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: December 3, 2010
DVD 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.

Sarah Marrs

The technical proficiency of Black Swan is eye-popping.

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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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Caryn James
Marie Claire

By the end, Nina's quest for perfection-and Portman's blazing performance-will leave you breathless.

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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...

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

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

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Audiences won't know who to trust and what is real in this terrifyingly great film that will grab hold of you until the final act.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Portman is dragged into insanity in what is for sure one of the most extraordinary performances of her career, and this is a spectacular (and fantastically… 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