Brave

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(2012) ★★★

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Kelly Macdonald voices Celtic princess Merida, a flame-haired tomboy faced with arranged marriages and a witch’s crazy curse. She doesn’t want to marry into the MacGuffin clan. There’s lots of talk of destiny but really the will-o’-the-wisp plot is about a big old bear.

Ultimately, Pixar’s Highlands fling falls a little short. Not as foolishly as Disney’s Tangled or DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon, perhaps – it is still recognisably Pixar. But, whichever way you look at Pixar’s 13th feature, after Up this is down.

Certificate: PG
Duration: 97min

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