Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. That Annaud and his deft production team create believable dramatic characters without compromising the dignity of the animals they've borrowed as stars -- is the striking (and sometimes unnerving) achievement of a film that also swoops and loops through fairytale hoops.
  2. Reviewed by: Walter Chaw
    Annaud presents a meticulously structured fable about the importance of family, particularly the relationship of fathers and sons, to both man and beast.
  3. 88
    There's something simple yet miraculous about watching these beautiful animals interact with the wild and each other, even if their actions are being manipulated for the sake of drama. Annaud has taken his film's message to heart: He knows when to get out of nature's way.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. May 9, 2013
    Two brothers will have a very simple story but manages to make us reflect on the cruelty of men and helping each other how they will tackle the barriers. Full Review »
  2. Oct 17, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. one of the best movie i've seen in years..good story ...good acting by the cast...and best of all the two brothers....the two tigers....a very underrated movie Full Review »
  3. AnthonyD.
    Dec 31, 2005
    I my Self found the movie to be first class and well done it helps to eduacte people about tigers and why they should be protected. The Acting was excellent by all the cast as well as the tigers them self if you have never seen this video I can recconend it to all you will love it. Full Review »