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8.1 out of 10

Black Swan

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Great HD Quality

n2crs, Bestbuy
22 May 2011
  • Summary: Some people says the HD Quality is poor. I disagreed. To get the best HD Quality requires higher models/qualities of players, cords (HDMI), and...
  • Pros: Resolution
  • Cons: N/A
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Actors overall 10
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Extras 8
8.0

WOW

jrsanchez01, Bestbuy
27 April 2011
  • Summary: From a a guy perspective this movie is awesome, from a psychological one this girl has so many issues and from a general viewer it is one hell of a...
  • Pros: The plot and acting are superb.
  • Cons: Could use a few more extras for us geeks.
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Overall 6
6.0
Actors overall 10
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Extras 6
6.0

poor HD quality

Axl01, Bestbuy
8 April 2011
  • Summary: The acting in this movie is good. However, the HD quality is very poor.
  • Pros: acting
  • Cons: HD quality
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Overall 1
1.0

If you love your ballet - stay away!

Radu_A, IMDb
22 January 2011
  • Summary: When a movie is being hyped to a substantial degree, there is always a risk that this is not exactly due to its merit, but rather part of an aggressive marketing campaign. Rarely has such a phenomena been so obvious as prior to the release of 'Black Swan': the media have been up and running about Portman's real-life romance sparked during its filming, plus pondering the chances of 'Black Swan' establishing ballet as a fashion trend.
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Overall 1
1.0

How Many Clichés?

Brigid O Sullivan (wisewebwoman), IMDb
15 January 2011
  • Summary: Well, I lost track. Seriously. I am still astonished at the high rating it had here at IMDb (which rarely lets me down) as that is what encouraged me to go. Natalie Portman, whether the white swan or black swan, is an expressionless member of the chorus selected by the choreographer to play the lead in Swan Lake. Inexplicably, I might add, when there are far more talented dancers around her. She is a one-note swan.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mediocre and immature

mikelepost, IMDb
11 January 2011
  • Summary: Based on the commercials for Black Swan, I walked into the theater expecting to see a film about a career ballerina who is forced to access her repressed dark side in preparation for her role as the swan queen and cracks under the pressure. Instead, the film I saw was about a meek young woman who's possibly schizophrenic and certainly on the verge of a nervous breakdown from the opening reel. There's no real drama because Nina is already broken.
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Overall 1
1.0

Is it just me? We get it, it's a competitive dance world and it can drive you mad.

gapodaca1, IMDb
11 January 2011
  • Summary: Thumbs down. I've compared this movie to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, that is if Mr. Hyde went M.I.A. It was self-indulgent, over-rated and for my money, a waste of time. Sure, Natalie Portman deserves credit for losing 20 pounds and learning some dance moves, but, her acting was flat. Most of the film she played Nina as the Naive, frustrated woman the role required. However, where was the redemptive aggression of the Black Swan? That would have been an action challenge!
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Overall 10
10

Remarkable.. Aronofsky holds nothing back

hypercube, IMDb
21 December 2010
  • Summary: Yeah, it must be Darren Aronofsky, at it again. I'm certain I've just seen a brilliant piece of filmmaking, but at the same time I feel like I've just been run over by a convoy of trucks. It will be a while before I calm down enough to sleep, so here I am. Not everyone is as big as of an Aronofsky's style as I am, but one thing that can't be denied is that he is great at working with actors.
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Overall 10
10

"Perfect"

dpoll390, IMDb
5 December 2010
  • Summary: I had the opportunity to see Black Swan in one of the 18 theaters that it opened up on this weekend, although I generally do not do so, I was compelled to write a review of the film. From top to bottom, this film is at the height of what it means to be true art in cinema. The various elements of the film, the mise-en-scene, was so incredibly structured by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky that one need only sit back and admire at the fluidity of his camera movement, or the...
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Overall 9
9.0

The price of perfection

moviemanMA, IMDb
5 December 2010
  • Summary: Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan is an examination of obsession. Obsession for beauty, fame, and above all, perfection. We are shown glimpses of its splendor, only to be consumed by the ugliness and harsh reality that is the world of professional ballet. Nina Sayers, played by the talented Natalie Portman, is placed in the precarious situation of replacing the company's former star (Winona Ryder), the shining pupil of director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel), in the...
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