• Released
  • March 26, 2010
  • R , 1 hr 28 min
  • Drama
The Eclipse (2010) Synopsis
A widower (Ciarán Hinds) who is plagued by visions gets involved with a writer of ghost stories.
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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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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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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Intriguing mix of engaging drama and wonderful dialogue, all infused with stirring hints of the supernatural.
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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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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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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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Rated R | For language and some disturbing images