A movie review written by Lee Sonogan
1hr48min (2010) Drama, Thriller
I wasn’t expecting to like this film as it isn’t something I would typically choose to watch, but what a pleasant surprise I was in for. I thought ‘Black Swan’ was great – the best psychological thriller I’ve seen in a long time. The pacing and the way the film builds suspense and tension is masterfully done and I was hooked from start to finish. – areatw (IMDB – 8/10)
Interesting use of ballet since the lingo term used in professional wrestling. This R rated psychological thriller already might be my favourite Natalie Portman movie. The pure script does the genre justice by playing with a little thing called reality. Taking stress and anxiety to a new level, Black Swan tells a tell willing to push its boundaries for its time.
To get to this area of depth, the more than adequate scenes display so many emotions with precision. The soundtrack takes you to a different place while building up to something anyone can appreciate. Chorogry is off the charts as like timing is everything, it hits the mark in its designed directions. What it does well is always keeping you guessing against the clock plus rival played by Mila Kunis.
A character piece containing a lot of subtle but surface performance all around, I have to recommend this to all. Unpredictable enough to believe in these previous comments, overall the suspense is worth it. As intensity goes, something of yours has to get a beating on. I will even go so far in saying that re-watch value is very much there as well.
I am not really a fan of ballet. Ordinarily I would not really catch a film with this setting. However in this case, the Oscar buzz surrounding “Black Swan” made me want to watch it. So I watched, and I was enthralled by its artistry and repelled by its subject matter at the same time. – 3xHCCH (IMDB – 8/10)