Life of Pi
Life of Pi (2012)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 12, 2013
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A 3D adaptation of a supposedly "unfilmable" book, Ang Lee's Life of Pi achieves the near impossible -- it's an astonishing technical achievement that's also emotionally rewarding.

David Thomson
The New Republic

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.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

There's an audience out there for this movie, but the question is whether they will find it.

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Ray Pride
Newcity

The ferocious swells and intent visual beauty Lee has brought to Yann Martel's best-selling seeking-of-the-spiritual yarn quickly evokes a second thought: "Kitty, kitty, kitty, nice kitty, here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty."

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Flawed, yes, but marvellously ambitious, and unforgettably gorgeous to look at.

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Dana Stevens
Slate

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.

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

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.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

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.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

This movie is to be seen and experienced. It is not to be heard.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
zach letts
Beautiful... Just beautiful. Ang Lee brings to life one of my favorite books and does it with such passion and determination. This adaptation, thought to be… More
Spencer S.
A great undertaking for director Ang Lee, this adaptation of the 2001 novel from Yann Martel asks about the entire world, but only gives murky answers. It… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Honestly, I read the book long ago before I watch this movie and when I heard that 'Life of Pi' will be made into a movie my question were : how can a… More
Cynthia S.
Very imaginative story, with plenty of (maybe a little too much) computerized imagery, and a fine performance by Suraj Sharma. Entertaining with a definitively… More
Albert Kim
An incredibly captivating story of the titular character, Pi, that ingeniously thrusts audiences so closely with the main message of the movie. I don't… More
Alexis Nomm
Probably one of my favorite movies now. I guess it's a lot like the story of Job, every bad thing that could happen to Pi.. but it all works out. I chose… More