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.
I'm reviewing the critic, not the film. The film is great! The film gets 10.
Dec 31 - 04:52 AM
Yeah how dare someone make their first movie with no budget!
Nov 28 - 11:10 AM
lmao, fuck yeah!
Sep 26 - 06:30 PM
Do yourself a favor and stay away from any movie made before the 1940s.
Sep 13 - 08:34 AM
I need to watch this movie again. Saw it in film class and remember wanting to stab a pencil through my eye. I'm a total movie buff, and I love the way it was shot. No shame in shooting your first film in 16mm black and white, especially an artsy one like this. However, some of the random scenes made me want to do anything but continue watching this movie. Again, not saying it's bad... just need to watch it once more.
Oct 12 - 12:55 PM
I agree that it was uncomfortable to look at, but it did add to my empathy. He wasn't exactly in a very comfortable situation. For me the black and white perfectly suited his persistence in finding a mathematical answer to the world while ignoring the things in which most people find their answers: love, religion, and money. If it was my movie I would have had him come back from the brink of insanity (maybe before the scene where they enter his apartment), and go on a date with that hot indian chick, in full colour and HD. That would have been a less depressing ending. Maybe he could have become a rabbi too. Maybe he could have won big on the stock market and turned into Charlie Sheen. All of these things would have taken away from the impact of the statement this movie makes, because it would be pandering to the needs of the audience and not this character. Black and white was the right way to go.
Apr 26 - 11:39 PM
crude editing?! crude editing?! quit your job!
Sep 26 - 06:33 PM