Movie Review: Life of Pi

Life-of-Pi-posterThere are two incredible tales of survival in Director Ang Lee’s Life of Pi (A), and whether you’re a person of faith, a stalwart for science and logic or a vessel of varying belief systems, there will be soul stirring in store – and fodder for endless discussion. Actor Suraj Sharma is magnificent as an Indian castaway, often opposite a CGI tiger (at least it’s not a volleyball) in this mash-up of Noah’s Ark, Rudyard Kipling and Disney’s Fantasia. Touches of magical realism tinge the corners of this imaginative tableaux with some of the most gorgeous imagery committed to film. Punctuated with humor, horror and headiness, it is a silver screen wonder to behold.

I've reviewed films for more than 20 years. Current movie reviews of new theatrical releases and direct-to-video or streaming films are added weekly to the Silver Screen Capture movie news site. Many capsule critiques originally appeared in expanded form in my syndicated Lights Camera Reaction column.

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Posted in 2012

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