88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Hinds has been ready for a role of this size and shape for years; it was simply a matter of finding it, and its finding him.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
What holds The Eclipse together is Hinds' sorrowful and moving performance as a man haunted in more ways than one.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Well worth seeing for its acting and its tempting cinematography. Don't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to book a vacation in Cobh.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
As for the scary business - it is, indeed, scary, delivered with an intensity that will make you think twice the next time you find yourself driving alone, or opening a closet door when no one else happens to be around.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Eclipse is needlessly confusing. Is it a ghost story or not? Perhaps this is my problem.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
With apologies to George A. Romero and the impending zombie apocalypse, The Eclipse may be the most realistic film where something dead comes to life and tries to feast on human flesh. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/15/MVST1CTGJ4.DTL#ixzz0lDuetYGS
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Intriguing mix of engaging drama and wonderful dialogue, all infused with stirring hints of the supernatural.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A leisurely and quite lovely drama that honors the conventions of gothic ghost stories without the slightest stain of self-irony.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Above all, the film is lucky to have one of the better character actors in recent movies in a lead role: Ciarán Hinds as Michael Farr.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The actors - including Aidan Quinn as Lena's lover - work hard to balance a mood that fluctuates between stillness and stagnancy.
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67 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.