83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Fan-ready and saga-solid.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Why does “New Moon” basically work, even with its grave self-seriousness? A few reasons. Weitz lets the material breathe, and his actors interact. The film does not try to eat you alive.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Kevin C. Johnson
May be one of the most fun-free, angst-ridden teens we've seen on the big screen in a long time.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Given this swoon-inducer, Summit Entertainment would be well-advised to set up fainting couches in the multiplex lobby and provide smelling salts to those who need them.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Once again, the three young leads give committed performances, with Lautner's character allowed a larger share of the spotlight this time around.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The werewolves have it all over the blood-suckers in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. When these oversize, hirsute creatures burst onto the screen, they inject life into a rather inert story.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Weitz takes a looser approach than the series’ last director, Catherine Hardwicke, did. He has a better sense of humor, too.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Let's just say it: It's great there's a movie that makes teenage girls scream. Half the movies Hollywood makes are designed to make teenage boys scream, and those boy movies are just as ridiculous and a lot nastier than New Moon.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Ever since "True Blood" glamoured me, Twilight seems even more sexless and toothless. I prefer my undead with a little life in them.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Where the first film’s director, Catherine Hardwicke, plugged into Meyer’s vision of supernatural teenage lust with abandon, Chris Weitz is stuck with a sequel that’s a morning-after mope-fest.
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44 out of 100
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