Cast: Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore
Two brothers, one timid and the other bold, are captured and separated as cubs in the wild. One is trained to be a circus performer, while the other is bred to be a natural-born killer. The two are reunited when they meet to fight gladiator-style in an arena and escape human captivity.
What Parents Like: Set in French Indochina in the 1920s, there are breathtaking shots of tigers roaming ruined temples in the jungle. Parents who have trouble getting the family dog to sit will be amazed at what the director and trainers can get the big cats to do on film.
What Kids Like: I am tiger, hear me roar. From the start, the movie belongs to its majestic leads, Kumal and Sangha. The film gives an early introduction to animal rights and preservation by making the plight of the tigers seem real.