Two Brothers

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Stunningly beautiful, but too intense for little kids.

PG 2004 109 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 6+

A True Underrated Masterpiece!

I first watched it when I was a child myself and it made an unforgettable lasting impression on me, to the point I searched it out as an adult from the few scenes I could remember. The exquisite temple, the wildlife scenes, the different cultures, also the touch of harsh reality, & the PLOT! It used to be my second favorite after Baby's day out, back in the day; it's that kind of underrated masterpiece. Most kids these days are too action-biased, from video games to marvel movies. But a touch of nature, valuable life lessons from this movie will do them good, I believe. Because the characters of the two tigers (the titular two brothers) are so heart-wrenching, and the acting was brilliantly directed to properly portray the plot with no need for much script, and I loved it. I still love it. It'll eternally be one of my favorite movies. (As for the tiger s*x scene it starts with, when I watched it as a kid, I didn't even know what i was watching, and once the plot started, I didn't much care either. The story and the ending were worth everything else.)

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age 6+

Too slow for younger kids

While my wife and I were keen to watch this. Our 6 and 8 year olds lost interest. They tried to hang in there. We lasted about 15 minutes before they bailed. No action. The lions didn't 'talk' - or at least as far as we got. Kids weren't interested in the rather long auction scene at the beginning and they ultimately concluded that it was a documentary instead of a story. So. While it may very well be good (we don't know because we never got that far in), I think its better for older kids willing to wait for the story to begin.

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