Two Brothers (2004)



Critic Consensus: A charming family-friendly movie with stunning cinematography.

Movie Info

Like The Bear, director Jean-Jacques Annaud's acclaimed animal picture released 15 years prior, Two Brothers offers a family-friendly epic as told through the eyes of its four-legged protagonists, who, in this case, are sibling tiger cubs Koumal and Sangha. Though a life in the jungles of French colonial Indochina circa the 1920s seemed certain, the cubs are separated shortly after their birth when the notorious hunter Aidan McRory (Guy Pearce) kills their father. Koumal is whisked away to a … More

Rating: PG (for mild violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Alain Godard, Jean-Jacques Annaud
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 21, 2004
Box Office: $18.9M
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as Raoul Normandin

as His Excellency

as Matilde Normandin

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as Sergeant Van Tranh

as Auctioneer

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as Circus Boy

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as Bus Driver

as News Stand Man
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Critic Reviews for Two Brothers

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (37)

This is a family movie on a grand scale, enhanced by lush cinematography and throbbing music, with a minimum of dialogue and an endless assortment of thrills.

Full Review… | July 23, 2004
New York Observer
Top Critic

The kind of movie that kids used to flock to on Saturday afternoons in the forties and fifties.

Full Review… | July 3, 2004
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Noteworthy because it represents a kind of fevered moviemaking insanity that we rarely see these days.

Full Review… | July 3, 2004
Top Critic

Stunningly beautiful, but too intense for little kids.

Full Review… | December 29, 2010
Common Sense Media

The very definition of harmless, watchable entertainment. Exactly whether or not that is good enough depends on who you are.

Full Review… | January 7, 2005

I defy any animal lover not to tear up with Kumal and Sangha reunite, even if it is a little faux.

Full Review… | January 1, 2005

Audience Reviews for Two Brothers

Aidan McRory: Forgive me. Forgive me.

There is nothing special about 'Two Brothers', the story of lions. I find it to be one of the most irritating films of all time, considering that we have no sympathy and don't have any interest in the films protagonists. We have great actors in this film (Guy Pierce, Jean-Jacques Annaud) but the characters they play are incredibly bland, especially Pierces character, who we don't care about what he commits or what the cost of his wrongdoings are. The scenery is unbelievably and incredibly uninteresting, as it stays the same as the film progresses. I'm trying not to bash this so hard, but I just can't help myself, never has a film been so impeccably detrimentally tedious and wearisome, that I would rather watch the 'Cheaper by the Dozen' remake than watch the opening credits of 'Two Brothers' again. Not recommended.

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Matt Goodman

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Heartbreaking and wonderful all at the same time. Great film.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

ooh my god this film is excellent its about two tigers (brothers) that get seperated dad gets killed and mum is shoot but survives and they get one owned by the circus the other by a wealthy person and they are set to fight each other but recognise each other and run away together but theres alot more then wot im saying its a lovely heart warming film it gave me goosepipples and made me cry so worth a watch!!!

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