Director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with the ship's only other survivor -- a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
This transcendent fable carries a real sting in its tail. Ang Lee has made a bold and wondrous movie, one of his best.Tom Charity, CNN.com, 11.21.2012
A movie that can't be dismissed because there is too much in it but can't be embraced because it's all spread too thin.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 11.21.2012
Mr. Lee's film is stronger as a visual experience-especially in 3-D-than an emotional one, but it has a final plot twist that may also change what you thought you knew about the ancient art of storytelling.Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, 11.22.2012
There's an audience out there for this movie, but the question is whether they will find it.James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 11.21.2012