In the most amazing scene, Treadwell gets up close as two male bears do battle over a female, and notes with delight that one of the bears 'did a number two' during the fight.
Like so much of Herzog's work, both narrative and documentary, this is an engrossing look at obsessive behavior gone terribly awry. full review
An alternately gripping and funny-charming nature film and psychological study. full review
[Treadwell] left behind 100 hours of some of the most astonishing nature footage ever captured by camera. full review
It's an uncompromising character study of a man who found peace, and ultimately death, among some of the most dangerous predators on the planet. full review
What makes Grizzly Man remarkable are the edited tapes that at first seem to show a man at peace among nature, and then later reveal the startlingly fragile state of that man's mind and persona.
As unsettling as it is fascinating.
As a filmmaker, in Herzog's opinion, Treadwell was without equal. But as a naturalist, well, let's just say that his canteen had sprung a leak. full review
Grizzly Man is a haunting and fascinating portrait of so much that is worth exploring: the implacability of nature, the hubris of human endeavor and the line between supreme dedication and madness. full review
Though Herzog's approach is chillingly fascinating, it makes this film less about an unusual life than about a bizarre death. full review
A Shakespearean character study that packs the sheer terror of The Blair Witch Project.
Grizzly Man approaches greatness for all the things it touches on and the one thing it resists. full review
Although the film has sympathy for its subject's idiosyncrasy, Herzog makes it clear that he strongly disagrees with Treadwell's sentimental view of nature. full review
Grizzly Man tells one heck of a story, and it leaves us shaking our heads in amazement and disbelief.
This is shaping up to be another great year for documentaries and this is one of the best. full review