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Pi Reviews

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January 1, 2000
As smart as it is, 'Pi' is awfully hard to watch. Filmed with hand-held cameras in splotchy black-and-white and crudely edited, it has the style and attitude of a no-budget midnight movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 23, 2006
...a frustrating and maddeningly confounding piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 21, 2009
Both story and style reveal the calculations of an artist so desperate to get noticed that he forgot to cover his id.
January 1, 2000
Pi turns what should be a metaphoric relationship into a stupefyingly literal-minded thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Perhaps as a short, Pi could have proved engaging, but stretched to feature length it becomes repetitive and unwieldy.
May 9, 2004
Pi is an interesting film. Not a particularly good one, but interesting nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 61/100
March 29, 2009
Disturbing, exhilarating, and sure to send anyone of conservative temperament scuttling from the room.
October 17, 2018
Restricted as an up-and-coming filmmaker, Aronofsky didn't conform to convention and instead delivered his art full throttle...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 20, 2014
Pi accomplishes so much more with...its micro-budget than a Hollywood production could.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
The seductive thing about Aronofsky's film is that it is halfway plausible in terms of modern physics and math.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Transports us to a world that is like yet unlike our own, and, in its mysterious familiarity, is eerie, intense, and compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 7, 2002
Pi is like a Cronenberg film of the mind, where the unsettling images and lusts are driven by a desire for knowledge, not flesh.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Pay attention!
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 6, 2005
Director Darren Aronofsky creates an eerie Eraserhead-like world that keeps the film compelling.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 3, 2018
...Aronofsky's taste for including horror in his films is evident from his very first feature...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 26, 2018
A workout, no question, and not for everyone, but it has intellectual and spiritual fervor, and even when it stops dead for some mystical exposition, at least it assumes our intelligence (though also our patience).
May 18, 2009
When the Torah is explained in mathematical terms, it's enough to make you want to take up second year trig - like the movie, a deeply flawed idea.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 17, 2003
Destined to pick up a cult following.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 29, 2008
We share Max's feelings of imminent psychological disintegration as the film probes our own insecurity in the face of the eternal. Maths meets millennial doom in one of the decade's true originals.
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