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Black Swan (With Digital Copy)

Featuring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis & Winona Ryder

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  SWAN IN TORMENT

| | See all HONESTBAZ's reviews (299)

I won't deny Portman's performance is brilliant,the film itself was so odd,i doubt i'll be watching it again,i did enjoy it though.
It's a story of a ballet dancer getting the role she so desires,but as she trains brutally hard for the roll,she is told by the man in control of the play that she is too frigid and must become more sexualized,leading to more inner demons to taunt her decaying mind.
I liked that her body starts breaking up,things such as a split toe nail and strange markings on her skin,mirroring her mind as it were.
The scenes where she is clearly losing control of her mind are disturbing,but great.
Mila Kunis plays her role well too,and the love scenes with Portman may well get some men hot under the color,they are nicely done and do make a point about Portman's character finding herself and the black swan.
I am very glad i watched this,it's very well done,but there's so much focus on being odd,it kind of takes away from the story,so it isn't likely i'll be watcing it again. That said,i can see why it appeals to a lot of people,once you've seen it,it won't be easy to forget the black swan.

  Absolute Rubbish

| | See all crimea's reviews (2)

Should have turned this off after the first five minutes but like a fool watched it to the end and so wasted over 100 minutes of my life.The most boring meaningless film that i have seen in along time,it is now in the only place it belongs,The DUSTBIN.

  A WORK OF ART AND A CLASSY MASTERPIECE IN BALLET AND HORROR

| | See all SandoEntertainingU's reviews (247)

What a film, certainly didn't disappoint, as I am not really a massive ballet fan, I purely watched due to other reviews and recommendations, the last 20 minutes - half hour do start to get really creepy though, I jumped out my seat at the bathtub scene, I won't go into too much detail. Natalie Portman, gives the, I would say the performance of her whole career, blows her other films out of the water, and with a great follow up cast Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis, we're just as sensational, but the show did belong to Natalie. Was a really great film, a visual stunner too, and some decent jumps in there for the fans of horror.

  mind-blowing

| | See all duckfish's reviews (3)

although i had to watch this again to understand it, it really is mesmerizing and natalie portman's performance is the best i've seen of her yet. it's definitely worth a watch, it changes the way you think.

  mind-blowing

| | See all soulxmeetxbody's reviews (3)

although i had to watch this again to understand it, it really is mesmerizing and natalie portman's performance is the best i've seen of her yet. it's definitely worth a watch, it changes the way you think.

  Howard the Duck

| | See all DuncanEdwards's reviews (153)

Its boring. Its not a great story. Girl goes a bit mental and does a dance. Thats about it. Portman is lifeless and wooden. I really dont understand the hype around this film and promised myself to watch it as so many people had given good reviews. There isnt one redeeming feature. Poor. Very very poor.

  One massive flaw in the narrative.

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I enjoyed the film and of course the excellent performances by the leading actors. I shall not repeat all that has been written before but I have just one comment to make: the total implausibility of the story. Nina is so psychologically disturbed and fragile that she would never have been able to remain in the arduous world of ballet. Assuming that the New York company for whom she danced was top level she would have been booted out long before they staged Swan Lake.
Obviously there does have to be a suspension of belief in a film like this and it does not detract from the overall enjoyment of what is a quite dark and at times disturbing story. Although it did not upset me at all, I have spoken to some women who were quite offended by the somewhat graphic lesbian scene but I am ambivalent about it being an 18 as younger teenagers will love it.

  Not my usual cup of tea..

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Extraordinary.

First few times I seen the trailer I thought to myself, "I will never waste my time on that film!"
Well, I can now truly say that I will never again judge a movie on a few seconds of footage I see because this movie blew me away. Natalie Portman, being the amazing actress that she is, gives an outstanding performance is this masterpiece.
Probably one of my favourite movies, I will be capable of watching this over and over again and still recieve the exact thrill, excitement and tensity from the first time I watched it!
Great acting, great movie. Highly recommend!!

  good but a little overrated

| | See all DVDstore1's reviews (71)

N.Portman's performance is immense. M.Kunis surprisingly shines in her role as well. The film as a whole i thought was good but not that good as it is made out to be. Direction is very crisp but at times feels the director is trying too hard to create every moments tense as possible, which seems a little way over the top sometimes. Overall, a good film but far from perfect.