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Life of Pi

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 127
Theater Release: 20 Nov 2012
Video Release: 12 Mar 2013
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

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

Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tobey Maguire, Adil Hussain
Studio: 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Website: Official site for Life of Pi.

Detailed Review

Think of Life of Pi as Bollywood’s version of Tom Hanks’ Cast Away. But in this story, “Wilson” weighs 450 pounds and bites.

As a child,… 
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Why Is Life of Pi Rated PG?

Violence: The film contains frequent moments of intense peril for both human and animal… 
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Which version of the story do you believe? Why do you think it is… 
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