Written July 23, 2014
Life of Pi is a visual feast. It should be an Oscar contender for cinematography. The story within a story is a bit of a disappointment as it takes away much suspense. However, there are wonderful moments that can be savored. One poignant scene made me cry; it was so incredibly touching without being maudlin. An overall gorgeous movie. I'll see it again.
Written December 24, 2012
I loved this film. It was beautifully acted, with superb cinematography and directing. I think I enjoyed it more because I had read the book, but I've talked to others who haven't read the book and still loved the film. I recommend it to anyone who loves quality movies with interesting and inspiring stories but without lots of violence (except for a few animal scenes), sex and terrible language.
Written August 21, 2014
it was a little tear jerker but i thought it could have used more action but it had a great story you could see it if you like a good storyline but little action
Written January 14, 2013
Beautiful movie. Was worried since the book is so amazing, but Ang Lee pulls it off. I saw it in 2D (my usual preference), but could see how the 3D is probably stunning given the attention to detail in the visuals. Superb acting and special effects. Wife and 10-year old daughter both loved it as well. A must see.
Written January 06, 2013
This movie, like the book, can be appreciated at various levels. The photography is breathtaking, to be sure. The story seems magical - and indeed it is. But the real message is hidden beneath many complex layers. It is actually very profound and disturbing. That's why the fantastical imagery - and the story at the surface - is only the surface. When you peer beneath the surface of the water, as Pi sometimes does, there are truths that are deeper, mysterious and so gloomy that human nature rejects them and prefers the fantasy to fact. Because the surface is so beautiful and hard to penetrate, many folks will only see the surface and the movie is bound to be underappreciated.