Black Swan

Black Swan
Black Swan
  • R
  • 1h 49m
  • 2010
Certified Fresh85%
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Natalie Portman won the 2010 Best Actress OSCAR® for her stunning performance in this dark psychosexual thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky. Nina (Portman) is a talented but unstable ballerina on the verge of stardom. Pushed to the breaking point by her artistic director (Vincent Cassel) and a seductive rival (Mila Kunis), Nina’s grip on reality slips, plunging her into a waking nightmare.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh85%
Critics Consensus: Bracingly intense, passionate, and wildly melodramatic, Black Swan glides on Darren Aronofsky's bold direction -- and a bravura performance from Natalie Portman.
Reviews
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Calvin Wilson
Fresh

Portman hasn't been this good since her early performances in The Professional and Heat, and is de...

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Philip French
Rotten

An exercise in the higher kitsch, a slick, pretentious film in which the polished surface is a dis...

June 22, 2017
The Age (Australia)
Jim Schembri
Fresh

Full of sex, drugs, catfights, violence, hallucinations and even some choice girl-on-girl action....

November 6, 2018
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

Fantastically deranged at all times, Darren Aronofsky's ballet psycho-melodrama is a glittering, c...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Magnificent, macabre thriller too intense for young teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this dark gothic thriller centers on a dancer (played by Natalie Portman) who's so obsessed with perfection that she’s obliterated by it. Her pursuit is tragic, filled with self-mutilation and fear -- all of it intense material that may prove too much for younger viewers. Expect many disturbing scenes of mental and physical anguish, some violent fights, and a character who hurts herself and purges -- perhaps in response to the pressures she puts herself under. There's also some swearing (including "f--k" and "s--t"), pill-popping, and a few graphic, sexually-charged scenes (including one with bare breasts and another featuring two women).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:December 3, 2010
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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