Parents' Guide to

The Tiger's Nest

By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Heartfelt adventure has moments of peril, some smoking.

Movie NR 2023 94 minutes
The Tiger's Nest movie poster: A young Indian boy smiles as he runs alongside a baby tiger on some mountains.

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Kids used to higher production values and a more fully-developed script may find this sweet adventure a tad unsophisticated. But there's no denying the emotional pull of The Tiger's Nest's sweet story of an orphaned boy and his bond with a similarly orphaned tiger cub. There's a Disney feel to the film, with its epic adventure across the Himalayas, it's furry, wide-eyed co-star, and its messages about learning to live with loss and change. It's easy to root for Pawar's kind, well-meaning character, even as he puts himself in some pretty extreme danger most adults would shy away from. Filmed in Nepal for much of the production, the landscapes are awe-inspiring and the music stirring enough. But a stilted script and scenes that feel tacked on one after another mean the narrative loses its flow in places and some of the moments of peril are lost before they've begun.

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