Ethan Colburn’s review published on Letterboxd:
This movie made me afraid if hangnails...
What a tour de force by Natalie Portman! The amount she is able to convey through her movements and dancing is almost unmatched. It is her best performance other than Leon the Professional.
Aronofsky is able to maintain a level of suspense from beginning to end that is very difficult, reminding me a lot of a Safdie brothers style. Rather than starting from 0 like his other film Requiem for a Dream, it starts with Portman's wild dance scene, and only manages to get crazier.
. . .