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Brave

Brave

Kelly Macdonald

Directed by Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews
Rolling Stone: star rating
5 3.5
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June 21, 2012

No one seems to review a Pixar film without comparing it to other Pixar films. OK, Brave isn't The Incredibles or Toy Story. So? It's still a rousing, gorgeously animated good time. Merida, voiced by a fine, feisty Kelly Macdonald, is a Scottish Katniss Everdeen, a red-haired princess more into bows than boys. When a witch turns Merida's loving mom (Emma Thompson) into a sometime grizzly bear, Brave takes dark, dazzling turns. The beasts of the Scottish wild are no match for Merida's girl power.

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