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Loved it. On my top ten for the year. There were lot's of much older people in the audience probably attracted to the ballet theme. Were they in for a few surprises.
 

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Do both! Rotten Tomatoes has given Black Swan 88% and True Grit 97%! Wow!
 

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Black Swan was amazing.

I like Darren Aronofsky, but was not really too keen on this film.
Got dragged by my gf and was totally blown away. I guess I had pretty low expectations given the subject matter.

This is easily one of my favourite movies of the year.
 

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Superb film, amazing performances by Portman & Kunis. The use of mirrors throughout was very interesting. Highly recommended if you like character-driven films and/or psychological horror.
 

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We saw it last week and were blown away. This piece is all about madness, but the thing that separates it from the vast majority of such films is that the madness has a degree of realistic restraint, and exists in commonplace surroundings that make denying it's existence stunningly easy. The success of this film is that there is no need for the viewer to have been a top calibre ballet performer in order to identify with the young woman. We feel pity for her pat, mundane, timid, bullemic, girlish nature, in the same way we would any insecure young woman, only to find in retrospect that she was indeed very destructively disturbed and motivated. With a few stereotypical "culprits" in plain sight(?), such as the stage mother, the svengali director, and the femme fatale, party-girl co-dancer, we want to believe that others were undermining or even conspiring against her, but... it was all of her own making. The final scene, as she whispers, is indeed "perfection". That moment is the sucker punch of this film, and it is a beauty.

Portman's performance shows that she has elevated herself to mastery of her craft.
 

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I haven't seen the King's Speech yet, but out of the rest of the Golden Globes/Oscar contenders I give my vote to Black Swan.
 
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