Twilight (2008)

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Critic Consensus: Having lost much of its bite transitioning to the big screen, Twilight will please its devoted fans, but do little for the uninitiated.


Movie Info

When Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) reluctantly moved to the perpetually overcast town of Forks, WA, and set out to carve a niche for herself, she assumed it would be one similar to the low-profile social position she held back in Phoenix. First on the list of surprises was the unfamiliar attention from the male population of her new high school; second, the attention from one male in particular: Edward Cullen, Vampire (Robert Pattinson). Before long, the unlikely soul mates find themselves in a … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some violence and a scene of sensuality)
Genre: Horror, Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Mark Lord, Melissa Rosenberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 21, 2009
Box Office: $191.4M
Runtime:
Summit Entertainment - Official Site

Cast


as Bella Swan

as Edward Cullen

as Charlie Swan

as Dr. Carlisle Cullen

as Esme Cullen

as Rosalie

as Alice Cullen

as Emmet Cullen

as Laurent

as Jessica

as Mike Newton

as Jacob Black

as Mr. Molina

as Billy Black

as Waylon Forge
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Critic Reviews for Twilight

All Critics (208) | Top Critics (44)

My hope is that the sequels are actual attempts at movies. The world doesn't need any more toothless cinema.

Full Review… | May 6, 2011
Film.com
Top Critic

A deeply sincere, outright goofy vampire romance for the hot-not-to-trot abstinence set.

Full Review… | April 8, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

You've been warned.

Full Review… | October 21, 2014
Quickflix

Unless you're a 14-year-old girl who gets all giddy at the thought of cute boys and first love, steer clear of Thirteen director Catherine Hardwicke's anemic adaptation.

Full Review… | February 15, 2013

Yes, it's strongly geared to the teen audience, but don't hold it against the filmmakers and go in with any preconceived notions and you'll find it a fun opening chapter of a new franchise.

Full Review… | November 13, 2012
Lyles' Movie Files

It's not the stunts and derring-do which excite the senses as much as the quiet chemistry between Stewart and Pattinson; that is guaranteed to get your blood up.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

Audience Reviews for Twilight

½

The dialogue was really really cheesy. Or it was just handled really bad. There were moments where the actual film dragged me in. Mostly based off the way it was filmed, using the Pacific Northwest, it looked good. That is two stars.

I think there was just something missing. Don't get me wrong I love supernatural stuff and I like romantic teen angst crap or well I did. I mean movies like Some Kind of Wonderful I have enjoyed. BUT this just felt like a bad teen romantic drama masquerading as a vampire flick.

Kristen Stewart I think has done better. For some reason she just looked uncomfortable in this role. Pattinson seemed far more comfortable in his. If anything his sometimes casual joking attitude at times made me like the movie. Stewart just seemed just along for the ride.

jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

½

It was pretty good introduction to the series. I actually enjoyed it.

Raajay
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

With all the hype (and hate) around this film, it's difficult to view objectively, however I can see both why it's popular and why it's so hated. The performances are iffy, with some really awful and awkward to watch scenes, but at the same time there's teenage love and friendship that tries to hold it all together. The peril is very real which is a boost, but overall I'd say give it a miss unless vampires are your kind of thing.

StarCrossedVoyager
Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

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