Black Swan Reviews
I think the writing and special effects deserve some praise too, the hallucination scene was rather eerie, the realism also worked really well to explore the psychology of the characters. A must watch.
There is a lot of symbolism and character development in this movie and in the end that's what makes this movie so GREAT! I would categorize this movie as an action/drama thriller.
I feel Natalie Portman is underrated as an actress, and needs much more attention in artistic films such as Black Swan. Portman played an incredibly difficult role and owned her character on the big screen. She was complex, mysterious, and relatable.
The cast had chemistry that genuinely worked. Mila Kunis was a perfect rival for Portman and they contrasted very well. It was easy to see their passion for the art of ballet as they competed to be the best.
Overall, Black Swan was refreshing and original. With a beautifully unique story and brilliant cast, Black Swan was a very enjoyable experience.
Natalie Portman won a well-deserved Oscar for her intense, no-holds-barred performance of a ballet dancer who's lead in "Swan Lake" causes her to slowly lose her sanity. Some felt this story was absurd, I thought it was exhilarating, with flamboyant, in-your-face style of filmmaking and Portman's powerful performance, which is indeed a tour de force. However, in spite of this film's blessings, it's tough going at times, and the script occasionally slides into conventional territory. Matthew Libatique's cinematography is simply extraordinary.