Life of Pi 3D Synopsis
A teenager (Suraj Sharma) and a tiger become marooned at sea aboard a small lifeboat.

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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Meticulous care is evident in every aspect of the film. All three actors playing Pi are outstanding.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Lee uses 3D with the delicacy and lyricism of a poet. You don't just watch this movie, you live it.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A spectacular high-seas epic that employs technology brilliantly and underscores the power of a vividly told story.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Lee's bigger theme isn't God or survival, but the awesome adventure of making the imaginary visible, the adventure of making movies.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Though the film's setup trudges and its closing is too pat, that hour or so on the raft is something special, and few would dive into the...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Much as I was moved by the film, I have one reservation and one warning. The framing device of the older Pi recounting his story to the...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Reducing Life of Pi to a homily does it a disservice. Lee gives the framing story short shrift and concentrates on visualizing the inner...
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The story of Pi and Richard Parker already has the clean simplicity of a myth and really doesn't require significant elaboration, but...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a slow-moving fable, with enough story and substance to make for one amazing Imax short. Instead the material is stretched beyond its...
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A Slice of Pi I Could Have Done Without

By Darkola
First off, anyone planning on seeing this, I want you to know up front that this is a very religious movie, speaking/preaching religion throughout most of this movie ... and I dont have anything...

Very Powerful

By heidigoff1
This is an amazing story of a boy in his search to find God and his incredible will to survive. This film is so well done you don't just see it, you feel it - almost become one with it. We laughed,...

Amazing 3D!

By movieseacher35
One of the best 3D movies of the centenary!!!!...

Not what I expected

By lewiston
I did not read any info on movie, just went by the commercial for it on TV. It was not wha I thought it was going to be but, pleasantly suprised. It is full of meaning and wonder. It challenges...

Amazing x 3.14159!

By MedRed
Stunning is the best way to describe the art direction of Life of Pi. Wonderfully creative and ridiculously beautiful, Life of Pi is a must see movie. Ang Lee is a master of storytelling and...

Amazing story and visual effects

By Alemarti
I absolutely love this book and was really excited to see the movie. That said, if you dont know the story this movie may come across as a bit of a downer. Parents, dont bring your young children to...

It was o.k.

By mistymsmisty
The 3-D visuals were the best part of this movie. The movie started out slow and picked up further into it. Overall, it was a good movie, not awesome but good....

life of Pi is extraordinary.

By jayk64
Could become an all time favorite. This movie is a visually stunning, beautifully told story that people of all ages can enjoy. Simply the best movie experience I've had in quite a while....

Life of Pi

By PinkestFloyd
Incredible movie! How fresh it was to see a movie like this with no cursing, sexual innuendoes, and extreme violence. All parents, and schools make this required watching....

Beautiful and Moving Experience

By vakamalua
Having read 'Pi' ten years ago, I wondered how the book could ever be filmed. Ang Lee has surpassed all my expectations. The film is visually stunning--the most gorgeous and seamless use of CGI...

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Rated PG | For Peril, Emotional Thematic Content and Some Scary Action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Beautiful, emotional, intense story of faith and friendship.
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