Black Swan details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Sebastian Stan, Janet Montgomery, Barbara Hershey, Toby Hemingway|
|Genres:||Drama, Music/Musical - Ballet/Dance, Thriller - Action/Adventure|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Award Winners 2011, Best of LOVEFiLM Instant, Exclusive!, Exclusives, Highest Rated, June - LOVEFiLM Picks, June New Releases, Just Arrived|
|1hr 43 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Natalie Portman may be tipped for Oscar success but this sexually charged psychological thriller won't be everyone's cup of tea.
Most helpful review
A series of holes tied together with string.By a customer from Edinburgh , 28 Jan 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]The pedal is pressed to the metal, but it doesn't know where it is going. This is full on, especially in the last half hour. But I found myself sitting there thinking about it as I was watching, rather than being engrossed and swept along. There is plenty to think about; sexual maturing, art, the price of perfection, self discovery. But the film has a scattergun approach and it doesn't do any of them justice. Maybe it is meant to simplistic in the way that a fairy tale is. Certainly at times the symbolism is leaden and crass.
I also find the concept of self-abasement to achieve a goal repellent, though this is not another 'Breaking the Waves'.
They say a net is 'a series of holes tied together with string.' The narrative is just like that. Ignorant Bystander.
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Only good for dancing, no story to be foundBy filmlovingphil (11 reviews) , 16 Jun 2013AVOID this film, unless you just want to watch some ballet. There is no coherent storyline, simply a mash up of lots of dancing, interspersed with very odd scenes that have no tangible interpretation. Overall very weak as it leaves the story writing to the viewer, which is not what a film viewer wants.
I expected more...By a customer , 11 Jun 2013Dramatic but a bit strange! There were ends to the storyline that didn't get tied up, left hanging a little bit. I was left asking myself what had actually happened and what was just her 'dreaming' as it were, its one to make you think.
Black BeyondBy a customer , 10 Jun 2013This is a tedious offering, which does ballet a disservice. Characters too plastic and unbelievable expressions and the whole seemed to be far too long.
Black swanBy a customer , 09 Jun 2013A cleverly made film but to dark and deep for me, felt like I wanted a good scrub after as it takes you into a world I find uncomfortable. However, the producers are clever and if this style is for u then don't discard it, it's a Personnal preference!
confusing filmBy yvonne51 (1 review) , 08 Jun 2013l have no idea what that was all about! The dancing was good though and that kept me watching, But otherwise l didn't think much to it.