasionally surprising and ultimately disappointing.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • Joe Neumaier

    Gorgeously animated and featuring a tapestry of real-looking wonders, Brave is certainly a thing of beauty. But its emotional layers don't yield the same depth.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Shawn Levy

    Tepid, boilerplate production.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Sara Stewart

    You can't help wishing they'd thought a little further outside the box.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    In terms of story and emotional power, Brave comes up short.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • David Ehrlich

    There's no denying the film's refrain that legends are lessons, but Brave is sadly remedial.

    Boxoffice Magazine Full Review
  • Richard Larson

    Pixar's latest ultimately offers nothing more than a caricature of a well-worn conceit.

    Slant Magazine Full Review
  • Keith Uhlich

    This isn't the NASCAR-fellating cash grab that is the Cars franchise, but it's still Pixar on preachy autopilot.

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Sheri Linden

    Peck celebrates Abargil as an impassioned and inspiring advocate while making clear the emotional complexities of her single-mindedness.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
Add Soundtrack