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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
    see all Two Brothers reviews
  • 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

3 stars

understanding of what its like to lose a sibling takein away from your family.growing up in a new place,scared and feeling alone.follow them in this unvailing storie of seperation.

- melifeforce, Sunday, October 3, 2010

4 stars

I absolute LOVE tigers and this movie did a great job of showing them in their natural habitat. The story line was excellent as well..

- crydun2004, Saturday, August 14, 2010

5 stars

it was very sad but entertaining and i was honored to see that this was such a wonderful movie and i cried and cried to see that i loved it! it was amazing!

- marisatrevino, Tuesday, February 24, 2009