Overall Rank: 274
Average Rating: 3.2/4
# of Ratings: 251
Theatrical Release Date: 11/21/2012
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/12/2013
Genre: Adventure, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Ang Lee
Actors: Irrfan Khan, Suraj Sharma, Tabu, Adil Hussain, Ayush Tandon, Gautam Belur
Plot: A son of a zookeeper survives a shipwreck by stowing away in a lifeboat with a zebra, orangutan, hyena and Bengal tiger.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/30/2019
Another cinematic achievement for Ang Lee, "Life of Pi" is astonishingly beautiful.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/29/2014
A mesmerizing film both in its visual effects and its underlying narrative. Ang Lee deserved to get best director for this one and finding Suraj Sharma as the main role was a stroke of luck. This is the kind of film that will stick with you - especially that ending - just an amazing effort all around.
Allison - wrote on 06/12/2014
The book was miles better. Unfortunately it lacked the same emotional oomph.
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cinegeek.de - wrote on 04/18/2016
Ang Lees Life Of Pi ist eine fast übernatürliche Leistung, eine Geschichte zu erzählen und ein bahnbrechendes Experiment visueller Kunst. Ang Lee gelang es, über einen Roman zu triumphieren, der als unverfilmbar galt - darüber hinaus ist sein Life Of Pi von so ehrlicher Spiritualität, dass es nicht untertrieben ist, zu behaupten, dass hier ein Film über das Leben an sich kommt! 227 Tage lang trieb ein Junge gemeinsam mit einem bengalischen Tiger im Ozean. Nach einem witzigen Prolog, der auch das Zeug dazu hätte, einen Familienfilm einzuleiten, finden sie sich auf demselben Boot wieder und das stellt die Überleitung zu einer Parabel übers Überleben, gegenseitiger Akzeptanz und Anpassung dar. Vielleicht hat sogar der Roman-Autor Yann Martel selbst gestaunt, wie die Hollywood …
Yojimbo - wrote on 10/28/2014
A Canadian writer visits an Indian immigrant who recounts the tall tale of when he was ship wrecked with only a Bengal Tiger for company. Directed as it was by Ang Lee, I was expecting Life Of Pi to be a visual feast and I was not disappointed on that score; there are some truly gorgeous images on display and it is this eye boggling splendour that is the film's strongest suit. The format is very reminiscent of a Jean Jeunet film, told in flashback with many visual devices to draw you into the story. The plot itself is actually rather thin; much of the film takes place within the confines of a single lifeboat and considering the fact that there's only one human character involved, this makes for some rather sparse dialogue. Suraj Sharma and Irfan Khan make for an engaging protagonist …
Indyfreak - wrote on 10/18/2014
Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's beloved novel is a visually spectacular coming-of-age tale staying true to the spirit of the source material whilst mining its off-the-wall premise for as much breathtaking visuals as possible. The script probes spirituality, faith, and perseverance intelligently instead of the easy way (which is normally insulting to the audience). The cgi is very impressive, especially for the rendering of Richard Parker, the cantankerous Bengal Tiger stuck with our plucky protagonist Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel. The supporting cast has little screen time (or any chance of survival) but they all give strong performances given their brief appearances. Ang Lee does a fine job of ensuring that the audience is emotionally invested in the character's numerous blights and …
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