Grizzly Man

DVD - 2005
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Grizzly Man
"Acclaimed director Werner Herzog explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell, who lived unarmed among grizzlies for 13 summers"--Container. Features Treadwell's video footage.

Published: Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, c2005.
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD 5997807 GRI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr. 44 minca. 104 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Feb 24, 2015
  • matsxwilson rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Herzog does little to build a traditional narrative, which allows the viewer more freedom to examine and interpret on their own.

Jan 07, 2014
  • weeee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best documentary films made on human psychology, Grizzly Man depicts the recent life of Timothy Treadwell as he roams for months alone with grizzly bears in Alaska. But TT's love for the bears and nature is so strong that he loses touch with reality and forgets the natural world can be a savage, merciless place where humans don't belong.

Dec 03, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Timothy Treadwell had a great love for these wild creatures but definitely lost touch with reality. It's a bear and a grizzly at that. Sad and very tragic ending.

Oct 12, 2013
  • sgib rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I've watched this movie three times about 2 or 3 years apart with new company that I introduce it to. Everyone loves it. The most fascinating part for me is that every time I watch it, it's a different movie to me. I see completely new things. This film is alive and layered in a weirdly wonderful way...kind of like Herzog himself, who was sadly overlooked at Oscars for this gem. It is one of the best.

Sep 27, 2013
  • gribbles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A fascinating train wreck that I couldn't turn away from.

Mar 08, 2013
  • ThelmaPickles rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A fascinating portait of a man who had his heart in the right place but not his head.

Aug 29, 2012

am i wrong for wanting to hear the audio? i am, arent i.
Rachel L Chacon
No you are not but its not fun i promise. it even ate his watch. It was a horrible end. He should have had a revolver with him at all times.

Sep 30, 2011
  • hardkorelish rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A little slow moving at the beginning but once this documentary got rolling you really get the heartbreaking journey of a man who cared more for any animals than humans. Someone who was socially awkward and had a complete trust in bears, which we all know didn't end well. It was a beautiful film.

Sep 07, 2011
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fascinating documentary by Herzog, gives us a character study of a man who was clearly mentally addled... and who, frankly, had his death coming.

Aug 06, 2011

Definitely worth a watch as a character study of Timothy Treadwell. Not necessarily a character I would want to emulate, but very interesting.

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