The Twilight Saga: New Moon - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Reviews

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Sara Vilkomerson
New York Observer
December 7, 2009
I am not ashamed to admit that I will be the first in line for Twilight part three.
Rubin Safaya
Cinemalogue.com
December 6, 2009
The entire film seems to consist of three thoughts, cycled ad nauseum: Don't leave me. I can't live without you. Make me a vampire.
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
December 4, 2009
As she ponders her future, Bella is less aware than you are that she has very similar effects on the monster boy rivals for her affection -- glowing eyes, rising tempers, pronounced teeth, ungodly strength, usually demonstrated on others of their ilk or f
Stephen Silver
The Trend
December 3, 2009
The scenery is still there, but just about everything else that worked in the first film doesn't in 'New Moon.' For one thing, the structure is a mess.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
December 2, 2009
Despite the focus on young, shirtless werewolves and well coiffed vampires, the second installment of Stephanie Meyer's immensely popular series comes off as a tepid adventure in Zombieland.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 1, 2009
Around about here, Pattinson gets to bare his own chest -- a bad idea in a movie that also features Taylor Lautner- and we notice that while his face is heavily pancaked, his torso is of a normal human hue. Whatever, I suppose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 1, 2009
Bella's tedious moping takes center stage until a poorly delivered telephone message (what a lame dramatic device!) sends everyone to Italy to confront 'the Volturi'...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
December 1, 2009
Bella could go down in literature as one of the dullest, most self-obsessed geeks of all time. Pick a wolf, pick a vampire, pick someone in the animal kingdom, and get on with it.The first film was tolerable. "New Moon" just needs to go away quickly. P
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
November 30, 2009
Not as intense as it's predecessor Twilight, but still manages to shine."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
November 28, 2009
So we've got a paper cut and a phone call, and a romance that never feels as big as the movie tries to make it seem.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
November 27, 2009
"New Moon" is a terrible, terrible movie that is essentially "Transformers 2" for the training bra set with pseudo-soulful glances from bare-chested boys substituting for giant robots blowing things up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 27, 2009
Had the audience at my screening heaving and sighing so often, here's a recommendation: Bring an oxygen tank. You'll need it and a mask, particularly in the presence of so much heaving and sighing and busy shirtlessness.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
November 27, 2009
For true Twilight believers, the slow moments are more opportunity to gaze at pretty-boy young men playing characters who're both the best and worst boyfriends a girl could ever have.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)
November 27, 2009
Chris Weitz's film caters as well as the previous movie did to pale, fantasy-loving teenage girls, while adding a bit more humour for the rest of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
November 27, 2009
The film takes itself rather earnestly, the heroine is more than half in love with easeful death, and the lighting by Spanish ace cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe is impressive.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
November 27, 2009
Romeo And Juliet it ain't, but as a solid love story, New Moon gets the blood pumping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nicholas Barber
Independent on Sunday
November 27, 2009
So tedious and stupid that it makes last year's Twilight seem like Nosferatu.
Dominic Power
SFX Magazine
November 27, 2009
If this is the world's next generation of womanhood, that's a century of female emancipation down the drain. Bella's more likely to polish her chastity belt than burn her bra.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
November 26, 2009
Leaden pace leaves New Moon lifeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 26, 2009
Mostly keeps going by reels and reels of moping from Bella and Edward -- the two have more mood swings and changes of heart than the entire cast of Gone With the Wind.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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