Life of Pi Movie Review

Here are the reviews for Life of Pi:

Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN (IBN Live)

'Life of Pi, directed by Ang Lee, is a film so fascinating and so stunning to look at, you don’t want to blink for fear of missing out on a moment. It’s the only film since James Cameron’s Avatar to exploit 3D so richly. Yet, Life of Pi is not an easy film, although it does deliver many pleasures. The payoff in the end feels slight and not entirely convincing, but what you can never deny is that this film is unlike any other you’ve ever seen.I’m going with three-and-a-half out of five for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. It may not touch your heart, but it’s a feast for the eyes. Watch it for its sheer visual brilliance.

Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Renuka Vyavahare Site:Times Of India (TOI)

Oscar winner Ang Lee delivers a stunning masterpiece, defying the age-old belief that a film can seldom be as good as the book it's been adapted from. Spectacular 3D and computer-generated imagery make the film a monumental work of art. Lee's cinematic adaptation offers the story deeper meaning, while at the same time, mesmerising the viewer with its visual excellence.Ang Lee interweaves adventure and spirituality brilliantly. And if you still don't know what meditation feels like, Watch Life of Pi, it is therapeutic and profound.Tip-Off: You may not like this movie if adventure is not your genre.

Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Rohit Khilnani Site:Rediff

In Life Of Pi, it's the relationship between a tiger and a boy and how they learn to get along that is heartwarming. The different ways the stranded duo resort to to survive shows that Lee has an eye for detail. Rest of the job has been ably handled by the digital effects department. The whale, the dolphins, the flying fish and the glowing jelly fish are magical and add to the experience.However, at 128 minutes, the film is a tad lengthy. Tighter editing would have ensured that it doesn't drag in parts. The 3D doesn't work too well and is nothing but an unnecessary distraction. In the end though, Life of Pi is a one of its kind visual experience.

Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV

Life of Pi isn’t merely another 3D extravaganza designed to deliver bushels of cheap thrills. There is infinitely more to it. It is a hauntingly attractive film that, like the fine book it is based on, dwells upon questions of human existence and man’s tangled relationship with God, Nature and beasts of the animal kingdom in a way that few potential blockbusters ever do, with ease and simplicity. Life of Pi achieves a quality that is rare for a 3D film – while the consistently awesome technical wizardry adds great beauty and depth to this universe it is never allowed to overshadow the substance of the narrative. Grab a piece of this Pi. It is a must watch. In terms of both the scale of its ambition and the exquisite perfection of its execution, Life of Pi is pure magic.

Ratings:2/5 Reviewer: A O Scott Site:New York Times

The movie invites you to believe in all kinds of marvelous things, but it also 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.The problem, as I have suggested, is that the narrative frame that surrounds these lovely pictures complicates and undermines them. The novelist and the older Pi are eager to impose interpretations on the tale of the boy and the beast, but also committed to keeping those interpretations as vague and general as possible. And also, more disturbingly, to repress the darker implications of the story, as if the presence of cruelty and senseless death might be too much for anyone to handle.

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I am glad that they followed the Life of Pi book closely in the movie. The effects were amazing, and I felt I could sympathize with the character. I plan on seeing it again soon. I already have it added to my queue on Blockbuster @Home from DISH, so as soon as it’s available on Blu-Ray, I won’t have to dig around for it at the store. I saw it with one of my DISH coworkers, and she loved it too. It’s rare that a movie can keep me hooked through the whole story.

Tue, 2012-11-27 15:11 — Anonymous

In terms of Hollywood yes they did flop. Aish go many negative reviews for her acting in Hollywood movies. Slumdog Millionare was mostly about Dev character and Freida had a 5 min role. Check out Freida acting in other movies and she can't act. She is already declining in Hollywood.
Suraj Sharma btw go many,many great reviews for his acting. That never happened with Aish or Freida. So yes in a way they are flops and he has more success then them.
Freida was nomiated for a razzie award for godsakes. She is not succesfu and niether is ash lol

watched it last night ......slow in the begining but very good movie and the actor was just superb!!!

To the person who said Aishwarya and Freida flopped in hollywood...Ash is still internationally known for her jaw dropping beauty and she's more Bollywood than hollywood anyway. Freida has had more success with her first film than Suraj can even imagine. Ash, Freida , Suraj will all be succesful and are successful in their own right. Stop with your petty comparisons and inane statements.

it's a big shame how critics rate it poorly.amazing film.a must watch.

I heard good stuff about this movie!

Great reviews.

Saw the movie, grt performances I liked it & OMG the visual effect is stunning must watch in 3D it'll lead u jaw dropping. I'm hoping this movie get some Oscars.

Why are most of these reviews from indian sites? This movie did well in US! It got 4/5 or 5/5 stars on most of their reviews.

Life of Pi was a great movie.
It wil def get into the Oscars
Suraj Sharma as Pi is brilliant in the role, he got raving reviews for his acting
He will make it big in Hollywood
Aishwarya Rai and Freida Pinto both flopped in Hollywood. They can only dream a dream of getting his succes.
Next movie to watch on my list is the Hobbit now!

Just watched it last night, and it is hands down one of the most beautiful and touching movie I have ever watched. Its so deep that I am scared that some people might not be able to digest it.

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