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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 59
  2. Negative: 3 out of 59

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  1. Nov 7, 2010
    9
    Pi has an strange and stressful atmosphere. Don't get me wrong, this is an unique accomplishment done only by Aronosky. He has the ability to maintain us worried all the time during almost all the movie. Here, we can see his first famous hip-hop montage and the use of the snorricam. Flirting with cyberpunk over moments, Pi combines thriller with religious and cosmic themes and the dangerous outcome if discovered by a sole individual. Shot in black and white and with an intense score by Mansell, Pi is really an excellent piece of art. Expand
  2. Jun 12, 2014
    10
    One of the most criminally under-appreciated films ever made. Darren Aronofsky's Pi (1998) is every bit original as it is unique. It's dark, convoluted, twisty and artistic. Most of the critics have misunderstood the genius of the film. It's a film about obsession, about order and chaos. It has nothing to do with math. It portrays with the mental transition of our protagonist wonderfully and the ending which is up for interpretation is beautiful and it's as powerful an ending as I've seen for quite a while. Anything that even in the slightest and subtle way strays from the conventionality of hollywood films today is not well received. Pi is a gem that needs to be treasured and appreciated not dug under the soil. Why? Let's just say because it deserves it. Expand
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72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Bruce Diones
    70
    Aronofsky's delirious, Kafkaesque writing and imaginatively distorted camerawork don't quite add up, but it's fascinating, hallucinogenic film work.
  2. 60
    In the end, it's primarily a brain teaser, obtuse and ultimately limited in its emotional impact.
  3. It is a brilliant intellectual adventure that fans of bold independent filmmaking will want to experience, even though the ending is something of a letdown.