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4,645 Ratings

Grizzly Man

Directed by Werner Herzog
United States, 2005
Documentary

Synopsis

A devastating yet enlightening look at the grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among the endangered beasts in Alaska.

Grizzly Man Directed by Werner Herzog

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2005 | Winner: Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize (World Cinema Documentary Competition)

Village Voice Film Poll

2005 | Winner: Best Documentary

National Board of Review

2005 | Winner: Top Five Documentaries

One of the elements that makes Grizzly Man such a fascinating documentary is the contentious dialogue between Herzog’s narration and Treadwell’s running commentary, but it isn’t the film’s purpose to settle the debate over the correct perspective on nature. That was resolved by the bear. Herzog’s true interest is the more mysterious realm of human nature, and with Treadwell, he adds to a career-long obsession with visionaries undone by hubris and madness.
July 07, 2015
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From this raw – sometimes bracingly raw – material, Werner Herzog has fashioned an unnerving documentary portrait of a man who went to the limit of humanity and beyond.
August 12, 2005
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A remarkable meditation on violence, nature, filmmaking and — Herzog’s usual subject — the mystery of human nature.
August 11, 2005
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