• Released
  • November 21, 2012
  • PG , 2 hr 5 min
  • 3D
    Action/Adventure
  • 4,534 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A teenager (Suraj Sharma) and a tiger become marooned at sea aboard a small lifeboat.

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Critic Ratings

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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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88

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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88

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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83

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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80

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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80

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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75

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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75

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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60

Movieline

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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50

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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Rated PG | For Emotional Thematic Content, Peril 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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