Black Swan

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Released 2010

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Director:
Darren Aronofsky
Released:
2010
Rating:
R
Black Swan is a psychological thriller from director Darren Aronofsky, about ambitious New York City ballet dancer Nina (Natalie Portman). She lands the lead role in "Swan Lake," but she soon thinks her dreams of stardom are threatened by rival ballerina Lilly (Mila Kunis). As opening night approaches and the pressure to be perfect builds, Nina's obsession descends into paranoia, delusion and more. Barbara Hershey plays Nina's loving but suffocating mother.

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  • 100

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Black Swan is visceral and real even while it's one delirious, phantasmagoric freakout.

  • 90

    Variety

    A wicked, sexy and ultimately devastating study of a young dancer's all-consuming ambition, Black Swan serves as a fascinating complement to Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler," trad...

  • 30

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Not just any kind of trash, it's high-art trash, a kind of "When Tutu Goes Psycho" that so prizes hysteria over sanity that it's worth your life to tell when its characters are hal...

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    Drama, Suspense

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    Psychological, Thrillers, abrasive parent, characters with double lives, dysfuntional families