The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)



Critic Consensus: 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.

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some violence and action)
Genre: Horror, Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Melissa Rosenberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 20, 2010
Box Office: $296.6M
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as Bella Swan

as Edward Cullen

as Jacob Black

as Charlie Swan

as Rosalie

as Emmett Cullen

as Laurent

as Harry Clearwater

as Sam Uley

as Paul

as Embry Call

as Quil Ateara

as Billy Black

as Jessica

as Bob Marks (Neighbor)

as Rogue Vampire

as Frat boy

as Frat Boy

as Italian Child

as Italian Mother

as Italian Father
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Critic Reviews for The Twilight Saga: New Moon

All Critics (225) | Top Critics (52)

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

Full Review… | May 6, 2011
Top Critic

I am not ashamed to admit that I will be the first in line for Twilight part three.

Full Review… | December 7, 2009
New York Observer
Top Critic

Entertaining for what it is and the alpha male werewolves end up being a lot more fun than the brooding, moody vampires.

Full Review… | November 14, 2012
Lyles' Movie Files

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.

Full Review… | September 25, 2012

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.

Full Review… | April 8, 2012

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

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

Audience Reviews for The Twilight Saga: New Moon

First not horrible for what it is. Ive read the books just so i can make educated opinions on these kind of things. You know fangirls cant stand when you crush their movies if you havent seen them.

My favorite character in the book is Alice. And Ashley Greene continues to do a wonderful job in that role in the movies. More Alice please.

Robert Pattinson . . . wow . .lets just say I dont get it. Now that ive seen trailers for his new movie I even more dont get it. His acting seems just very bad. His dialogue and delivery are just painstakingly bad.

Taylor Lautner on the other hand given the same horrible words to speak seems to come across more sincere and more believable. Can you even believe stuff in a movie like this?

All and all seems like they are holding pretty steady to the books. The shapechangers in wolf form look bad ass. The fight scenes do give it a kinda mythical feel. 3 stars for at least staying pretty close to the books and for Ashley Greene :)

John Manard

Super Reviewer

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

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer


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.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

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