Life of Pi 3D

Life of Pi 3D

Life of Pi 3D

Winner of four Academy Awards, Ang Lee (who picked up a directing Oscar for his efforts) adapts Yann Martel's best-selling novel, the fantastical journey of a young boy adrift in the Pacific Ocean after a shipwreck. On a lifeboat he is accompanied by a hyena, zebra, orangutan and 450-pound tiger.

Pi (newcomer Suraj Sharma) is the precocious, spiritually-inclined son of a zookeeper from Pondicherry, India. On route to a new life in Canada with his family and a selection of zoo animals, the freighter they hitch a ride on sinks. Pi finds himself fighting for survival on a 26-foot lifeboat along with his beastly companions.

High-profile filmmakers have been attached to the project since 2003 - M. Night Shyamalan, Alfonso Cuarón and Jean-Pierre Jeunet versions all fell through.

Best Director, Cinematography, Original Score and Visual Effects at the 2013 Academy Awards. Best Score, Golden Globes 2013. Best Cinematography, BAFTA Awards 2013.
2012127 minsUSA
AdventureDrama3D
84%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Total Film

Total Film

press

Radiates spirituality. But it's also a simple, thrilling and gently uplifting tale of a boy, a boat and a tiger.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It may cause you to doubt what you see with your own eyes - or even to wonder if, in the end, you have seen anything at all.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Hollywood has been waiting for this movie.

4.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A miraculous achievement of storytelling and a landmark of visual mastery.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Lee's most provocative work... it's as if the filmmaker has found the philosopher's stone.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

There's less than meets the eye.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A gorgeous and accomplished rendering of the massive best-seller.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Beautiful, wise and, at times, miraculous.

5.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It's more compelling to focus on Lee's visceral cinematic experience than on the larger, fuzzier messages.

0

Went to this movie with my mother expecting to be bored out of my mind, but I loved it, was so refreshing to see a new story line.

4.0
0

This is a stunning, magical movie and to me it is film-making at its best. I was never interested enough to read the book but I gather that this is a very faithful rendition of a story that people thought would never make a successful film. It tells the tale of Piscine Molitor Patel (later shortened to "Pi" to avoid continual schoolboy teasing about...

4.0
0

I thought was disappointing. The special effects were very bad (all the animals were unbelievable), and the general aesthetic frankly ugly - typified by the opening title sequence. I'm in the minority it would seem - but I thought it was long and not engaging. There were moments that were fantastical and hinted and something stronger, but "message" ended up...

2.0
0

I took my 7 year old to see Ang Lee's new movie, 'Life of Pi' in 3D. He was enthralled throughout the 127-minute duration... as was I. Based on Yann Martel's magical novel, it's a tale of faith and the power of human storytelling as a means of making sense of the chaos about us. In doing so it utilises 3D technology to create depth and dimension in a...

5.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Radiates spirituality. But it's also a simple, thrilling and gently uplifting tale of a boy, a boat and a tiger.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It may cause you to doubt what you see with your own eyes - or even to wonder if, in the end, you have seen anything at all.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Hollywood has been waiting for this movie.

4.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A miraculous achievement of storytelling and a landmark of visual mastery.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Lee's most provocative work... it's as if the filmmaker has found the philosopher's stone.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

There's less than meets the eye.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A gorgeous and accomplished rendering of the massive best-seller.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Beautiful, wise and, at times, miraculous.

5.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It's more compelling to focus on Lee's visceral cinematic experience than on the larger, fuzzier messages.

0

Went to this movie with my mother expecting to be bored out of my mind, but I loved it, was so refreshing to see a new story line.

4.0
0

This is a stunning, magical movie and to me it is film-making at its best. I was never interested enough to read the book but I gather that this is a very faithful rendition of a story that people thought would never make a successful film. It tells the tale of Piscine Molitor Patel (later shortened to "Pi" to avoid continual schoolboy teasing about...

4.0
0

I thought was disappointing. The special effects were very bad (all the animals were unbelievable), and the general aesthetic frankly ugly - typified by the opening title sequence. I'm in the minority it would seem - but I thought it was long and not engaging. There were moments that were fantastical and hinted and something stronger, but "message" ended...

2.0
0

I took my 7 year old to see Ang Lee's new movie, 'Life of Pi' in 3D. He was enthralled throughout the 127-minute duration... as was I. Based on Yann Martel's magical novel, it's a tale of faith and the power of human storytelling as a means of making sense of the chaos about us. In doing so it utilises 3D technology to create depth and dimension in a...

5.0
0