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Life of Pi Review

Life of Pi Rating: 3.5/5

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Life of Pi Movie Review

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Daniel Pinto Site:DNA
Life of Pi, Lee’s first film to be shot in 3D, can boast of tremendous visual beauty, but as its protagonist makes his way from familiar light-hearted coming-of-age territory to starker and more fantastic places, one comes to admire Lee’s sense of restraint. A world where religion is viewed as an anthropological tailbone and a stumbling block in the way to a better tomorrow, Life of Pi is a well-told parable which offers scoffers a non-intelligence-insulting perspective. A visually captivating but subtlely written film with great performances, Life of Pi makes for interesting viewing.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Roshni Devi Site:Koimoi
What’s Good: The seamless direction; the visual effects; the amazing storm sequences; the storytelling. What’s Bad: The contagious sea-sickness; the not-getting-it factor. Watch or Not?: Watch it because it’s more than just a tale about a boy and a tiger; sit back and let the movie sink in.Life Of Pi is a compelling tale of adventure, magic and some stunning visual effects. This boy and tiger deserve a watch.
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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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  2. Ang Lee's adventure drama LIFE OF PI stuns you with the power of visuals creating unparralled magic called CINEMA. The medium gets its real high and the 3D technology one of the best canvasses to showcase a vision at par. Its a kind of rarest effort where frames speak through colors, emotions weigh much heavier than dialogues and a whole lot of unseen-mystical & magical 'hard to believe' world of pleasant surprises getting unraveled in the most believable manner!

    LIFE OF PI is not only an astonishing adventourous journey of a young man, he had to take in worst conditions but his spiritual search for the very existance of God and the swinging faith of human kind in Him. After a thundorous storm hitS the ship that was carrying animals of many kinds, Pi Patel finds himself stuck in the middle of a never-ending ocean, on a little rescue boat with his 'best companion to be in future' a bengal tiger, funnily named as Richard Parker. And then begins his journey of a lifetime.

    From the first frame to the last, Ang Lee succeeds in providing you a total jaw-dropping mesmerising visuals like storm hitting ship, flying pisces, the underwater world and the floating island but where he scores big time is the scenes between Pi-the lead character & the bengal tiger. You can actually get into the nerves of both through their impeccable expressionS of various moods and emotions.

    On the acting front, Delhi boy Suraj Sharma as young Pi makes quite an impression as a veryvery confident and competent debutant. It feels extremely good to see Tabu on screen after so long and Irrfan Khan getting meatier role that is never less than a leading man. He has a certain kind of charisma to his personality and that forces us not to even blink when he's there.

    There is no reason you should miss this 'one-of a-kind' experience. Watch it with your kids and 3D for sure and embrace yourself. It's way better than those stupiditly created fantasy fictions that provide only weird and non-sense in the name of entertainment. Book your tickets now....Highly recommended [4/5].

    1. better than taran adarsh's review . kudos to you

    2. Mr.gaurav you are idiot. Film is super but bad 3D effects only tiger and fish
      effects are good rest of film very bad 3D 3stars
      from me. Why fooling people ? Go Find Good Mental Hospital.

    3. Person above^ me is a FAG....
      Hats Off Gaurav...Definitely a Oscar winning movie...!!

    4. sam you a motherf**kr there is no 3D in that film.gaurav and you are shemales.

    5. dude, i pity your senses. Things coming in ur face is just a part of 3d effect but thats nt all abt it. Motive is always to make realize you are a part of that world on the screen... And 'life of pie' does that brilliantly.

    6. You fucking shit gaurav dont review again this site go find some shit. Thing coming into you not 3D agree. but were is 3D Depth in This film can you explain.

    7. ohhh my my! i am so sorry, i forgot to tell you you have to check the cinema-listing first if they are showing it in 3D or not! by the way, were you given the 3D glasses or not? hahaha...

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  4. Life of Pi
    Cinema Analyst's Take - it's a cinematic it.

  5. Taran Adarsh didnt comment..seems Life of Pi team didnt pay to him aur yaa to us chutiye ko picture samajh nahi aayi..!!!

    1. samaj mein toh tere ko bhi nahi aayi hogi......

  6. Hi all, this is Vins from Oracle Bangalore. My last film with my team and family was EEGA which was superb.

    Yesterday i watched this's just breathtaking..superb special effects and am sure everyone in audience can connect themselves in film at some stage or another..beautiful master piece from Ang Lee....KILLER man...

    The Bengal tiger is just wow..island and pacific ocean storm struggles...oh 3D its just so awesome.....

    rating 4.5/5...must watch, dont miss take whole family friends kids even colony folks...just enjoy !!

  7. Film is super but bad 3D effects only tiger and fish effects are good rest of film very bad 3D 3stars from me.

  8. But u need to 'get' the story to really appreciate the film...

    When I saw the movie, most of the movie goers just didnt seem to get it.. The climax has to be listened very properly.. and this movie doesnt spoon feed... (Even though it comes very close to doing it...)...

    If u really want to enjoy the movie, keep ur brains working till the end....

  9. Hello,

    I watched the movie with lots excitement but in the end I felt very bad as its not that much how its hyped in the reviews. I always follow Rajeev Masad’s reviews and this time its misguided me as he’s compared the movie to Avatar but as per my view we can’t compare this to Avatar at all. Believe it or not my friend started playing games on my mobile while watching the movie.

    Over all very much disappointed. Only one thing I liked in that movie is the message of HOPE


  10. my picks for the best movies for the year...


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