Grizzly Man – Documentary Review (****)

(originally posted on on 2-20-06)

I love the concept of documentary films, but I am generally not a real big fan. Call me a cynic, call me a pessimist, call me a party pooper, or whatever (believe me you wouldn’t be the first), but my first inclination is always to try to determine the documentarian’s agenda. And then I spend the rest of the film wondering what information is not being shared or not being given full and fair attention. But Grizzly Man, narrated and directed by Werner Herzog (Fitzcarraldo, Nosferatu, Incident at Loch Ness), is that one lovely and jarring exception.

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