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Life of Pi Reviews

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January 26, 2018
Ang Lee and screenwriter David Magee managed to take Yann Martel's novel about a young boy and a tiger lost at sea and make it sing visually and narratively.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 15, 2017
Stunning visuals and a bravura performance from newcomer Suraj Sharma as the young protagonist make Life of Pi a quest destined to impress.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 21, 2016
'Life of Pi' is a sort of mash-up of 'We Bought a Zoo,' 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' and 'Castaway.' It's an enchanting coming-of-age story, and an oceanic vision quest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 10, 2016
Gerard Depardieu gets the most oversold star billing since Marlon Brando was Superman's absentee father. Depardieu looms over less than a minute of screen time. Not that we miss him when he's gone; we just wonder why he was there in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3 of 5
May 10, 2016
This is a gorgeous film (in 3D) as Lee, adapting the Yann Martel book, pushes the tale beyond the realm of teen adventure into existential parable.
April 15, 2016
[Director] Ang Lee's strongest work to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 29, 2016
"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: A-
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."
June 23, 2013
This movie is to be seen and experienced. It is not to be heard.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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
May 13, 2013
Some of the most gorgeous 3D images this side of 'Avatar.'
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
January 9, 2013
(Ang) Lee has gone above and beyond, executing the job with near flawless precision.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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