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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

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"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."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Audacious and bursting with ideas."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Pi accomplishes so much more with...its micro-budget than a Hollywood production could."
‑ Christopher Runyon, Movie Mezzanine
"Pi is certainly about the burden of genius, but it very well may also be about mythical powers and faulty dogma in Judaism."
‑ Jordan Hiller, Bangitout.com
"Clever and creepy as hell."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"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."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"The movie's low-budget look neatly matches the claustrophobia of Max's life, but the filmmakers have also devised some special shooting methods for certain scenes. These sequences -- breathless and jangly chases, for the most part -- look terrific."
‑ Laura Miller, Salon.com
"a real treat"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"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."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"...a frustrating and maddeningly confounding piece of work..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"The seductive thing about Aronofsky's film is that it is halfway plausible in terms of modern physics and math."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Both story and style reveal the calculations of an artist so desperate to get noticed that he forgot to cover his id."
‑ Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
"Disturbing, exhilarating, and sure to send anyone of conservative temperament scuttling from the room."
‑ , Film4
"Director Darren Aronofsky creates an eerie Eraserhead-like world that keeps the film compelling."
‑ Tom Meek, Film Threat
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