(out of 5)

Clever but eventually numbing exercise in film as pure art, about a math genius who drives himself near to the point of insanity by endlessly crunching numbers on space-age abucae of his own design. A formula he comes up with eventually reveals a number long kept secret by a Hasidic sect in New York City, who now pursue our hero in order to rid themselves of the witness to this religious phenomenon. Darren Aronofsky’s direction is fast-paced and paranoia-inducing, but some of his artistic techniques (like the grainy black-and-white film) are too self-aware and tend to draw the viewer out of the action.

Harvest Filmworks, Truth and Soul Pictures, Plantain Films

USA, 1998

Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Story by Darren Aronofsky, , , Screenplay by Darren Aronofksy

Cinematography by 

Produced by Eric Watson

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s