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Life of Pi Reviews

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Ray Pride
October 29, 2014
The ferocious swells and intent visual beauty Lee has brought to Yann Martel's best-selling seeking-of-the-spiritual yarn quickly evokes a second thought: "Kitty, kitty, kitty, nice kitty, here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty."
Will Leitch
June 23, 2013
This movie is to be seen and experienced. It is not to be heard.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
May 28, 2013
Teenage acting newcomer Suraj Sharma, discovered through a casting call in India, gives Pi an earnestness and toughness that ground this elaborate story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
May 22, 2013
The power of Life of Pi sneaks up on you, rather like the raw sadness of Lee's best-known previous prestige pic, Brokeback Mountain.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013
Some of the most gorgeous 3D images this side of 'Avatar.'
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jason Best
Movie Talk
April 30, 2013
Everywhere you look there are images of beguiling beauty: a mirror-like sea reflecting golden clouds; a sudden swarm of flying fish; an island bristling with meerkats; and a breaching whale glowing with bioluminescence as it leaps out of the water.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
March 21, 2013
The search for religion takes a back seat to the spectacular visual splendor of a boy floating alone on the ocean with a vicious tiger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
March 13, 2013
"Life of Pi" isn't just a visual effects movie stuck at sea. There's a compelling story here as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
February 3, 2013
Mystical and endless as the number pi, 'The Life of Pi' works on a number of levels, all of them enchanting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 29, 2013
Takes some time to find its flow. The CGI-tiger is the greatest marvel here-the intensity of its stare alone makes it the truest fiction of all. Religious platitudes remain fairly pat; the final allegory's overstated.
January 16, 2013
Ang Lee's extraordinary, lyrical, beautiful, moving, genre-defying Life of Pi can be recommended with the simple, sweeping assurance that it is unlike anything you have ever seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Tom Clift
January 12, 2013
A dazzling digital dreamscape that sets staggering new heights for what can be accomplished with 3D technology.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
January 10, 2013
Martel's novel could have yielded a greater film in different hands, but Lee's work remains one to be grateful for.
Matt Neal
The Standard
January 9, 2013
(Ang) Lee has gone above and beyond, executing the job with near flawless precision.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 8, 2013
When adrift with Pi and the tiger on the open sea, the film is at its most wondrous: a ravishing spectacle that treads judiciously on the infinite line between what's possible and impossible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
January 6, 2013
What better analogy for our place in the universe than a couple of scared creatures stranded on a precarious liferaft in the middle of a vast nothingness?
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
January 3, 2013
Life of Pi is director Ang Lee's artistic expression of faith on film that's close to his very own version of the Sistine Chapel, minus the neck pain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
January 2, 2013
Bleak facts or magical stories, science or faith, connected or alone, instinct or animals with souls - these are the dynamics explored by every aspect of Life of Pi.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
December 30, 2012
Flawed it may be, but at its core lies an epic journey that shows Lee reborn as a creative force.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
December 25, 2012
I haven't been able to shake the thought-provoking finale. Don't expect to leave this story behind as you exit the theatre. Life Of Pi has something to say.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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