Un ben diretto e piacevolmente scritto turbinio di colori. La bellissima fotografia del film rende piacevoli praticamente tutte le scene del lungo e travagliato viaggio di Pi, il quale dal punto di vista narrativo ogni tanto tende un pò ad arenarsi. Nel complesso un gran bel film. Voglio chiamare anch'io un animale Richard Parker.
Who knew that a film about a young chap and a Tiger primarily set in a lifeboat could be so brilliant? I've always found Ang Lee a bit hit and miss (although 'The Ice Storm' is a lifelong personal fave...) but he really hit his stride here. A perfect blend of big visual spectacle - a feast for the eyes - and intimate emotion of personal crisis and survival (let's not reduce it to just a religious fable).
Ang Lees Life Of Pi ist eine fast übernatürliche Leistung, eine Geschichte zu erzählen und ein bahnbrechendes Experiment visueller Kunst. Ang Lee gelang es, über einen Roman zu triumphieren, der als unverfilmbar galt - darüber hinaus ist sein Life Of Pi von so ehrlicher Spiritualität, dass es nicht untertrieben ist, zu behaupten, dass hier ein Film über das Leben an sich kommt!(...)
Very little actual cinematography, just mostly CG sky, waves, and a tiger. It's frustrating to see a flashy film like this, frosted with glossy imagery, and be reminded that it's widely considered to be practically revolutionary and metaphorical with a "deep" message. Everything is just so fucking spelled out and juvenile, that it felt like I'm in a philosophy class for 12-year-olds. Where has the subtlety gone?
Are 3D and prefab visuals the cinematic equivalent of bling? Despite its wholly unnecessary shiny shell merely used to give the impression of beauty, there is no soul in this film. Ang Lee embarks on a take on a complex novel with no much hope to make it intelligible. The profound philosophical theme is oddly soon abandoned in favour of a poor man's Hemingway's The Old Man And The Sea situation with little purpose.