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 September 15, 2014
What a movie!! I did not get to see it in 3D; although I don't know if I would have been able to watch it in that format. It was a fantastic movie....the special effects captured even dullest of eyed imaginations and left you feeling that you had experienced exactly what PI was going through. However, more than the special effects the writing was sharp and it held you captive while stirring your spiritual self. One of the most profound lines in the movie was at the end of the movie....When the grown up PI said " As it is with God; which story do you believe?". Great Piece of Work!. It wasn't sad...it was a story of strength....doubt....and faith. And without the suspension of disbelief the movie would have collapsed simular to that of organized religion. It's a most see.
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.