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The Eclipse Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

When the ghost story moments are in the forefront, it manages a strong and creepy sense of foreboding. I just wished that would have been the focus from beginning to end.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 2/5

January 20, 2014
Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine

The Eclipse is wholly, if strangely, cinematic; its dream-like tonal and narrative unpredictability, interspersed with a few completely jarring horror-film moments, make for an experience that will, yes, haunt audiences for a long time to come.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

June 28, 2013
Kevin Carr
Film School Rejects

When the ghost story moments are in the forefront, the film does manage a strong and creepy sense of foreboding.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: 2/5

July 31, 2012
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Quiet, subtle and tocuhing, this drama of a widower is extremely well acted by Hinds and Aidan Quinn

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

July 18, 2011
Dan Callahan
House Next Door

No, this is not The Eclipse where Monica Vitti and Alain Delon fail to rendezvous on Antonioni's empty street corner.

Full Review Source: House Next Door

February 23, 2011
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The whole thing would probably have flown apart if not for Hinds, whose character, like a dark star imploding, pulls everything toward him.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 3, 2011
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The story is thin, but it has a kind of easy Irish charm.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

December 15, 2010
Dominic Corry
Flicks.co.nz

A solid and occasionally genuinely freaky little effort.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 3/5

December 1, 2010

The way McPherson handles the relationships in the movie is remarkable, in that he doesn't fall prey to a playwright's natural tendency to try put everything into the text.

Full Review Source: DCist | Original Score: 7.3/10

July 17, 2010
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

Blends romance, drama and supernatural horror into a truly original, thoroughly unforgettable concoction.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 13, 2010
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Like any ghost tale worth telling, The Eclipse will leave you strangely haunted.

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 6, 2010
John Anderson
Variety
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Quinn, alternately charming and loathsome, is brilliant, as is Hinds, an actor who has elevated everything he's been in.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 6, 2010
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Being haunted by one's past really means something from director Conor McPherson

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 31, 2010
Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com
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McPherson brews a strangely appealing composite, a movie that is mostly character-driven romance but that seasons the proceedings with timely scare-your-pants-off moments of horror.

Full Review Source: Film.com

May 11, 2010
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

No, this is a wonderfully nuanced tale of love and loss set in a picturesque Irish coastal town during its annual literary festival.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 7, 2010
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

The high caliber acting is wasted on the bland and dull story. Despite an 88-minute running time, the movie is excruciatingly slow and grows tiresome as nothing much happens. It maintains a melancholy mood with the characters contemplating deep thoughts r

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 2/4

May 6, 2010
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

an enjoyable minor-key Irish romance enlivened by excellent performances - including a wonderfully observed turn by Aidan Quinn as an insufferably boorish American typer of best-sellers - but marred by the occasional intrusion of a bad horror movie

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 84/100

May 1, 2010
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

For the most part, this love triangle plays out with great warmth and delicacy.While Quinn seems to be having a ball playing against type as the boozy Nicholas, Hinds and Hjelje create fully-rounded, sympathetic characters.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3/4

April 30, 2010
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The haunted quality of Eclipse is a holdover from McPherson's plays, as is the abundance of dark, piercing wit.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

April 23, 2010
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

The cinematography captures the Irish countryside beautifully, making for an appropriate backdrop to an intriguing and unpredictable tale.

Full Review

April 21, 2010
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