Black Swan

Black Swan is a 2010 psychological thriller set in the cutthroat world of New York City ballet. Nina, played by Natalie Portman, finds herself locked in a web of intrigue with a new rival at the company, both vying for the role of the Swan Queen. 


Icon Age rating
Age rating:
R
Icon Director
Director:
Darren Aronofsky
Icon Duration
Duration:
1h 48m
Icon Genre
Genre:
Drama, Psychological, Thriller

Icon Stars
Stars:
Natalie Portman, Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel

18 comments

  • #1
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    Anonymous
    April 17, 2019
    "Oh God, where do I even start with this brilliantly twisted movie? Natalie Portman gives a stunning emotionally-charged performance as the insane ballerina who would go to terrible lengths to achieve perfection. This is not a horror movie, but there were a lot of times when I averted my eyes from the body horror I was witnessing onscreen. Darren Aronofsky has to be commended for the impeccable way he shot this film where he deliberately blurs the line between reality and insanity. I couldn't believe how bonkers this movie was. A must watch for lovers of thrillers and macabre cinema."
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  • #2
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    Anonymous
    January 2, 2017
    "If you are looking for a well acted, and mind bending psychological thriller, look no further than Black Swan. Darren Aronofsky brings his flavor to a movie about competing ballerinas and gives it a fresh take that will have you thinking about it for days afterwards. I enjoy a lot of Aronofsky's films and this is just another one that he does a superb job on. Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis do a wonderful job in this film giving it the depth it needs to really twist the story and make you think."
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  • #3
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    Anonymous
    March 25, 2019
    "Can I just say how much I love Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis??? Nina is such as beautiful ballerina. Okay, to tell you the truth, I am a fan of Natalie Portman. I found out that she actually had a formal ballet training when she was around 4 years old to 13. Anyway, I can greatly compare this thriller movie to The Wrestler. They share similarities in the pseudo-documentary shooting style. Recommended as one of the best psychological thriller movies!"
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  • #4
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    Anonymous
    February 8, 2017
    "Black Swan was a terrific movie. Natalie Portman was just amazing in this role. You can really connect with her struggles, hopes and dreams. Then Mila Kunis enters and really sets off the movie down a wild and dark path. These two actresses really excel in their parts and the eventual payoff is quite intense. 5 stars all the way for this one."
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  • #5
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    Anonymous
    July 4, 2018
    "It's a very cringe movie oh god especially the one with the skin being pulled on the fingers. It scared me tbh but it's a truly fascinating watch. I can't imagine myself suffering from the same illness as Nina I think I would've died early. It's important to seek medical help and acknowledge your illness."
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    Anonymous
    July 9, 2018
    "Black Swan is a really cool and dark movie that I liked since it was not all about the glam that surrounds ballet but it shows the dark psychological effect it can have on people. Really amazing movie, and I think it does have a similar tone to Requiem for a Dream too so it's a good listing here."
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    Anonymous
    October 26, 2017
    "This isn't the best film because it doesn't clearly show the protagonist dying in the beginning of the film, but I can see how some people could interpret that. This is a good movie however, but I am not sure this is the best solution when it comes to finding this type of movie."
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  • #8
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "If it were up to me, this movie would be on top of the list. I couldn't keep my eyes off of Natalie Portman here, and this movie disturbed and shook me to the core. Her acting was compelling and just absolutely perfection!"
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  • #9
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    Anonymous
    July 10, 2018
    "Black Swan is truly a movie to watch you're a fan of mysteries. This made me realize how hard it must be for those who are in the ballet industry. I also think Natalie Portman deserves an Oscar for this performance."
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  • #10
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    Anonymous
    November 16, 2017
    "Set in New York, Black Swan is the story of a ballet production turned murderous. A new production has 3 ballerinas competing for the staring role and puts in motion a suspenful sequence of events."
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  • #11
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    Anonymous
    June 1, 2018
    "I find this a very good psychological horror movie. I consider it one of the best. It is a gripping story about the descent into madness. The story makes more sense if you have seen Swan Lake."
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  • #12
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    Anonymous
    October 3, 2017
    "if your looking for a simple movie about the art of ballet like I was, this movie isn't for you. The movie isn't bad but it's kind of an artsy fartsy movie so beware it's not for everyone."
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  • #13
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    Anonymous
    November 10, 2017
    "This was such an interesting movie. It was full of drama. It was such a beautiful story. This is def one of those must sees for women especially. This is def worth watching."
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  • #14
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "AAAAH!!!!! IT IS VERY DISTURBING! They did a good job to DISTURB ME but I will not recommend watching this movie for people who have weak hearts!"
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  • #15
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    Anonymous
    November 26, 2018
    "Natalie Portman's best actress award for this film is well deserved! Heard Mila and she even went through real ballet training for Black Swan"
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  • #16
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    Anonymous
    July 7, 2018
    "Gave me nightmares for a week! Now, I stay away from ballet even though it is one of my dreams. I was impressed with Natalie's acting here!"
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  • #17
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    Anonymous
    May 28, 2018
    "This movie kept me at the edge of my seat every time it was amazing."
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  • #18
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    Anonymous
    May 16, 2018
    "A great movie that features the topic and explains it in depth."
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