|Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Epic, Animals, Escape|
Tagline: Two infant tiger cubs, separated from their parents and each other.
Plot: An epic adventure of discovery, survival and wonder, "Two Brothers" is the story of twin tiger brothers who are born amidst the temple ruins and exotic jungles of French Indo-China. Separated as cubs and taken into captivity, one tiger is forced to become a circus performer, the other a trained killer. Years later, the brothers find themselves reunited, but as forced enemies pitted against each other. "Two Brothers" stars Guy Pearce ("Memento," "L.A. Confidential") as a romantic explorer whose tragic intervention into the idyllic lives of the two tiger brothers forever intertwines their fates.
Twin tiger cubs, one shy and gentle, the other, bold and fierce, are born among the temple ruins of an exotic jungle, but are one day separated by fate. The bold brother is sold off to a circus, where homesickness and living in a cage rob him of his spirit. The shy cub becomes the beloved companion of the governor's lonely young son, until an accident forces the family to give him away to a man who resolves to break his gentle nature and turn him into a fighter for sport. When they are fully grown, the brothers find themselves reunited, but as forced enemies pitted against each
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...a family-friendly movie made for the same audience that likes to imagine talking animals, although none of the beasts in ''Two Brothers'' converse in anything but expressive roars.
--Stephen Holden (The New York Times)
The baloney factor is sky high in this fiercely earnest tale of a couple of tiger siblings cruelly separated by fate.
--Stephanie Zacharek (Salon)
There's no pleasure in bashing one of the few movies around geared to a family audience. But I would have gladly volunteered to lead all the tigers participating in this movie directly into the wilds, just to stop them "acting" in this slow-moving, heavy-handed drama.
--Desson Thomson (Washington Post)
While the script and two-legged actors leave something to be desired, Two Brothers won't disappoint families with young children.
--Annette Cardwell (FilmCritic.com)
Animal-loving kids will think it's lovely, but it's only a mildly diverting time-waster for the rest of us.
--Jamie Russell (BBC Films)
There is probably no audience for "Two Brothers." It might appeal to children, but it would be too slow-moving for them. Animal-loving adults might take interest, but they would find it overlong and bland every time humans appear onscreen. If its story were streamlined and some extraneous people-centric scenes cut, it would be a fine film indeed. B-
--Eric D. Snider (EricDSnider.com)
...much of the cast give awkward, strangely artificial performances, as if they don't really understand English. Indeed, the tigers frequently seem more recognizably human than their biped co-stars.
--Jonathan Foreman (New York Post)
"Brothers" is a wonderful family film that doesn't condescend to its audience, nor cheapen the experience with flatulence gags and other kid flick crutches. It's just two tigers, their journey, and a whole lotta cute along the way. B+
--Brian Orndorf (FilmJerk.com)
‘Two Brothers’ may be blessed with beautiful cinematography but it is also cursed with an indifferent approach to storytelling and poor writing when it comes to the human portion of the plot.
--Joe Rickey (Movie-Gurus.com)
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