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Embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this visual masterpiece from Oscar Winner Ang Lee*, based on the best-selling novel. After a cataclysmic shipwreck, an Indian boy named Pi finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with a ferocious Bengal tiger. Together, they face nature s majestic grandeur and fury on an epic journey of discovery.

Product Details

Barcode
6009700320559
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 Feb 2013
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Adventure
Region
Region 2
Year
2012
Language
English
Studio
20th Century Fox
Runtime
165 min
Age Restriction
10-12 PG
Screenshots
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Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Life of Pi
Release Year
2012
Running Time
127 min
Language
English
Alternate Title
Life of Pi: An IMAX 3D Experience
Categories
Dramas / Adventure / Cats / Coming Of Age / Disaster / Religion / Stranded/Castaway
US Box Office
$103.5 million
Official Website
http://www.lifeofpimovie.com
Ratings
IMDb
7.9
Rotten Tomatoes®
86%
Metacritic
79
Synopsis
Yann Martel's ponderous adventure novel gets the big-screen treatment with this Fox 2000 adaptation helmed by director Ang Lee. The coming-of-age story surrounds the son of a zookeeper who survives a shipwreck by stowing away on a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a Bengal tiger by the name of Richard Parker. Suraj Sharma heads up the cast as the young boy, with Gérard Depardieu, Adil Hussain, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, and Bollywood actress Tabu also starring.
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Poster for Life of Pi
Cast & Crew
Director
Ang Lee
Star
Gérard Depardieu / Adil Hussain / Irrfan Khan / Suraj Sharma / Rafe Spall / Tabu / Ayush Tandon
Screenwriter
David Magee
Source Writer
Yann Martel / Author: Yann Martel
Composer
Mychael Danna
Director of Photography
Claudio Miranda
Stunt Coordinator
Charlie Croughwell
Stunts
Cameron Croughwell
Song Composer
Bombay Jayashri
Music Performer
Bombay Jayashri
Creative Consultant
Steve Callahan
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"Director Ang Lee executes all this with dizzying, overwhelming verve: The shipwreck in particular is a dazzling sequence, particularly traumatic in 3-D..." -- Grade: A-
Tasha Robinson (21 Nov 2012, )
Box Office
"Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's mega-selling novel LIFE OF PI is technically adept....The 3D is eye-popping and the film lively with incident..."
Vadim Rizov (29 Sep 2012, )
Chicago Sun-Times
4 stars out of 4 -- "Ang Lee's LIFE OF PI is a miraculous achievement of storytelling and a landmark of visual mastery."
Roger Ebert (29 Nov 2012, )
Entertainment Weekly
"Everything looks beautiful in LIFE OF PI....Pure gorgeousness, shimmering with all the wow that superlative 3-D technology has to offer."
Lisa Schwarzbaum (30 Nov 2012, )
Los Angeles Times
"[A]s elegant as it is epic with the director creating a grand adventure so cinematically bold, and a spiritual voyage so quietly profound, that if not for the risk to the castaways, you might wish their passage from India would never end."
Betsy Sharkey (20 Nov 2012, )
New York Times
"[B]eautifully filmed by Claudio Miranda, inflected with a hint of exoticism by Mychael Danna’s score and graced with the presence of a handful of excellent Indian actors..."
A. O. Scott (21 Nov 2012, )
Rolling Stone
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Lee uses 3D with the delicacy and lyricism of a poet. You don't just watch this movie, you live it."
Peter Travers (6 Dec 2012, )
Sight and Sound
"PI gains a front-row seat on the miracles of creation, bearing witness to an out-to-sea world full of astonishing and ethereal visions..."
Nick Pinkerton (1 Jan 2013, )
Total Film
"[A] thrillingly conceived and executed take on Yann Martel’s Booker Prize winner."
Matt Mueller (18 Dec 2012, )
USA Today
"Lee's exquisite adaptation of Yann Martel's 2001 best seller is a visual feast that leaves an indelible impression. Vibrantly rendered 3-D adds to the film's otherworldly quality."
Claudia Puig (20 Nov 2012, )
Washington Post
"Like a lyrical, extravagantly hued children’s pop-up book, LIFE OF PI both draws the audience in and encourages it to settle back, the better to enjoy its virtually nonstop display of daring, wonder and cinematic virtuosity."
(21 Nov 2012, )

Customer Reviews

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If one looks carefully at the movie- the absolutely vivid colors and the improbability of the story logic - the various animals on the boat, the story-line becomes irrational. You need to re-interpret to story as that our hero has also drowned on and what he is experiencing is his subconscious mind in the next dimension...

The term "Pi" is also a valuable hint- to the irrationality of the story..in the material world.