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100
Entertainment Weekly
May be the first movie to fully capture the way that drugs dislocate us from ourselves.
100
Rolling Stone
No one interested in the power and magic of movies should miss it.
100
San Francisco Chronicle
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.
100
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.
90
A work of art whose beauty has the eternal power of redemption.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
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.
88
New York Daily News
Locks in on its self-destructive subjects so precisely, it's almost unbearable to watch.
88
Easily the most searing movie-going experience of the year.
88
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.
88
Baltimore Sun
An unrelentingly dark vision that's as hard to watch as it is impossible to walk away from.
75
Chicago Tribune
Often, Requiem for a Dream is as technically inventive and daring as the Scottish heroin film "Trainspotting," but it has more resonance and feeling. And when Burstyn is on screen, it often becomes heartbreaking.
49
Mr. Showbiz
Never the heart-wrenching emotional experience it seems intended to be.

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