Written August 03, 2015
A very artsy type of movie that's traliers only show 1/2 of the movie. The 3-D is some of the best of the year with the right amount of depth and effects to make the extra money. The story is Pi and his family in the first half of the 2 hour movie and should be watched just to see how director Ang Lee made the supposed unflimable novel. Actors are good, but not worth oscar nominations. Bottom Line: Watch the film to see a good oscar nominee, but don't bring any child under 11 though because some of the scenes are very graphic, like when a hyena eats a zebra and a tiger eats a goat.
Written February 01, 2015
not too long, not too short
excellent movie representation of the book
saw it right after i read the book; i think that made the movie better for me
Written May 01, 2016
Great adaptation of a fabulous book, entertaining and satisfying for audiences of all ages. Top quality performances, including the animal cast, that transport the viewer to a world of magical realism. The story and the beautiful production makes us wonder about reality vs fantasy, the meaning of life and the power of the human spirit to survive, having a lasting and profound impact. We and our grand kids and us could not stop talking about it!
Written April 21, 2015
There were setbacks to this movie. "Life of Pi," is visually gorgeous which is an identifiable trait of Ang Lee's style but the story of the film just doesn't measure up to the film's on-screen beauty. What does measure up though is the tense appeal of the drama in the film. This movie thrives off the dramatic tension between Pi and Richard Parker. Whether it is adversarial or sentimental, the two characters just deliver intensity whenever one or both is on the screen. The movie has amazing visual effects and that will appeal very well to the audience. The 3D also augments this visual appeal amazingly. This is a great coming-of-age drama but there are moments when the movie just lags. Screenwriter David Magee does a nice job creating the blueprint for Ang Lee to build the world this fantastical journey takes place but there are moments when there is disconnect and abstract symbolism leaves audiences scratching their heads."Life of Pi" is a good movie. More could have been done with it.
Written September 04, 2015
This was a truly magical tale, beautifully shot by Ang Lee, who uses 3D in a way that does not detract from the film, but enhances it and makes you feel as if you are in the film. The story is touching, heartbreaking, funny, and brutal. I definitely recommend it.