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The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)



Average Rating: 4.7/10
Reviews Counted: 220
Fresh: 61 | Rotten: 159

The Twilight Saga's second installment may satisfy hardcore fans of the series, but outsiders are likely to be turned off by its slow pace, relentlessly downcast tone, and excessive length.


Average Rating: 5.3/10
Critic Reviews: 49
Fresh: 21 | Rotten: 28

The Twilight Saga's second installment may satisfy hardcore fans of the series, but outsiders are likely to be turned off by its slow pace, relentlessly downcast tone, and excessive length.



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The supernatural tale of star-crossed lovers continues as the Cullen family flees Forks in order to protect Bella (Kristen Stewart), and the heartbroken high-school senior discovers that vampires aren't the only creatures in town. Realizing that Bella will never be safe as long as he's around, Edward (Robert Pattinson) makes the difficult decision to leave his beloved behind shortly after her 18th birthday. Reeling from her loss, Bella embraces self-destruction after being comforted by Edward's

Mar 20, 2010


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So long as there are people, there will be love stories -- I hope they all feel as lush and lively as this one.

May 6, 2011 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)
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I am not ashamed to admit that I will be the first in line for Twilight part three.

December 7, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Observer | Comments (26)
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If only director Chris Weitz had managed to tease out the real drama -- Bella's fear of aging -- instead of a tired one.

November 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Newsweek
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A landmark cinematic event in 280 words, or one for every $500,000 of weekend box office.

November 24, 2009 Full Review Source: The New Republic | Comments (4)
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It has an amazing kind of emotional integrity and intensity.

November 23, 2009 Full Review Source: At the Movies | Comments (36)
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Weitz's pacing is so limp you're going to need the electricity generated by a live audience to keep from yelling, "Hurry it up!"

November 23, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture | Comments (4)
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Entertaining for what it is and the alpha male werewolves end up being a lot more fun than the brooding, moody vampires.

November 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files
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The brooding and sulking is so palpable in "New Moon," the latest film in the Twilight series, that you could probably cut it with a knife. If the filmmakers thought that this would be enough to carry a film for over two hours, they were sadly mistaken.

September 25, 2012 Full Review Source:

Ostensible heroine Bella is such a weak, needy, pathetic co-dependent who stirs up so much sh*t for those she purportedly loves that it's hard to muster much rooting interest for her.

April 8, 2012 Full Review Source:

The net result is boredom unless you're already heavily invested in this series and bringing your own enthusiasm to the table.

April 4, 2011 Full Review Source:

Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, new director Chris Weitz has decided to be generally faithful to his source material despite the problems it's going to give him through a narrative that could delicately be described as 'sprawling.'

March 21, 2011 Full Review Source:

The Twilight Saga's New Moon is not terrible, despite featuring some excruciatingly lazy storytelling, atrocious performances, listless direction and a core storyline that is both uninteresting and somewhat disturbing.

October 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Quickflix | Comment (1)

...a marked improvement over its decidedly uneven predecessor...

July 4, 2010 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Comments (3)
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Robert Pattinson and his stomach cramps - I mean, aching unrequited love - are less oppressive, but the trade off is Taylor Lautner and his relentless shirtlessness.

June 23, 2010 Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Comments (3)

Poorly structured, poorly paced, poorly executed CGI in places and characters that are unlikeable, despite the fact that we should be rooting for them. An inaccessible mess.

April 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Comments (5)
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For pity's sake, direct-to-video cheerleading competition films have more genuine intrigue than this.

April 12, 2010 Full Review Source: | Comments (2)

New Moon is only after the affectation of emotion, of swoon-worthy poses and faux-momentous aesthetics.

April 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Comment (1)
Lessons of Darkness

My main problem with the Twilight series so far is that Bella doesn't have much in the way of admirable qualities. What's her distinction? She pines a lot.

March 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Comments (6)
Window to the Movies

I did find this film to be a little better than "Twilight" because of the romantic triangle aspect. That, and other plot developments add some complexity and suspense, making the film a bit more interesting.

February 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Comments (5)
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New Moon was fully satisfying for the fans. I just happen to not be a fan.

February 15, 2010 Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review | Comment (1)
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Superficial soup for the teenage soul.

January 19, 2010 Full Review Source: Oregon Herald | Comments (9)

Oh God...make it stop.

December 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Tucson Weekly | Comments (34)
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niz propu%u0161tenih prilika da film postane zabavna samoparodija

December 20, 2009 Full Review Source: | Comments (2)

full review at Movies for the Masses

December 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Comment (1)
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Kristen Stewart does herself no favors by following her performance in Adventureland with this mope-a-palooza retread

December 8, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion | Comments (8)

Audience Reviews for The Twilight Saga: New Moon

The second chapter of the Twilight saga is no better than its first. New Moon possesses no action, a visually satisfying scenery and a dull performance from the cast. The film drags along with its timely duration and slow pace. 2/5
May 13, 2013
Eugene Bernabe

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OK now this franchise just got really silly, the first film was actually OK in a dumb kiddie kind of way but this sequel is just dumber and VERY frustrating. Stewart's character is so annoying as she sulks around missing 'Edward' the vampire and pissing everyone off by trying to kill herself and get attention all the time. She then finds 'Jacob' the werewolf and falls for him but then he gives her the push and she sulks around over him and again tries to kill herself and get attention...this is not a good example to set for young teenage girls but I guess their mums are too busy watching the young topless boys on screen.

The whole film is ridiculous and is almost soft silly MTV porn, the werewolf characters all walk around topless and in shorts all the time which is kinda odd. The wolf CGI looks OK fur wise but then you see their faces and mainly the eyes and it all falls apart. The ending set in Italy is a mess and I couldn't follow what the hell was suppose to be happening, and did I mention 'Bella' flirting with 'Edward' to 'Jacob' every other scene not knowing who she wants *yawn* you just wanna slap her.

Its virtually the same as the first film but with werewolves, more naughty vamps trying to kill 'Cullen' and 'Bella' and a very predictable outcome. I haven't read the books but from other reviews I have read these films don't compare in anyway, shame is the first film was actually not bad as a teen angst vamp flick for the modern age, a kind of 'Lost Boys' crossed with 'Interview' but with a softer edge. This is just a preset, money spinning, CGI rushed 'Harry Potter' type franchise like everything in this day and age, no quality or actual decent acting, its just faceless pretty people who are ten a penny in most films these days and will vanish into obscurity in years to come. There is yet a third outing for this silliness to come despite the outcome of this film (they just love to whack out a preset trilogy for everything huh) and I will watch it simply for my love of anything to do with vamps and lycans, I know what I'm in for.
March 5, 2013

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This second instalment is a pretty terrible sequel, and does not live up to it's predecessor in any way whatsoever. The cinematography is still just as impressive, getting in quite a few intriguing shot positions, but that does not save this hopeless mess at all. It has many flaws, it is not as subtle as the first, the acting is brutally awful, the story is very thrown together, and the conclusion made me want more, but I didn't really care by that point. "New Moon" is extremely cliched with a few cool scenes to get the viewer by. This series is going down the drain, but I will keep giving them a chance to redeem themselves!
November 17, 2012
KJ Proulx

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    1. Caius: We do not offer second chances...
    – Submitted by Carmela G (22 months ago)
    1. Edward Cullen: Leaving you was the hardest thing I've done in 100 years. I swear, I will never fail you again.
    – Submitted by Fizza K (23 months ago)
    1. Emmett: Dating an older women? Hot.
    – Submitted by Sheriea J (2 years ago)
    1. Edward Cullen: Bella, will you marry me?
    – Submitted by Farah Z (3 years ago)
    1. Bella Swan: Why didn't you let me speak to him!?
    2. Jacob Black: He didn't ask for you.
    3. Bella Swan: I don't care!
    4. Alice: Bella, he's going to the Volturi. He wants to die too.
    – Submitted by Dejah S (3 years ago)
    1. Jacob Black: You're such a hypocrite. What, I'm not the right kind of monster for you?
    – Submitted by Dejah S (3 years ago)
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