Life of Pi 2012

Life of Pi

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A 3D adaptation of a supposedly "unfilmable" book, Ang Lee's Life of Pi achieves the near impossible -- it's an astonishing technical achievement that's also emotionally rewarding.

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After deciding to sell their zoo in India and move to Canada, Santosh and Gita Patel board a freighter with their sons and a few remaining animals. Tragedy strikes when a terrible storm sinks the ship, leaving the Patels' teenage son, Pi (Suraj Sharma), as the only human survivor. However, Pi is not alone; a fearsome Bengal tiger has also found refuge aboard the lifeboat. As days turn into weeks and weeks drag into months, Pi and the tiger must learn to trust each other if both are to survive.

Cast & Crew

Irrfan Khan
Adult Pi Patel
Tabu
Gita Patel
Gérard Depardieu
Cook
Adil Hussain
Santosh Patel
Gautam Belur
Pi Age 5
Vibish Sivakumar
Ravi Patel Age 18, 19
Ayan Khan
Ravi Patel Age 7
Ang Lee
Director
David Magee
Screenwriter
Ang Lee
Producer
Dean Georgaris
Executive Producer
Claudio Miranda
Cinematographer
Tim Squyres
Film Editor
David Gropman
Production Design
Mychael Danna
Original Music
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Critic Reviews for Life of Pi

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Audience Reviews for Life of Pi

  • Oct 19, 2015
    superbly believable acting from the whole cast bolstered by the amazing less is more approach to the... i can't belive i'm saying this... beautiful CGI. the only ang lee reel i've liked. considering it was well hyped up i was pleasantly surprised.
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Dec 28, 2014
    Une histoire magnifique, des images extraordinaires, de bons acteurs ... rien de mieux pour une rà (C)ussite incomparable. Certains trouveront le film un peu long, mais ça en vaut la peine!!!
    Marc-André B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 24, 2013
    Beautiful... Just beautiful. Ang Lee brings to life one of my favorite books and does it with such passion and determination. This adaptation, thought to be "unfilmable", achieves wonders in 3D and visual effects, as well as emotional story telling and great time first performance by Suraj Sharma.
    zach l Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2013
    Honestly, I read the book long ago before I watch this movie and when I heard that 'Life of Pi' will be made into a movie my question were : how can a boring book turned into a movie that will drawn the audiences' attention? But after I heard a lot of positive reviews on this movie, I was tempted to watch this movie.. And after I spent almost 2 hours watching this movie, I must gave a big two thumbs up to Ang Lee for making a beautiful visualization of this novel.. Suraj Sharma also make a great and quite impressive performance for his Hollywood debut performance as Pi Patel.. Overall, the Oscars that this movie got shows us how great the quality of this movie had..
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