Twilight Reviews

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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
Dave White
Movies.com
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
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio
July 31, 2010
Cinema.com: 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
eFilmCritic.com
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
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
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
NewsBlaze
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.
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source
January 6, 2009
I'm glad it wasn't that bad.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
January 4, 2009
Twilight is a must see and a must for a sequel. Can anyone say New Moon 2010?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Razak
Examiner.com
December 20, 2008
Vampires and romance are nothing new, but Twilight gives them enough of a twist to make it interesting and the film delivers enough on that twist to make it far better than its outlying plot makes it sound.
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
December 19, 2008
I watched Twilight in a cinema full of young girls who, when they weren't texting friends and guzzling soft drinks, giggled, sighed and exhaled with a passion that was not only endearing, but a measure of its emotional truth.
Will Lawrence
Empire Magazine
December 19, 2008
A sometimes girlie swirl of obsession that will delight fans, this faithful adaptation is after teenage blood, and will most likely hit a box office artery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
December 19, 2008
It's actually very well done, isn't it?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
December 19, 2008
Some will find it all too polite, but compared to rival blockbuster exercises in explosive CGI mayhem, its character-based index of longing and protectiveness at least provides a viable alternative moodscape.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
December 19, 2008
Not quite the solid grounding a major new franchise needs, but a stylish and enjoyable supernatural emo romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Christopher
Times [UK]
December 19, 2008
The two hormonal teenagers sizzle like sausages in a frying pan. The supernatural stunts don't disappoint. Neither does the deadpan wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
December 19, 2008
It is, in its unworldly way, sweetly idealistic with a charm all of its own: a teen romance to get your teeth into.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Leah Rozen
TheWrap
October 7, 2011
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