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Two Brothers

children & family, drama


Two mischievous twin tiger cubs live a carefree life in an exotic jungle amidst beautiful ancient ruins. But one day, an act of fate forces them apart, as one is sold off to the circus and the other becomes the pampered pet of a governor's son.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    78%
  • Audience Score
    76%

common sense

ON for kids age 8
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Language
0 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
3 out of 5

Stunningly beautiful, but too intense for little kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has some very sad Bambi-style moments and some violence, mostly off-screen. The tiger cubs' father is killed and their mother is shot and wounded. Sangha mauls a dog (we only hear about it and it's made clear that the dog wasn't killed) and Kunal is beaten (off camera). There are tense confrontations and unhappy relationships. Some kids may find it uncomfortable when a mother is attracted to someone other than her husband and believes he is flirting with her, when a child loses his pet, or when characters speak harshly to each other. A strength of the movie is the positive portrayal of an inter-racial and inter-cultural romance.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how McRory and an English-speaking native (who will become his wife) debate the morality of killing wild animals and taking sacred artifacts from ruins, in terms of the different ways that people see those issues and also about the way they discuss them with each other. What kinds of arguments are persuasive? How did his father's disappointment in him affect the prince? How do you know when it is "good to take a chance?"

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    78%
    reviews counted: 8
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  • Audience

    76%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: I defy any animal lover not to tear up with Kumal and Sangha reunite, even if it is a little faux.

- Carlo Cavagna, AboutFilm.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid, Friday, May 26, 2006

Fresh: It's that rare kind of comedy -- simple humor based on personalities, behavior, and folly .... rather than forced through crass punchlines or annoying sidekicks.

- Jeffrey Overstreet, Christianity Today, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

0 star

Aidan McRory: Forgive me. Forgive me. There is nothing special about 'Two Brothers', the story of lions. I find it to be one of the most irritating films of all time, considering that we have no sympathy and don't have any interest in the films protagonists. We have great actors in this film (Guy Pierce, Jean-Jacques Annaud) but the characters they play are incredibly bland, especially Pierces character, who we don't care about what he commits or what the cost of his wrongdoings are. The scenery is unbelievably and incredibly uninteresting, as it stays the same as the film progresses. I'm trying not to bash this so hard, but I just can't help myself, never has a film been so impeccably detrimentally tedious and wearisome, that I would rather watch the 'Cheaper by the Dozen' remake than watch the opening credits of 'Two Brothers' again. Not recommended. Read more reviews at www.creedsdelight.com

- CreedsDelight, Wednesday, August 10, 2011

0 star

Aidan McRory: Forgive me. Forgive me. There is nothing special about 'Two Brothers', the story of lions. I find it to be one of the most irritating films of all time, considering that we have no sympathy and don't have any interest in the films protagonists. We have great actors in this film (Guy Pierce, Jean-Jacques Annaud) but the characters they play are incredibly bland, especially Pierces character, who we don't care about what he commits or what the cost of his wrongdoings are. The scenery is unbelievably and incredibly uninteresting, as it stays the same as the film progresses. I'm trying not to bash this so hard, but I just can't help myself, never has a film been so impeccably detrimentally tedious and wearisome, that I would rather watch the 'Cheaper by the Dozen' remake than watch the opening credits of 'Two Brothers' again. Not recommended. Read more reviews at www.creedsdelight.com

- CreedsDelight, Wednesday, August 10, 2011

4 stars

ooh my god this film is excellent its about two tigers (brothers) that get seperated dad gets killed and mum is shoot but survives and they get one owned by the circus the other by a wealthy person and they are set to fight each other but recognise each other and run away together but theres alot more then wot im saying its a lovely heart warming film it gave me goosepipples and made me cry so worth a watch!!!

- FiLmCrAzY, Tuesday, January 1, 2008