The movie has a hazy, sleepy, and sad look that reminded me (favorably) of Chinatown. Brilliant.
Never less than engaging and intelligent.
| Original Score: B+
neither day nor night and neither fish nor fowl. The picture swaggers from moody mystery to raunchy comedy, and neither style is Benton or Russo's forte.
| Original Score: 2/4
If this movie were cast with no-name actors or even rising stars, it would only be boring and undistinguished. But with a bill full of high-powered names like these, it's a downright disappointment.
| Original Score: 3/5
Imagine a Medicare version of the private eye Paul Newman played in both "Harper" (1966) and "The Drowning Pool" (1976), and you have "Twilight."
Mr. Benton's smart script, co-written with Richard Russo, allows the fine cast to explore honor, betrayal and desire among people who have lived long enough to know who they really are.
| Original Score: 3/4
A slow moving mystery film that won't appeal to all audiences. It's so good to see this cast working together that you're willing to forgive the film's little shortcomings.
| Original Score: 3/5
As noir, Twilight is a class act.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
In the diminishment of his life, an elder nurtures magnanimity and wears it well.
This smart neo-noir is pretty enjoyable, but it's too dumb for its own good.
Director Robert Benton and cowriter Richard Russo have embellished the script with witty repartee that bears comparison with the best of Chandler and Hammett.
Despite its pluses, despite trying to do all the right things, Twilight comes up lacking in both energy and plot, two areas that no noir, geezer or otherwise, can afford to be caught short in.
| Original Score: 2/5
If you are a fan of these stars, or of the genre of film noir, you don't want to miss this movie.
| Original Score: 8/10
A frustratingly muddled film.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
While it is always a pleasure to watch such heavyweights hold the screen together ... they deserved far more for their efforts than an emaciated potboiler that finally boils dry.
Drably conventional and obvious.
Too much of it feels like a movie made by geezers, with geezers and for geezers.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
As a chance to see some old Hollywood luminaries act together, the show delivers. Why they weren't given a decent script is the movie's real mystery.
With such a competent cast, you can't help but expect more from this film, but while the acting is all right, the directing and scripting rarely stretches beyond the pedestrian.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Robert Benton's noir thriller could use a shot of adrenaline.