• 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: Mother , Touching , Growing up ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Mr. Lee's film is stronger as a visual experience - especially in 3-D - than an emotional one, but it has a final plot twist that may also change what you thought you knew about the ancient art of storytelling. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Much as I was moved by the film, I have one reservation and one warning. The framing device of the older Pi recounting his story to the author (which worked so well in Martel's novel) is intrusive and significantly detracts from the story. show more

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Awards

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