I highly recommend Two Brothers. It is a beautiful movie that demonstrates the way tigers have been treated without any sugar-coating. The tigers show heart-rending emotion throughout the movie that truly touches the viewers. I have watched many animal movies and this is one of my favorites. I love how the movie’s story is shown through the eyes of the tigers instead of through words. I fell in love with Kumal and Sangha, the two brothers, and although the movie is very emotional, it is a must see for any animal lover.
Doing for tigers what The Bear did for Grizzlies and Kodiaks, Two Brothers offers lush adventure with a message that anyone can take to heart. French filmmaker Jean-Jacques Annaud directed both films, blessing them with his keen eye for beauty and a love for wildlife that’s as impassioned as it is infectious. This time, the adorable critters are Kumal and Sangha, sibling tiger cubs in French Indochina circa 1920, separated when a treasure-hunting adventurer (Guy Pearce) inadvertently leads them to capture. He makes amends by defending their right to freedom, but before that can happen, the now-grown tigers must endure cruel treatment that younger viewers (and sensitive adults) may find somewhat traumatic. There’s a purpose to their ordeal, however, and Annaud (along with a world-class tiger trainer, 30 different tigers, and minimal use of digital trickery) films this uplifting story as a child’s fable, with equal measures of danger and irresistible charm. As a family-friendly plea to protect endangered tigers everywhere, Two Brothers is cute, cuddly, and easily recommended. –Jeff Shannon