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2h 1min
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Synopsis:
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.
Actors:
, , , Gautam Belur, , , , Mohd. Abbas Khaleeli, Vibish Sivakumar, , , , , , Shravanthi Sainath, Elie Alouf, Padmini Ramachandran, , Amarendran Ramanan, Hari Mina Bala
Directors:
Producers:
Ang Lee, Gil Netter, David Womark
Writers:
Yann Martel, David Magee
Others:
Ang Lee, Bill Westenhofer, Claudio Miranda, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, Donald R. Elliott, Mychael Danna, Anna Pinnock, Tim Squyres, David Gropman, Drew Kunin, Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton, Ron Bartlett, D. M. Hemphill, DM Hemphill, Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock, "Pi's Lullaby" song; Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri, Bombay Jayashri
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Awards:

2013 BAFTA Best Visual Effects

2013 BAFTA Best Cinematography

2013 Oscar Best Cinematography

2013 Oscar Best Director

2013 Oscar Best Visual Effects

2013 Oscar Best Music Original Score

BBFC:
Release Date:
28/06/2013
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/04/2013
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
English, Tamil
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/04/2013
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Visual Effects Progression - Tsimtsum Sinking
  • Visual Effects Progression - The Wave Tank
  • Deleted Scenes
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/04/2016
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • A Filmmaker's Epic Journey
  • A Remarkable Vision
  • Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright
  • Art Gallery
  • Storyboards

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Reviews (5) of Life of Pi

Brilliant - Life of Pi review by HA

Spoiler Alert
24/11/2015

What a fantastic film from start to finish. The colours and scenes are breathtaking. It's also, unusually, well worth watching the 'extras' showing the extraordinary techniques to make the film.

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A Piece Of Art - Life of Pi review by Cliff

Spoiler Alert
18/07/2018

Visually stunning, a feast for the eyes. Well worth seeing for this alone. Suraj Sharma's performance, especially as he is the only human on screen for most of the film, is never less than perfect.

But somehow the film seems to me to be lacking in substance. The opening scenes which describe Pi's multi-faith background are totally irrelevant to what follows. At the end of the film, I was left asking myself: what was that all about? The most that you can take from it is that life is the story you tell, and you can tell any story you please - although this almost seems tacked on to the end as an afterthought.

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Critic review

Life of Pi review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso

Life of Pi is a film that attempts to split viewers right down the middle in that in the end the entire movie is about making a choice, that choice being, are you a realist or a dreamer?

For this reviewer, both the book and the film, are the stuff that dreams are made of.

Life of Pi tells the story of Pi (Suraj Sharma), a teenage thrown into a terrifying situation when the freighter his family are travelling on sinks leaving his floating in a vast ocean in a small boat with a bengal tiger named Richard Parker. What follows is a captivating and beautiful tale of friendship, fear and hope.

THe film is every bit as emotional as it is visually stunning with there being a great amount of detail having gone into the creation of a unique world. The film is bright, colourful and takes advantage of the films exotic story to really show off. The film also deals in some pretty weighty topics such as religion, race and love but never allows them to overpower the overall message of the film.

Pi’s life is a fascinating one that cannot be described and has to be seen. Filled with hidden meanings, the film begs to be watched a second time to truly understand what the film is trying to say. The film is engrossing from beginning to end even when the only two characters are Pi and Richard Parker for most of the films 2 hour run time.

The film is moving and inspirational but most of all it’s unique cinema that is unlike anything you have seen thanks to a director (Ang Lee) who truly knows how to tell this story with the kind of flair and originality that the original novel had even though many told him that it was unfilmable

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