Sunday, February 6, 2011
Some reviews criticize the movie for being emotionally overwrought, which strikes me as complaining that it succeeds at what it is trying to do. A more reasonable criticism is that the movie offers little relief from its relentlessly feverish emotional tone. Black Swan feels like a self-indulgent student film, a well-done feature-length student film. For those who have seen a few student films, this will be overly familiar ground.