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24,681 Ratings

Requiem for a Dream

Directed by Darren Aronofsky
United States, 2000


Based on the novel of the same name by Hubert Selby Jr., a Brooklyn junkie, his best friend, his mother, and his girlfriend experience the exuberant highs and devastating lows of addiction.

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Requiem for a Dream Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2001 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Independent Spirit Awards

2001 | 2 wins including: Best Female Lead

2001 | 3 nominations including: Best Feature

Critics reviews

Once Requiem for a Dream accumulates all this elaborate and suggestive paraphernalia, it plummets in an inexorable, almost mechanical spiral… Whether these flourishes belong more to Selby or Aronofsky doesn’t really matter—they can split the difference for all I care. I’d rather be back in the first half of this movie, where the flourishes of both artists still mean something.
December 01, 2000
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