Requiem for a Dream Synopsis
Brooklynites (Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly) want to better their lives.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Chilling

By Basketcase123
I'm surprised there are not to many comments on this movie. It's one of the best chilling films I have ever seen. The actors really pull it off here, every signal one of them. All create a realistic...

OVERALL, this movie was just plain INCREDIBLE.

By xxMoviexLoverxx
This movie was amazing but extremely depressing. The whole movie was beautiful in its own way. the acting, cinematography, & music= incredible. After watching this movie, i really felt depressed and...

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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Shocking, grim addiction saga worth discussing.
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