• Life of Pi (2012)

Life of Pi

Release Date: November 21st, 2012

DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2013

PG |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

After deciding to sell their zoo in India and move to Canada, Santosh and Gita Patel board a freighter with their sons and a few remaining animals. Tragedy strikes when a terrible storm sinks the ship, leaving the Patels' teenage son, Pi (Suraj Sharma), as the only human survivor. However, Pi is not alone; a fearsome Bengal tiger has also found refuge aboard the lifeboat. As days turn into weeks and weeks drag into months, Pi and the tiger must learn to trust each other if both are to survive.

Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu , Rafe Spall, Gérard Depardieu, Adil Hussain, Gautam Belur, Ayush Tandon

Director: Ang Lee

Genres: Adventure , Drama

Production Co: Gil Netter, Haishang Films

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Touching, Mother, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Movieline

    The story of Pi and Richard Parker already has the clean simplicity of a myth and really doesn't require significant elaboration, but following in the footsteps of the source material, the film provides elaboration anyway, demonstrating a condescension to the audience that dulls the spectacle it punctuates. show more

  • 100
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Meticulous care is evident in every aspect of the film. All three actors playing Pi are outstanding. show more

  • 80
    Bob MondelloNPR

    The script I did question; it takes awhile to get going, and it feels strangely flat at the very end. But in between, Lee is very skillfully employing cinema's most advanced digital techniques in the service of an adventure yarn that is gloriously old-fashioned - and often just glorious. show more

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Awards

Winner Cinematography
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Production Design
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Winner Visual Effects
Winner Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2012)
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Winner Directing
Winner Music (Original Score)