So I am late to the Brave party but I just saw it a few days ago. I've been hearing very mixed reviews so going into it I didn't really know what to expect.
While I liked it, there was something missing for me. Thinking back to other Pixar movies like Toy Story, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles, it just wasn't in the same category. It's hard to put my finger on why though.
I loved the strong female heroine, her mischief brothers were adorbs, her hair, oh her hair! was super awesome, and the Irish setting/culture was cool too. But for me the essence of the movie wasn't the same as the other Pixar films. The other films you can pretty much sum up in a sentence and it's very tangible. Toy Story is about toys coming to life. Finding Nemo is about fish looking for his father. The Incredibles is about a superhero family. Brave is about... a mother-daughter relationship? That's really what it's about at its core and for me, I'm not as interested about that.
Now it's Pixar so it was still good, and I would say you have to go see it for at least that reason alone, (it had great animations and some really great parts) but for me, it just wasn't my favorite of the Pixar films.