Twilight Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2014
You've been warned.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
November 13, 2012
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 | Original Score: 6.5/10
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Laremy Legel
May 6, 2011
My hope is that the sequels are actual attempts at movies. The world doesn't need any more toothless cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
April 8, 2011
A deeply sincere, outright goofy vampire romance for the hot-not-to-trot abstinence set.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
April 8, 2011
I've had mosquito bites that were more passionate than this undead, unrequited, and altogether unfun pseudo-romantic riff on Romeo and Juliet.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Its built-in fanbase (thanks to the best-selling novel) is ready to swoon. I'm not one of those swooners but even I had a great time indulging in the earnest urgency.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Joshua Starnes
March 21, 2011
Twilight really does have an infatuation with surface beauty, especially where the vampires are concerned. In fact they sum up the film pretty well. It's a fašade, an appealing one to people who share the right appetites, but that's all.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio
July 31, 2010 A densely erotic, twisted take on teen screen romance, Twilight zones out beneath the crushing weight of underage lust intensified and complicated by the excruciating abstention here of unorthodox vampire appetites.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 10, 2010
...the film has been infused with a deliberate pace that proves instrumental in establishing (and perpetuating) the source material's very specific atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
December 24, 2009
Romantic, smart, likable and often quite funny, without any tacked-on snarkiness or desperate hipness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
November 23, 2009
Twilight is mostly elegantly put together, though anything having to do with the pack of bad vampires is disastrous...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
It's hard not to get sucked in--if one can get past the sometimes hokey, melodramatic teenage dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 26, 2009
Suggests Anne Rice slumming for a WB special
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
August 22, 2009
For a piece about forbidden lust/love, it's not very tortured.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
May 15, 2009
So this is what all the fuss is about?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kam Williams
March 19, 2009
The genre has certainly come a long way from I Was a Teenage Werewolf.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Prairie Miller
March 14, 2009
A densely erotic, twisted take on teen screen romance and underage rebel lust. And while not exactly the sexually suggestive The Man Who Came For Dinner, Twilight zones out on a defiant inter-species dating fantasy, Close Encounters Of The Thirst Kind.
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
March 1, 2009
Twilight is pure fantasy, emphasis on the pure... it's a soft-focus reverie for girls who want to be Disney princesses and have their bad boys, too, as long as the bad boys are models of tormented self-restraint.
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