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Overall A-

Everything familiar about the life of Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) is lost during a shipwreck. Now the boy finds himself stranded at sea aboard a lifeboat with another survivor of the sunken vessel -- a Bengal tiger.

Violence B-
Sexual Content A
Profanity B+
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril.

Why is Life of Pi rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: Life of Pi is rated PG for for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Violence: The film contains frequent moments of intense peril for both human and animal characters. Numerous characters are washed overboard or drowned during a ship’s sinking. Animals are attacked, killed and eaten. (Though some body parts are briefly shown, little blood or action is seen.) A child is bullied at school. A small boy tries to feed meat to a tiger. A goat is later tied up, attacked and killed as a lesson to the boy. A boy talks about killings and the murder of a man.

Sexual Content: A young teen couple falls in love. A boy urinates on part of the boat to establish his “territory”.

Language: Students repeatedly taunt another child using a crude urination term as a derogatory form of the boy’s name.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A zookeeper uses tranquilizers to lessen the stress of sea travel on animals.

Life of Pi
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G May Frighten Young Children.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Frightening Scenes, Adverse Psychological Impact.
Ontario PG Not Recommeded for Young Children, Some Scary Scenes.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG