Black Swan
Black Swan (2010)

A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet, BLACK SWAN stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company (Mila Kunis). A Fox… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 29, 2011
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bracingly intense, passionate, and wildly melodramatic, Black Swan glides on Darren Aronofsky's bold direction -- and a bravura performance from Natalie Portman.

Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Portman hasn't been this good since her early performances in The Professional and Heat, and is deservedly attracting intense Oscar buzz. Kunis brings to Lily a savvy sexiness, and Cassel is entertainingly smarmy.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

At times, Black Swan verges on laughably old school. Still, what a brazen, bold riff on the cost - physical, emotional - of art.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

It's either the awesomest stupid movie or the stupidest awesome movie I've seen all year.

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Rafer Guzman

Practice makes perfectly insane in Black Swan, a tale of one ballerina's psychosexual freakout.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

There's a delirium that runs through Black Swan, a sense of stress and anguish and mad momentum, that's both exhilarating and terrifying.

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José Teodoro
Film Comment Magazine

For all his command of adrenalized, propulsive narrative and his dazzling technical facility, Aronofsky's study in female hysteria ultimately favors frenzy over compassion or insight-and remains strictly skin-deep.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Portman, saddled with the near-impossible role of an impenetrable heroine we must care for without ever coming close to understanding, delivers career-high work here...

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Taken in the too-much-is-never-enough vein, "Black Swan" is a fantastic experience...

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Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered

Wonderful performances and assured and audacious direction make for one of the best films of the year. Aronofsky is never afraid to take risks with the story and his unflinching direction turns out to be one of the film's greatest assets.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Natalie Portman is dragged into insanity by Aronofsky in what is for sure one of the most extraordinary performances of her career, while this is a spectacular… More
Tony Gandía
The "Mindf@*ck" film genre has just gotten a solid new entry with "Black Swan" a psychosexual thriller starring Natalie Portman and directed… More
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This may be a movie, that in time grows on me more and more times after i watch it just to fully appreciate this movie. It is a very intriguing and mesmerising… More
Wildaly M
Wow! this film had me on edge since the beginning. I don't remember having been so stupefied by a film quite like this. Portman is a revelation here and… More
Alice Shen
Much like Aronofsky's "The Wrestler," which shows how much damage wrestling wreaks on a human body, despite it being staged, "Black… More
Rubia Carolina
Swan Lake. The prologue, when Rothbart casts his spell. Cut. A smiley and sweet Natalie Portman wakes up in a pink childish room. Although, her head lays down… More