Sign up for your 2 week free trial

Black Swan (2010)

Rent 'Black Swan' today with Screenclick
Login to rate this movie

English | Spanish | Italian



DVD & Blu-ray



Brian from Kerry, 24 May 2011
A frail, obsessive ballerina is given her 'shot at the title'. But can she dance Tchaikovsky's Black Swan as well as she dances his White? Thus begins her journey into the heart of darkness. An occasionally superb study in hysteria, worthy of Hitchcock, but increasingly in danger of straying into M. Night Shyamalan territory. The blurring of reality and fantasy is crucial to the process, but Aronofsky over-uses it to a point that makes everything just too convenient for its own good. This is the man behind the Crystal Maze brilliance of Pi and the ringmasterly tearjerker The Wrestler. But he's also the brains behind the over-ambitious and under-achieving The Fountain. Black Swan is worth seeing, if only for the chills, but ultimately undeserving of the Oscar hype. Natalie Portman, however, is wonderful from beginning to end.
Was this review helpful to you? 
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment
2 out of 10 Over-rated
Blanaid from Dublin, 05 Jun 2012
This movie seemed to get an awful lot of hype when it was released. People I knew seemed to be completely divided on whether it was good or not so I expected it to be a little better than it was. Maybe its just that I'm not into this kind of psychological drama but I thought that it was unsatisfying, it didn't bring you into the character (I was fairly indifferent about the central character). The music was quite good, and it does make me a little more interested in ballet but overall I would say - not for me!
Was this review helpful to you? 
1 people out of 1 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment
4 out of 10 Good psychological thriller
Sebastien from Dublin, 19 Mar 2012
It's a good psychological thriller BUT they spoil it with too many hints at the beginning even though then they make up with fantastic interpretations by Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis and cameo roles by Wynona Ryder and Vincent Cassel. It's not what it looks like by watching the trailer. Photography is amazing. Natalie Portman is the movie itself, she really deserved that Oscar. Altogether a good movie. (PS my girlfriend found some scenes a little bit disturbing.)
Was this review helpful to you? 
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment
2.5 out of 10 Don't watch it with your granny :-)
Denise from Sligo, 08 Jan 2013
I thought this would be more of a thriller, with stunning ballet scenes throughout.. but it was more juvenile/fantasy/etc) so I guess it wasn't what I expected. Watched it with an older family member and a bit embarrassed by some of the bedroom scenes (!) But it got good reviews at the time so maybe it's just me.
Was this review helpful to you? 
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment

What's it about....
Nina (Portman) 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 (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new...

(read more)

  • View The Purge (Blu-ray)
  • View The Day of the Jackal
  • View Shorts (Blu-ray)
  • View Thor - The Dark World
  • View Toy Story 3
  • View ABBA - The Winner Takes It All
  • View The Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian
  • View Body of Lies (Blu-ray)
  • View Serendipity
  • View Tombstone
  • View Get Carter
  • View We Can Be Heroes (Special Features)
  • View Fright Night 2
  • View The Last Of The Mohicans / Daniel Boone
  • View Cemetery Junction (Blu-ray)
  • View The Man Who Fell To Earth
  • View Uzak
  • View The Kings Speech
  • View The Lives Of Others
  • View 13 Conversations About One Thing
  • View Sideways
  • View The Other Woman (Blu-ray)
  • View Star Wars - The Clone Wars - Season 2
  • View When In Rome
  • View Million Dollar Baby
  • View 2001 Maniacs
  • View Yogi Bear
  • View The Fast And The Furious Tokyo Drift
  • View Hamlet 2
  • View Woody Allen: The Documentary (Blu-ray)
  • View Secretary
  • View Defiance (Blu-ray)
  • View Jeepers Creepers
  • View Blues Brothers
  • View From Here To Eternity
  • View Beowulf
  • View Out Of The Furnace
  • View The Railway Man (Blu-ray)
  • View Her (Blu-ray)
  • View Brother Bear 2