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Black SwanNina is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily, who impresses Leroy as well. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
Actors of "Black Swan"
Characters of "Black Swan"
Directors of "Black Swan"Darren AronofskyBirthdate: 12 February 1969, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "Black Swan"Mark HeymanAndres Heinz
Critic Reviews of "Black Swan"St. Louis Post-DispatchJanuary 31, 2011
Portman hasn't been this good since her early performances in The Professional and Heat, and is deservedly attracting intense Oscar buzz. Kunis brings to Lily a savvy sexiness, and Cassel is entertainingly smarmy.NewsdayJanuary 03, 2011
Practice makes perfectly insane in Black Swan, a tale of one ballerina's psychosexual freakout.Miami HeraldDecember 21, 2010
Portman, saddled with the near-impossible role of an impenetrable heroine we must care for without ever coming close to understanding, delivers career-high work here...Denver PostDecember 17, 2010
At times, Black Swan verges on laughably old school. Still, what a brazen, bold riff on the cost - physical, emotional - of art.Detroit NewsDecember 10, 2010
There's a delirium that runs through Black Swan, a sense of stress and anguish and mad momentum, that's both exhilarating and terrifying.Arizona RepublicDecember 10, 2010
Taken in the too-much-is-never-enough vein, "Black Swan" is a fantastic experience...Hot PressMarch 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.Philadelphia WeeklyMay 03, 2015
It's either the awesomest stupid movie or the stupidest awesome movie I've seen all year.Film Comment MagazineNovember 07, 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.We Got This CoveredNovember 03, 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.7M PicturesOctober 14, 2013
Black Swan offers a perfect balance between Aronofsky's more poetic works and his down-to-earth style of The Wrestler.Big HollywoodJune 30, 2013
Director Darren Aronofsky builds an incredible atmosphere for an over-the-top story that doesn't deserve it.
Gallery of "Black Swan"