beth’s review published on Letterboxd :
i’ll admit i’m biased toward anything involving bears and/or the presence of southwestern landscapes but this really is an excellent documentary about an excellent subject. the animation and textures are really what elevate this above the standard documentary. i thought the visual presentation was beautiful. yes, aspects of it make it feel like a television documentary, but the beautiful shots of cascading landscapes and the different modes of storytelling add cinematic and artistic flare. not to mention the story itself is inspiring and eye opening and leads to great conversations afterwards. words from a bear is authentic and serves as a voice gone too often unheard.