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The Country Bears (2002)



Critic Consensus: Despite all the celebrities on hand, this spin-off from a theme park attraction still feels tired and hokey.

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Like other celebrated rock-and-roll groups, the members of the legendary group 'The Country Bears'--Ted and Fred Bedderhead, Tennessee O'Neal and Zeb Zober--were torn apart by the perils of their own success: ego, jealousy and a little too much honey. Can eager young fan Beary Barrington convince the bitter ex-members of the rock band to put aside their differences and perform a benefit concert to save Country Baer Hall, the legendary venue where the band got its start?

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Haley Joel Osment
as Beary Barrington
Candy Ford
as Trixie
Toby Huss
as Tennessee
Christopher Walken
as Reed Thimple
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Norbert Barrington
Don Henley
as Himself
Wyclef Jean
as Himself
Alex Rocco
as Rip Holland
Elton John
as Himself
Megan Fay
as Mrs. Barrington
Bonnie Raitt
as Herself
Eli Marienthal
as Dex Barrington
Diedrich Bader
as Officer Cheets, Ted Bedderhead
Brian Setzer
as Himself
Don Was
as Himself
as Xzibit
Kevin Scott Richardson
as Henry Dixon Taylor
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Critic Reviews for The Country Bears

All Critics (85) | Top Critics (29)

A dumb story about a bear adopted by humans.

December 28, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Kids will probably enjoy the sight of huge, bumbling teddy bears... Parents will exit wondering why this piece of unnecessary cross-promotion wasn't released straight to video.

September 26, 2002

By turns numbingly dull-witted and disquietingly creepy.

August 4, 2002 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…

It's fitting that a movie as artificial and soulless as The Country Bears owes its genesis to an animatronic display at Disneyland.

August 3, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

It's mildly amusing, but I certainly can't recommend it.

July 31, 2002

This ingrown mutant is easily the most bizarre children's film made in this country since 1982's lab-rat apocalypse The Secret of NIMH.

July 30, 2002

Audience Reviews for The Country Bears

For a kid's movie, this was actually decent. The bears are cute and the story is okay. One of the few kids films I have seen that hasn't made me want to pull my hair out just for something else to do!

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


It was fun to see another Disney ride brought to life, but this was in no way a good movie. It was extremely corny and had an overused plot. It would've been better as an animated movie, because the Disneyland attraction is about singing bears.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer


i thought this was well good lol!

Sophie Burgess
Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

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