Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky made a bold entry on the indie film scene with this Sundance-winning, sci-fi horror thriller about a math wiz who discovers a number that seems to contain mysterious powers. Max is soon targeted by different groups who want him to give them the number, including a cabal of ruthless Wall Street execs. But while Max tries to avoid the conspirators, he begins to suffer physical ailments that make him question his sanity and the nature of the universe. An utterly original take on the paranoid thriller subgenre from the director of BLACK SWAN and the upcoming MOTHER!
A mathematician’s life spins out of control when he discovers a number with otherworldly powers.
Cast: Sean Guillette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman
I appreciate its bizarre and unique plot, storytelling and cinematography, but it's unnerving (not in a good way) and very annoying at times (screaming, portrayal of psychosis, confusing dream sequences, repetition...etc). The ultra high contrast black and white isn't so easy on the eyes and the soundtrack is obnoxious. To me it's meh... For most you'll either love it or hate it.
Not that big of a fan of the plot as it got confusing at some points (at least to me). But the acting was just amazing, as well as the cinematography. I'll probably end up watching it again, it's filled with small little nuances that make for an intriguing and suspenseful viewing experience.
VERY good must watch!
Effective and creepy psychological thriller that isn't really quite like anything else.
A wonderful modern cult classic