a visually stunning reasonable adaptation of the book

By renardspicer
Written December 28, 2014
My title pretty much says it all. If you are a fan of the book, you will probably feel (as I did) that there are notable disappointments in terms of storyline and characters. But, you will probably also realize (as i did) that the omissions are due to time restrictions. I was disappointed because I was looking forward to seeing how the 2 Mr. Kumars would be handled. The answer is: they are omitted and their characteristics are morphed into Pi's parents. I was most annoyed by the insertion of a love interest for Pi in Pondicherry and the omission of his 3 spiritual gurus. I was also curious about how the film would handle the meeting with the blind Frenchman; the film omits that too. Having said all of that, the characterization and plot are MOSTLY true to the original and what the film lacks in depth/profundity, it makes up for (I suppose) with visually-delightful aesthetics. The casting is spot on; the actors do well with it. It isn't terrible, which is what I had feared it would be.
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Great Movie!

By mardav0809
Written December 28, 2014
This is an excellent movie. Total tear-jerker (and I don't cry!)! it is rated PG, so I took my 8 year old son, but it's a little too much for a little kid to handle. For 12 and up, it's a MUST SEE.
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Beyond what I thought could be done

By Skyecastle
Written October 01, 2014
This was magical. I have read the book, never would I have thought the movie could not only capture, but so totally enhance it, as to be magical. Brilliant work by Ang Lee...
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Life of Pi is outstanding

By wiley285
Written November 23, 2012
My family went to see Life of Pi last night. Four of the 5 of us had read the book; me just having finished it a week ago. The movie is all that I had hoped it would be - and then some. It's true to the book (what a great job of choosing which parts to include or exclude). The cinematography is great and the acting hits the right notes. The 3D was effective, though I suspect the movie would have been just as good without the 3D. We all loved it, even my 13-year-old who hadn't read the book.
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The Life of PI

By RLDarkhorse1
Written December 29, 2014
My wife and I thought that it was one of the best movies we have seen this year. I would give this a five star rating. Great script, visual, sound, and story, the whole package. . . .
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