Film review: Life of Pi

By Helene Wong In Film

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27th December, 2012
What you get from Life of Pi depends on what you’re expecting. If you’ve read Yann Martel’s book, you’ll expect to see its descriptive passages brought to life, and be curious about how comfortably the spiritual enquiry sits alongside the castaway adventure. If you haven’t, you’ll be stunned by where the film takes you visually and philosophically, and come out wondering if you’ve just seen something significant or merely entertaining. Significance? That depends on where you’re at with the meaning of life. For some it will feel old hat; for others, revelatory; for ...

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