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Black Swan

Release Date: December 3rd, 2010

DVD Release Date: March 29th, 2011

R |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina whose passion for the dance rules every facet of her life. When the company's artistic director decides to replace his prima ballerina for their opening production of "Swan Lake," Nina is his first choice. She has competition in newcomer Lily (Mila Kunis) however. While Nina is perfect for the role of the White Swan, Lily personifies the Black Swan. As rivalry between the two dancers transforms into a twisted friendship, Nina's dark side begins to emerge.

Cast: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder, Benjamin Millepied, Ksenia Solo, Kristina Anapau

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Production Co: Cross Creek Pictures, Dune, Protozoa Pictures, Phoenix Pictures

Distributors: Fox Searchlight

Keywords: 2000s, Transformation, Mother, Pursuit, New York City, Rivalry, Competition, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Aronofsky isn't loose enough, or canny enough, to be in touch with its camp soul. show more

  • 65
    Jeannette CatsoulisNPR

    For all its dazzling allure, Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, a feverishly psycho thriller set in the hermetic world of classical ballet, proves a meaningless exercise in Grand Guignol exhibitionism. show more

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Indeed, White Swan/Black Swan dynamics almost work, but the horror-movie nonsense drags everything down the rabbit hole of preposterousness. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Winner Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2011)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Picture