Film Brief: Pi

Pi - poster smallI had wanted to watch Darren Aronofsky’s first feature π (Pi)  (1998) for a while now, and though it is a short film, I was put off by the premonition of a headache-inducing, frenzied stream-of-consciousness piece.  I worried unnecessarily, as the film is much more straightforward than I had imagined.  Gripping from the start as it flashes The Matrix and Eraserhead, Pi ultimately fails on a weak and hackneyed storyline.

Nonetheless, it held my interest.  Aronofsky followed Pi with strong dramas in Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler and The Fighter, and last year’s unique take on Noah.  He definitely has an idea, but Pi falls short of its potential.  5/10

 

 

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