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Kid, 11 years old November 23, 2012

wasnt really impressed

WAY TOO MUCH VIOLENCE! on a sail boat Pi loses his family and cries because the ship sank and there is alot of yelling throughtout this movie and alot of zoo animals drown in the water. On the life boat the hyena eats a zebra that has been suffering with a broken leg and tears it apart while its still alive. Later the hyena eats the chimp and then the tiger eats the hyena. there are a few very sad parts and i cried twice in this movie. Good story afterall, but i wouldbt really reccomend this to anyone whos looking for a nice movie to watch.
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Teen, 13 years old Written bydeJong May 28, 2013

The wonderful life of Pi

This was a very beautiful movie. The picture was fascinating to look at and the story line was great. It tells the story of Pi and his tiger Richard Parker learning to get along. They are stranded on a life boat together and need to survive. There are some scenes that may be a little violent for little kids.
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Kid, 9 years old May 3, 2013

Worst movie ever

Its was terrible!
Teen, 16 years old Written bywhiteblack February 19, 2013

Great movie!

Great movie! Its not at all the light hearted animation you might expect, more a deeply beautiful and moving story of survival. Because of the emotional intensity of this movie I'm recommending it for people over 13 years of age.
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Kid, 11 years old November 27, 2012

NOT FOR KIDS UNDER 14, BUT A MOVING STORY FOR ADULTS.

Parents, This Movie Is An Uplifting drama, with emotional, tearjerking scenes, but for your kids safety, don't let kids see this movie. The intense and disturbing shipwreck scene is just the start of it all. There is also partial nudity, strong violence, 1 use of F**k and D**k, and emotional material. My Rating - Rated PG-13 For Emotional Thematic Material, Child & Teen Imperilment Including Language, Brief Sexual References Involving A Nude Image, Disturbing Images & A Scene Of Mature Violent Content
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Teen, 13 years old Written byChocolateOrange November 25, 2012

Great movie

It's a good movie! I was spellbound. I think that it is a good movie for ages 12 and up because younger kids wouldn't get the spiritual message but would probably get the rest. It is a wonderful movie for all ages but there is animal violence. I also like how the movie didn't romanticize the animals in any way. The effects are beautiful and the story has a good message in it. It is well worth the watch and it will grip the attention of older audiences.
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Kid, 11 years old January 1, 2013

SHOULD YOU SEE IT

life of pi is a positive movie of faith and god the things you should know is if your kid is scared of violence you should not take him/her to see it
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Kid, 10 years old November 22, 2012

life of pi needs some pie

Only thing that might scare kid are the boat disaster and the tiger the tiger will probably not scare kids over 6or7
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Kid, 11 years old April 7, 2013

So deep...

There is blood and an insane shipwreck. Also pi tells the officials that the animals were actually humans, so in other words he was involved in murder and is a canibal. Also almost every animal dies and the tiger is portrayed as more evil than a friend to pi. There are some swears too.
Kid, 11 years old December 11, 2012

Special effects marvel

This is an awesome movie . The story could be a true story as much as it is impossible. It is great for people who love animals. It is told in an interesting way with the boy who is now an adult in the story telling the story to a writer . This movie sends out a great message to always have hope and to never give up. It also shows that animals also have feelings. Although the story can be a bit repetitive and can be a bit boring it is a very original story with great filming with which you think how is filming this possible? I think this movie is for people of all ages and can be funny at some points but can be sad or scary at some other parts.
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Teen, 13 years old Written byK bug November 21, 2012

Good.

Amazing special effects. When the animals eat each other it is a bit disturbing and i really didnt want to see that. Good story overall, you should see it buy it is not on my top reccomendation list. I cried once.
Kid, 8 years old June 17, 2015

Very intense, violent thriller/drama has some blood, language, and very scary scenes.

My rating:PG-13 for intense sequences of graphic violence, brief strong language, and pervasive peril.
Teen, 15 years old Written byProf.Palmer August 13, 2014

Life of Pi Movie Review

Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Gerard Depardieu, Tabu and Adil Hussain Director: Ang Lee Synopsis: the film is a survival story part is about Pi and his family living in Pondicherry. They also run their own zoo Pi’s father decided to move to Canada. They boarded a Japanese freighter. One night a freak storm happened and then Pi fell off the boat and into a life boat. He shares the boat and into a life boat. He shares the boat with four animals: Zebra, hyena, orang-utan and the tiger. The animals have traits of various people. The film was well made with lots of special effects being used including computer generated images example: the tiger Richard Parker is not a real tiger and Pi is not adrift in the Pacific Ocean but in a simulated place. The film is 127 minutes long and premiered in New York in September 2012. It won four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director/ The movie was long but well described. Personally I didn’t like it because it wasn’t that realistic. However if you can suspend your belief and someone who is into drama then this is the movie for you.
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Teen, 14 years old Written byMinimoviecritic12 June 29, 2013

A real review

I'm sorry, I'm going to be completely honest with you. Don't listen to the reviews that say there is partial nudity... I'm mean come on! The kid is stranded on a boat in the middle of the Pacific ocean without a shirt. 2 year olds go swimming without shirts. Violence might be intense for young kids I'd say 4 and under, but it's just nature really. A tiger kills a hyena and a live goat (both off-scene) but the dead animals it drags along in its mouth might be a little disturbing for the youngsters. There is not much language at all some school kids call Pi (Piscine) pissing, but not bad, just bullying. It really has great messages about religion and survival, it's a beautiful movie.
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Teen, 14 years old Written byAnnieC May 22, 2013

life of pi

Life of Pi is an inspiring movie about a teenage boy, Pi, and a tiger, Richard Parker, stranded in the middle of the ocean. Pi struggles to "I e with Richard Parker, but eventually they learn to trust each other. Their adventures include storms, a carnivorous island, and multiple fishing troubles. I really liked how it was open ended and lets you decide which story to believe. This movie had a lot of different world views about religion and many other things. This movie also has tons of amazing computer effects. It's not my favorite movie, but I would still recommend it to other people.
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Teen, 14 years old Written bymovie_lover_ May 17, 2013

Fine for 14yr olds - must see

Amazing special effects and imagery! Quite a sad film in the end, but definitely enjoyed it. Some parts violent between the animals killing each other, nothing it really shown though so nothing major. Really positive role models and messages based around determination to never give up, faith and friendship. Pi is a strong and courageous character, the ending is very clever and unexpected.
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Teen, 13 years old Written bymovielover7271 May 8, 2013

Pretty good

Lots of amazing visual effects and emotional scenes in this strongly supported and entertaining film. Pretty good
Teen, 13 years old Written bydoubleE March 11, 2013

Life of Pi is Sad, Depressing, and Emotionaly Scaring

This movie to this day still bothers me. Its tells the story of a boy trapped in a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean with a man-eating tiger. There really isn't more to say but by that description you shouldn't take anyone younger than thirteen. Its a grueling story of survival that goes on and on and plays with your emotion. For a PG movie, its not for kids nor will it interest them.
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Teen, 15 years old Written bythecow December 12, 2012

The best message and quality movie!

this movie is so real! it has faith, reality and hope. the originality of the content is freaking beautiful. the way Pi believes in religion and god is heart wrenching. this movie is highly recommended to all. they speak about 3 main religions without offending any one of them. so beautiful the story, one word to describe is reality. it's truthful and intense. anyway kids maybe won't get it, some maybe bored. but the storyline is so beautiful and deep. it's a must see!
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Teen, 17 years old Written byJohnem95 December 2, 2012

Even though it's PG, doesn't mean kids will like it.

LIFE OF PI is a film adaption of the very popular book for (older) teens, not really a book for kids due to its thematic material in survival. Your kids may be interested in seeing the movie (if they've read the book, which I doubt they have) or because of the tiger and other animals in the movie. But make sure your kids know that yes, this movie is alright for older kids/young teens, but if you ask me, younger kids will be bored with the movie. Why is that? Because, first of all, it starts out pretty slow, and once the real action begins at sea, it almost becomes an episode of Man vs. Wild - with a tiger companion. The friendship between Pi and the tiger, Richard Parker is strong, moving, and beautiful to watch, and the tiger has cute moments, but it also is a wild animal - it kills other animals in various scenes, attacks Pi (which may scare younger kids) but doesn't injure him in any way, and is as big (if not bigger) than Pi himself. The movie throughout focuses on Pi as an adult telling a story to a fellow curious about his life, so you know Pi winds up living in the end, but even if you know that is happening, the scenes at sea are still deep, moving, and powerful as Pi begins to question if he'd be happier having God take his life - and that's a whole 'nother story - the movie has a FANTASTIC message having to do with faith, belief in god, perseverance, friendship, and loyalty, but young kids may be too young to realize the message the movie gives. So only take your kids to this one if they're aware that there is peril throughout, scary scenes involving the lion, a harrowing shipwreck, emotional deaths, and a message that may be too deep for them, but older kids and younger teens should get more out of this. And adults probably will be the ones getting the most out of this one.
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