Black Swan


Black Swan
The much-nominated and awarded Portman tour-de-force arrives at last. It's one of those rare movies that progressed up the US Top Ten, rather than starting high and sliding down. Set in the world of modern ballet, our virginal heroine is in contention for the lead role in a new production of Swan Lake. The problem is that the director wants the same star to play both White Swan and Black Swan, and he feels she is too innocent for the dark role. She is desperate to succeed, and this drives her to do things she would not normally do, lest the role goes to her sexually experienced rival in the company.

108 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, On the art circuit

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall...
Mirror, mirror, on the wall...

Credits

Cast
Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder, Benjamin Millepied
Director
Darren Aronofsky
ScreenplayMark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John J, McLaughlin
MusicClint Mansell
CinematographyMatthew Libatique
EditingAndrew Weisblum
Sound formatsDolby
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2010
Produced byFox Searchlight Pictures, Protozoa Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreThriller, drama
LanguageModerate to strong, frequent, including much sexual language
NudityNone
SexFrequent, strongish, includes strongly implied masturbation, cunninglitis and penetrative sex.
ViolenceFrequent, bloody, gory, realistic, graphic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild
Drug abuseAlcohol and tobacco use
CommentsMature and complex psychological themes are explored.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconDelivering one cracked egg
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconDié swaansage toor met jou
15
Cape Times
Christy Lemire quote iconTrippy twisted fantasy
15
iAfrica.com
Candace Whitehead
18
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconThere is nothing about Black Swan that's remotely predictable and anything less than thrilling to watch.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconDarren Aronofsky's Black Swan is a full-bore melodrama, told with passionate intensity, gloriously and darkly absurd.
18
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconThough Darren Aronofsky’s latest certainly has its moments of freaky grace, Black Swan is a frustratingly inelegant creature on the whole.
5
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconJust as he did with the fight game in The Wrestler, Aronofsky treats ballet as one of the bleeding arts. And so does his breathtaking star, Natalie Portman, who delivers an all-stops-out performance that will soon be the stuff of legend. Portman's portrait of an artist under siege is unmissable and unforgettable. So is the movie. You won't know what hit you.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconBlack Swan isn't an easy sit, but it's one of the best offerings of 2010.
15
Metacritic.com
42 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
243 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconBracingly intense, passionate, and wildly melodramatic, Black Swan glides on Darren Aronofsky's bold direction -- and a bravura performance from Natalie Portman.
18

What the People say

Internet
57288 Netizens quote iconAn epic and nightmarish delight
17

Average .. 77%

15

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