An impetuous princess discovers that her reckless choice has put both her family and her father's kingdom in peril. In this animated adventure from Pixar films Princess Merida may be the daughter of royalty, but all she wants out of life is to become a truly great archer. When Merida and her mother clash over the willful girl's future, the decisions she makes have greater repercussions that she ever imagined. In order to save her mother's life and bring peace back to the Highlands, Merida will have to face off against the forces of nature and contend with an ancient curse.
"this new Celtic princess comes off as enough of a tomboy to ensure near-universal appeal. As its title suggests, "Brave" offers a tougher, more self-reliant heroine for an era in which princes aren't so charming, set in a sumptuously detailed Scottish environment where her spirit blazes bright as her fiery red hair. " -- Variety, Peter Debrudge
Offers a "plucky heroine, the faithful animal companion, a mysterious wizard, and a character-building journey. There are even a few songs. ...thinly-written storyline...the tone is uneven and more often morose than joyful. The lack of both a romantic element and a real villain is only part of the problem.""-- ReelViews -James Berardinelli