Noth­ing with the weedy Cosette. Un­for­tu­nately, it loses steam in the sec­ond act. 12A cert, gen re­lease, 158 min

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILMLISTINGS - DC DC

LIFE OF PI Di­rected by Ang Lee. Star­ring Su­raj Sharma, Ir­rfan Khan Against the odds, Lee man­ages to make some­thing gen­uinely mag­i­cal of Yann Martel’s al­le­gor­i­cal novel con­cern­ing a young man trapped in a lifeboat with a Ben­gal tiger. The “spir­i­tual” sub­texts are a bit cosy and un­threat­en­ing, But Lee, as ever, in­vests the tale with real emo­tional punch. The com­put­er­gen­er­ated im­agery strays into the fan­tas­tic for a pur­pose and, for once, the 3D is used to very good ef­fect. A beau­ti­ful, touch­ing piece of work. PG cert, gen re­lease, 127 min LIN­COLN Di­rected by Steven Spiel­berg. Star­ring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gor­don-Le­vitt, James

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