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Black Swan Reviews

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December 3, 2017
Black Swan succeeds, but only as horror. If only the women's characters had been as fully thought through as the camera angles, it might have soared much higher.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
October 24, 2017
The technical proficiency of Black Swan is eye-popping.
October 3, 2017
By the end, Nina's quest for perfection-and Portman's blazing performance-will leave you breathless.
September 8, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 11, 2016
Though visually beautiful and boasting superb performances from the entire cast, Black Swan, much like the ballet Nina so adores, falters because of its emphasis on melodramatic style over substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 3, 2015
It's either the awesomest stupid movie or the stupidest awesome movie I've seen all year.
November 7, 2013
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.
November 3, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
October 14, 2013
Black Swan offers a perfect balance between Aronofsky's more poetic works and his down-to-earth style of The Wrestler.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 30, 2013
Director Darren Aronofsky builds an incredible atmosphere for an over-the-top story that doesn't deserve it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
May 25, 2013
Mamas, don't let your daughters grow up to be ballerinas. Let 'em be test pilots, tightrope walkers, human cannonballs and such - any career safer than the business of tutus and tiaras.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 16, 2013
An Oscar contender with class, and chills.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 28, 2012
Though it touches on a number of genres and encapsulates several themes, Black Swan is best viewed as a horror movie - a slow creep into insanity that's touching and terrifying in equal measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 22, 2012
While it wasn't quite as good as it was being out to be, it remains an interesting film with several things to like about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 11, 2012
I liked it in the way many folks like B sci-fi flics from the 50s.
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
June 15, 2012
In his eagerness, [Aronofsky] goes for violent energy over poetry, shock over suggestion, emotion over intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 3, 2012
Darren Aronofsky's most perfect exploration of his own thematic obsession.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 9, 2011
Its fixation on mirrors notwithstanding, the film shows us little we don't already know.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2011
... The kind of film that stays with you, a moving experience on multiple levels.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 30, 2011
Dances its way through multiple genres with varying degrees of success
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