Black Swan

Lists: Drama, Horror, Thriller, Psychological Thrillers, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019

Brief Synopsis: "A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City Ballet, BLACK SWAN stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company (Mila Kunis). The film takes a thrilling and at times terrifying journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect."

Overall Ranking: 362 (Rank from 2010: # 11)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 74.07%
Regular 18.52%
Half-Popped 7.41%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Lisa Marie Bowman100(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown98(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews97(full review)
David Baruffi97
Cinephile Catherine97
Mikey from The Reviewer.Net97(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik95
Darren of Movie Reviews 10195(full review)
Kevin McCarthy95(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology90(full review)
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Dan O'Neill90(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
Carly Booth88 - a SO I REWATCHED review
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Committed to Celluloid Fernando Rafael88(full review)
Dave Examines Movies86(full review)
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes85(full review)
Entertainment Blur Rob85(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest84
Thomas Pollock80
Patrick Devitt80
J Patterson75
Bryan Lienesch73 - Sort of plays like a choppy music video, rife with innuendo and insinuations. It's rather easy to delve into the mind of a crazy person and call it art.
Sir M Hayes XIV70
Gorgon Reviews43(full review)

People Involved

  • Natalie Portman (Nina)
  • Christopher Gartin (Handsome scott)
  • Mila Kunis (Lilly)
  • Winona Ryder (Beth MacIntyre)
  • Vincent Cassel (Thomas Leroy)
  • Ksenia Solo (Veronica)
  • Toby Hemingway (Tom)
  • Barbara Hershey (Erica)
  • Janet Montgomery (Madeline)
  • Kristina Anapau (Galina)
  • Marcia Jean Kurtz (Costume Mistress)
  • Deborah Offner (Susie)
  • Adriene Couvillion (Violinist)
  • Shaun OHagan (Stage Manager)
  • Sebastian Stan (Andrew)
  • Benjamin Millepied (David)
  • Sergio Torrado (Sergio)
  • Mark Margolis (Mr. Fithian)
  • Tina Sloan (Mrs. Fithian)
  • Abraham Aronofsky (Mr. Stein)
  • Charlotte Aronofsky (Mrs. Stein)
  • Darren Aronofsky (Director)
  • David Stein (Director)
  • Tora Peterson (Director)

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