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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    No one interested in the power and magic of movies should miss it. show more

  • 100
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    He (Aronofsky) has put together a phantasmagoria of self-destructive obsession that is so visually astounding it becomes its own saving grace. Otherwise, we might not be able to bear it. show more

  • 100
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    Aronofsky has fashioned a chilling vision that lives up to the caustic irony of its title and gives us a nightmare that is not lightly forgotten. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Locks in on its self-destructive subjects so precisely, it's almost unbearable to watch. show more

  • 49
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    Never the heart-wrenching emotional experience it seems intended to be. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Aronofsky brings a new urgency to the drug movie by trying to reproduce, through his subjective camera, how his characters feel, or want to feel, or fear to feel. show more

  • 88
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Easily the most searing movie-going experience of the year. show more

  • 88
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    A powerful fable about love and addiction that manages to be darkly humorous when it isn't graphic or harrowing in the extreme. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    An unrelentingly dark vision that's as hard to watch as it is impossible to walk away from. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Often, Requiem for a Dream is as technically inventive and daring as the Scottish heroin film "Trainspotting," but it has more resonance and feeling. And when Burstyn is on screen, it often becomes heartbreaking. show more

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