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  • Summary: An epic adventure of discovery, survival and wonder, this is a fable about twin tiger brothers born in the wild that become separated as cubs, raised in captivity under completely different circumstances and then reunited as adults when they are pitted against each other in a fighting arena. (Universal) Expand
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Walter Chaw
    90
    Annaud presents a meticulously structured fable about the importance of family, particularly the relationship of fathers and sons, to both man and beast.
  2. 80
    The result is that virtual oxymoron, an intelligent family film.
  3. Reviewed by: David Ng
    80
    As in "The Bear," Annaud eschews animal voice-over and visual F/X in favor of live, almost wordless action. The result is the humanization of animals and the animalization of humans.
  4. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    Combo of some stunning animal direction (courtesy of ace trainer Thierry Le Portier) and exotic period setting somewhere in French colonial Indochina charms when the quadripeds stalk the action but creaks when the bipeds open their mouths.
  5. 63
    The result is a reassuring fairy tale that will fascinate children and has moments of natural beauty for their parents, but makes the tigers approximately as realistic as the animals in "The Lion King."
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    Honors the power and beauty of these beasts even as it underscores the cultured savagery of the men who are crowding them out.
  7. The story, which features an apparently lobotomized Guy Pearce as an opportunistic explorer and hunter who learns the errors of his ways, is deeply dull.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 17, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers. 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 Collapse
  2. May 9, 2013
    10
    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. Expand

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