Life Of Pi

PG Certificate

2hr 07mins

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Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Shravanthi Sainath, Tabu, Rafe Spall, Gerard Depardieu

Directed by: Ang Lee

The plot: A writer turns up unexpectedly at the door of Pi Patel, whose extraordinary life would apparently make a great novel. In flashback, Pi recounts his youth as the son of a circus owner, who decided to sell the family business and emigrate to the west. During the journey by sea, a raging storm causes the ship to overturn and the young Pi escapes in a lifeboat along with a zebra, orang-utan, hyena and a tiger named Richard Parker.

Orange movie-goers' reactions

  • " amazing it was emotional and the bit with the whale was phenomonal WOW" — school kid, 13, birmingham
  • " great film, stunning visuals. Great camera work, good job director, good job!" — the film god, 99, your nan
  • " the film is too cliched" — james, 17, newbury
  • " Visually impressive... Good film although there are alot of waves sloshing about- felt a bit sea sick watching it :)" — jaffa, 35
  • " Rubbish don't see it. Your missing nothing. Watch trailer & you've seen film. That's it. Gets no better. Lovely animals though " — J&M, 40, Bristol
  • " Absolutely stunning film 3D magic at its best" — Lyn, 51, Manchester
  • " I expected a much more exiting film than from the trailer than what I saw. It had brilliant moments, but most of it was just a kid on a boat - some credit to the director, they couldn't really make that into a gripping minute by minute film. " — Matti, 12
  • " they best film we've seen 4 ages loved it loved it loved it !!!!!!awesome huge" — Trish Rowley, 57, Blackpool
  • " Visually appealing but ultimately what should have been a 20 min 3D experience has been stretched to breaking point. It is much too long and becomes a dull and un-engaging movie with occasional gimmickry of 3D to provide some interest." — caderman
  • " Very disappointing, not particularly suitable for young kids, tedious film." — matt haddon, 39, staffs
  • " Good trailer, disappointing film - another special effects fiesta if that's all you are into. Disjointed some 3D...most was 2D. The book was marvelous though." — Michael, 62, Glasgow
  • " Beautiful story,wonderful cinematography works brilliantly in 3D" — neil wilkinson, 45, Newquay Cornwall
  • " It was amazing the ending was a bit sad 5/5" — Jason, 13, Hoddesdon
  • " I have read the book and its amazing, the film is sure to be a hit as it is as good as the book.5*****" — Rose, 13, Ipswich
  • " AMAZING" — tom
  • " Close to the book as I recall it. The storytelling is well done in this medium. As a sailor I found the storm scenes pretty terrifying. I felt the film lost pace in the middle (picked up later) but perhaps that could be construed as an artistic express" — Barrie, 74, Brighton
  • " Great film, very different to anything ive ever seen. A must watch in 3D." — CHarley, 23, essex
  • " I am realy looking foward to seeing life of pi it sounds realy good.every one is talking about it and my friends won't lisen to me because they are talking about the film" — nathalie, 8, falowfeeld
  • " Just brilliant - a must see film- particularly in 3D - and make sure you read the book before you see the film." — john, 67, harrow
  • " the movie is just amazing to watch in 3D! a masterpiece indeed!" — liviu, 23, tottenham

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what the others say


"To produce a coherent film from Martel's tricky novel would be achievement enough, but Ang Lee has extracted something beautiful, wise and, at times, miraculous."

Time Out

"Flawed, yes, but marvellously ambitious, and unforgettably gorgeous to look at."


"Ang Lee has, for the most part, constructed such a wondrous piece of filmmaking that even the 3D works."

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