Life of Pi 3D

Life of Pi 3D

Life of Pi 3D

Winner of four Academy Awards, Ang Lee (who picked up a directing Oscar for his efforts) adapts Yann Martel's best-selling novel, the fantastical journey of a young boy adrift in the Pacific Ocean after a shipwreck. On a lifeboat he is accompanied by a hyena, zebra, orangutan and 450-pound tiger.

Pi (newcomer Suraj Sharma) is the precocious, spiritually-inclined son of a zookeeper from Pondicherry, India. On route to a new life in Canada with his family and a selection of zoo animals, the freighter they hitch a ride on sinks. Pi finds himself fighting for survival on a 26-foot lifeboat along with his beastly companions.

High-profile filmmakers have been attached to the project since 2003 - M. Night Shyamalan, Alfonso Cuarón and Jean-Pierre Jeunet versions all fell through.

Best Director, Cinematography, Original Score and Visual Effects at the 2013 Academy Awards. Best Score, Golden Globes 2013. Best Cinematography, BAFTA Awards 2013.
2012Rating: PG, some scenes may disturb127 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Total Film

Total Film

press

Radiates spirituality. But it's also a simple, thrilling and gently uplifting tale of a boy, a boat and a tiger.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It may cause you to doubt what you see with your own eyes - or even to wonder if, in the end, you have seen anything at all.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Hollywood has been waiting for this movie.

4.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A miraculous achievement of storytelling and a landmark of visual mastery.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Lee's most provocative work... it's as if the filmmaker has found the philosopher's stone.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

There's less than meets the eye.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A gorgeous and accomplished rendering of the massive best-seller.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Beautiful, wise and, at times, miraculous.

5.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It's more compelling to focus on Lee's visceral cinematic experience than on the larger, fuzzier messages.

0

Went to this movie with my mother expecting to be bored out of my mind, but I loved it, was so refreshing to see a new story line.

4.0
0

This is a stunning, magical movie and to me it is film-making at its best. I was never interested enough to read the book but I gather that this is a very faithful rendition of a story that people thought would never make a successful film. It tells the tale of Piscine Molitor Patel (later shortened to "Pi" to avoid continual schoolboy teasing about...

4.0
0

I thought was disappointing. The special effects were very bad (all the animals were unbelievable), and the general aesthetic frankly ugly - typified by the opening title sequence. I'm in the minority it would seem - but I thought it was long and not engaging. There were moments that were fantastical and hinted and something stronger, but "message" ended up...

2.0
0

I took my 7 year old to see Ang Lee's new movie, 'Life of Pi' in 3D. He was enthralled throughout the 127-minute duration... as was I. Based on Yann Martel's magical novel, it's a tale of faith and the power of human storytelling as a means of making sense of the chaos about us. In doing so it utilises 3D technology to create depth and dimension in a...

5.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Radiates spirituality. But it's also a simple, thrilling and gently uplifting tale of a boy, a boat and a tiger.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It may cause you to doubt what you see with your own eyes - or even to wonder if, in the end, you have seen anything at all.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Hollywood has been waiting for this movie.

4.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A miraculous achievement of storytelling and a landmark of visual mastery.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Lee's most provocative work... it's as if the filmmaker has found the philosopher's stone.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

There's less than meets the eye.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A gorgeous and accomplished rendering of the massive best-seller.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Beautiful, wise and, at times, miraculous.

5.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It's more compelling to focus on Lee's visceral cinematic experience than on the larger, fuzzier messages.

0

Went to this movie with my mother expecting to be bored out of my mind, but I loved it, was so refreshing to see a new story line.

4.0
0

This is a stunning, magical movie and to me it is film-making at its best. I was never interested enough to read the book but I gather that this is a very faithful rendition of a story that people thought would never make a successful film. It tells the tale of Piscine Molitor Patel (later shortened to "Pi" to avoid continual schoolboy teasing about...

4.0
0

I thought was disappointing. The special effects were very bad (all the animals were unbelievable), and the general aesthetic frankly ugly - typified by the opening title sequence. I'm in the minority it would seem - but I thought it was long and not engaging. There were moments that were fantastical and hinted and something stronger, but "message" ended...

2.0
0

I took my 7 year old to see Ang Lee's new movie, 'Life of Pi' in 3D. He was enthralled throughout the 127-minute duration... as was I. Based on Yann Martel's magical novel, it's a tale of faith and the power of human storytelling as a means of making sense of the chaos about us. In doing so it utilises 3D technology to create depth and dimension in a...

5.0
0