Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Darren Aronofsky's modern-day fable is set on the rusted mean streets of Coney Island, Brooklyn. The dual storyline parallels four people with addiction problems, who set out in pursuit of a better life.

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Requiem for a Dream / Reviews

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Aronofsky is so compelling, so visionary a filmmaker, he keeps us riveted to his film as tightly as Sara is to her TV set.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A phantasmagoria of self-destructive obsession that is so visually astounding it becomes its own saving grace.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

In Requiem for a Dream, there’s nothing going on but style, and ultimately, that just isn’t enough.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

One of those rare films to fail because of a surfeit of ideas, rather than the opposite.

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BBC

BBC

There are two things though that lift this movie above the norm: one is the staggering performances from all the players... and the other is the flamboyant and innovative visual style of director Darren Aronofsky...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

No one interested in the power and magic of movies should miss it.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's an almost unbearably bleak view and its lack of any obvious redemptive moral message will revolt some.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Aronofsky draws astonishing performances from his actors.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Unfortunately... it plummets in an inexorable, almost mechanical spiral.

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New York Post

New York Post

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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Salon

Salon

Can a movie be banal and highly original at the same time? If so, that movie is Requiem for a Dream.

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Roger Ebert

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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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

It's two hours of slumming in a vision of hell hatched from bourgeois comfort.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Merely uses innovative means to tell a trite story.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

(A) graphically depressing, downward spiral to hell.

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