Twilight (2008) Synopsis
A vampire falls in love with a human in this modern day tale based on the best-selling book series.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Actually, the movie's a better movie than the book was a book, in part because Meyer struggled to put her characters' galloping emotions...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Twilight - directed with savvy humor by Catherine Hardwicke - turns vampirism into a metaphor for teen lust.
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75

TV Guide

In terms of bringing the book to life, Twilight is a complete success, so much so that most of the film's flaws work within the context of...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
On screen, Twilight is repetitive and a tad sodden, too prosaic to really soar. But Hardwicke stirs this teen pulp to a pleasing simmer.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Twilight has a few gory plot turns - mostly offscreen - and one near-sex scene that may offend a few Amish people, but the rest is maybe 33...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Bummer. The vampires have no fangs. The humans are humdrum. The special effects and makeup define cheeseball. And the movie crowds in so...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
An underwhelming vampire romance long on camp but short on emotional insight
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's disappointing when a big-screen romance can't match up to the one in your imagination, at any age.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Despite questionable casting, wooden acting, laughable dialogue and truly awful makeup, nothing is likely to stop young girls from swarming...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
In a film that has the courage of its absurdity but not much else, Mr. Pattinson gets the best of what passes for style.
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TWILIGHT = SUPERB! GRADE: A-minus

By MOVIES REVIEWER
I just attended the advance press screening of this action-packed 120-minute movie-adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's novel. I've not read the novel so I had no expectations - but I was totally...

Much Better Than I Thought

By lilxsillygrl
Just went to see the Pre-Screening of Twilight last night and I loved it! There are a couple of things that are out of order but I don't think there was any way to condense the book without doing...

Enjoyed it

By Lgoaliefan
I did not read the books but did enjoy the movie....

If youre 13 and female THIS MOVIE IS FOR YOU

By xbox1986
my girlfriend dragged me to this crapfest tooth and nail as punishment for something. the only good thing in the entire movie was the new volvo. calling this a vamp movie is like saying marley and me...

TWILIGHT

By majorbratt
Movie was amazing. After reading the books I felt like I was sitting at home with a group of friends watching a film filled with inside jokes that we all got and understood, even though we were an...

I'm torn!

By natsu2
I was able to attend an early screening of Twilight last night. The hype at the movies was insane! The amount of people that showed up was overwhelming and the cast wasn't even there! The opening...

AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL

By flixwatchergal
I can't believe anyone could give this slow moving, teen horror let down a good rating. The story just drags on and on. The female lead says "I'm not afraid of you" so many times you just want to...

Telenovela Eyes

By emmgandy
I think fans of the series of books will enjoy the movie, however, you will be a little disappointed at times too. There are several scenes that will make you chuckle when they shouldn't. The camera...

Disappointed, but happy

By NataschaWaltz
The movie didn't met my expectations, but I wasn't completly disappointed. Overall, I don't think they focused on Edward and Bella's relationship enough, and they skipped a couple important scenes. I...

I don't understand how something so terrible can be so popular.

By Fayiirah
Well, the film is better than the books. The the film SUCKS....

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Rated PG-13 | For some violence and a scene of sensuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Teen fans will love faithful -- if uneven -- adaptation.
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