Life of Pi
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Director Ang Lee creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with another survivor...a fearsome Bengal tiger. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Veteran filmmakers will warn you, don't film at sea and don't work with animals. Ang Lee built a vast tank in Taiwan and he whips up awesome storms. [However,] watching the water here is more rewarding than watching the characters."
‑ David Thomson, The New Republic
"There's an audience out there for this movie, but the question is whether they will find it."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Among movies that are intended to be spiritually insightful, this is one of the most hollow and disappointing that I've seen, a surface-level rendering of platitudinous feel-good hooey."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"The power of Life of Pi sneaks up on you, rather like the raw sadness of Lee's best-known previous prestige pic, Brokeback Mountain."
‑ Margot Harrison, Seven Days
"Ang Lee's Life of Pi is a visual masterpiece, often transcending the boundaries of special effects and what they're capable of, but the film's actual story is hollow."
‑ Jeremy Lebens, We Got This Covered
"Flawed, yes, but marvellously ambitious, and unforgettably gorgeous to look at."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"The movie's energy peters out in a series of book-club conversations about divine will, the power of storytelling, and the resilience of the human spirit."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"This movie is to be seen and experienced. It is not to be heard."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Some of the most gorgeous 3D images this side of 'Avatar.'"
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"The search for religion takes a back seat to the spectacular visual splendor of a boy floating alone on the ocean with a vicious tiger."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Mr. Lee's film is stronger as a visual experience-especially in 3-D-than an emotional one, but it has a final plot twist that may also change what you thought you knew about the ancient art of storytelling."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"A movie that can't be dismissed because there is too much in it but can't be embraced because it's all spread too thin."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Teenage acting newcomer Suraj Sharma, discovered through a casting call in India, gives Pi an earnestness and toughness that ground this elaborate story."
‑ Carla Meyer, Sacramento Bee
"Everywhere you look there are images of beguiling beauty: a mirror-like sea reflecting golden clouds; a sudden swarm of flying fish; an island bristling with meerkats; and a breaching whale glowing with bioluminescence as it leaps out of the water."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
""Life of Pi" isn't just a visual effects movie stuck at sea. There's a compelling story here as well."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
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