Grizzly Man Poster

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: December 26th, 2005

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Pieced together from Timothy Treadwell's actual video footage, Werner Herzog's remarkable documentary examines the calling that drove Treadwell to live among a tribe of wild grizzly bears on an Alaskan reserve. A devoted conservationist with a passion for adventure, Timothy believed he had bridged the gap between human and beast. When one of the bears he loved and protected tragically turns on him, the footage he shot serves as a window into our understanding of nature and its grim realities.

Director: Werner Herzog

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Lions Gate Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Mr. Herzog's perspective is an invaluable balance to Mr. Treadwell's as the animal advocate approaches what seems like madness.

  • Werner Herzog's magnificent tragedy, Grizzly Man, a Shakespearean character study that packs the sheer terror of "The Blair Witch Project." show more

  • Herzog conducts his own expedition into knowing the unknowable -- the true task of any filmmaker. Herzog makes it an art. show more

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