November 3, 2018
...Aronofsky's taste for including horror in his films is evident from his very first feature...
October 17, 2018
Restricted as an up-and-coming filmmaker, Aronofsky didn't conform to convention and instead delivered his art full throttle...
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).
April 11, 2018
A tour-de-force of grainy, high-contrast black-and-white photography and inventive editing and sound design, π at times ventures to the limits of cinematic legibility.
February 20, 2014
Pi accomplishes so much more with...its micro-budget than a Hollywood production could.
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.
July 9, 2009
Pi is certainly about the burden of genius, but it very well may also be about mythical powers and faulty dogma in Judaism.
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.
March 29, 2009
Aronofsky, who has parlayed this movie's Sundance success into two Hollywood deals, is that rare indie filmmaker who doesn't want to make hip romantic sitcoms. He's a genuine experimenter with a spooky visual style.
March 29, 2009
Disturbing, exhilarating, and sure to send anyone of conservative temperament scuttling from the room.
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.
June 6, 2007
It's remarkable to what extent Aronofsky has rendered the cerebral kinetically intense. The film's imaginative, diverse images create a mind's-eye urban claustrophobia.
November 23, 2006
...a frustrating and maddeningly confounding piece of work...
December 6, 2005
Director Darren Aronofsky creates an eerie Eraserhead-like world that keeps the film compelling.
April 9, 2005
An ambitious, stylish and intriguing first effort by Aronofsky and director of photography Matthew Libatique. If you're of a mind for an offbeat but fascinating film, give it a shot.
May 9, 2004
Pi is an interesting film. Not a particularly good one, but interesting nonetheless.