100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
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.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
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.
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
No one interested in the power and magic of movies should miss it.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
May be the first movie to fully capture the way that drugs dislocate us from ourselves.
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88

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Easily the most searing movie-going experience of the year.
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88

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
A powerful fable about love and addiction that manages to be darkly humorous when it isn't graphic or harrowing in the extreme.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Locks in on its self-destructive subjects so precisely, it's almost unbearable to watch.
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49

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Never the heart-wrenching emotional experience it seems intended to be.
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's two hours of slumming in a vision of hell hatched from bourgeois comfort. That, and not its unsavory subject matter, is what makes it bummer theater.
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68 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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