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The Twilight Saga: New Moon Reviews

Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
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January 22, 2013
Robert Koehler
Variety
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February 23, 2012
Hank Sartin
Time Out
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November 18, 2011
Anna King
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 17, 2011
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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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.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B

May 6, 2011
Sara Vilkomerson
New York Observer
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I am not ashamed to admit that I will be the first in line for Twilight part three.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

December 7, 2009
Louisa Thomas
Newsweek
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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.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

November 24, 2009
Christopher Orr
The New Republic
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A landmark cinematic event in 280 words, or one for every $500,000 of weekend box office.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

November 24, 2009
A.O. Scott
At the Movies
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It has an amazing kind of emotional integrity and intensity.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

November 23, 2009
David Edelstein
New York Magazine
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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!"

Full Review Source: New York Magazine

November 23, 2009
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A big bowl of adolescent romantic mush garnished with horror-lite action scenes and a rushed road trip, The Twilight Saga: New Moon is a mess.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C

November 20, 2009
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Memo to director Chris Weitz and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg: Just because you make a movie about vampires doesn't mean you suck the life out of your story.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C

November 20, 2009
Jessica Hopper
Chicago Reader
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The movie's script and production values represent a big step up from the nearly unwatchable predecessor and make it suitable viewing even for people who aren't Twilight nerds.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 20, 2009
Anna Smith
Time Out
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'New Moon' is little more than a skilful soap opera, but it's still enjoyable escapism - even if you're old and wise enough to see through it.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 20, 2009
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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The boys preen while the girl sulks. And pouts. And sulks. And pouts.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 2/5

November 20, 2009
Mary F. Pols
MSN Movies
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'New Moon' is also a less pretentious movie than its predecessor. Writer Melissa Rosenberg, who wrote the screenplay for 'Twilight' as well, has loosened up a bit...

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

November 19, 2009
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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New Moon offers few of the juicy, go-for-broke romantic pleasures of its predecessor, and the movie is so badly shaped that it's hard not to blame Weitz as a director.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

November 19, 2009
Ella Taylor
Village Voice
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Alone of all the earnest players in this turgidly euphemistic melodrama, Sheen seems to grasp that the only way you can keep a straight face through this choked-up virginity is to carry it way into camp.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 19, 2009
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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The big tease turns into the long goodbye in The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

November 19, 2009
Nancy Gibbs
TIME Magazine
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Twihards will appreciate director Chris Weitz's faithfulness to the source text, even as he improves on it.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

November 19, 2009
Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
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What a bloated, self-important, crashing bore!

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

November 19, 2009
Dana Stevens
Slate
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Mopey, draggy, and absurdly self-important, the movie nonetheless twangs at some resonant affective chord.

Full Review Source: Slate

November 19, 2009
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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I can't comment on the acting because I didn't catch Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner doing any. They basically primp and pose through the same humdrum motions they did before.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2/4

November 19, 2009
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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New Moon comes dangerously close to self-parody on more than one occasion, but it seems blissfully unaware of this and soldiers on with a seriousness that's unintentionally funny.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

November 19, 2009
Joy Tipping
Dallas Morning News
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Inept cinematography? Oh, yes. Dark and moody is one thing, but this is so murky you have to squint to figure out what's going on.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: 2/5

November 19, 2009
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Weitz goes for an appealing, slightly old-fashioned look, one in which the near-
constant rain nicely mirrors Bella's internal weather conditions.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

November 19, 2009
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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The movie gives the 'Twilight' fans exactly what they want but doesn't offer too much for the rest of us.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

November 19, 2009
Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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New Moon indeed feels new, often in ways that are good for the series.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

November 19, 2009
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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It's too long, it's poorly acted, the story's clunky and the dialogue is laughable.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 19, 2009
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Weitz is more awkward than Hardwicke with the casual teenaged interactions. Melissa Rosenberg's dialogue hasn't improved, though she gets a boost by using quotes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

November 19, 2009
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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This swoony adaptation of the second installment in Stephenie Meyer's young-adult series is a potent stew of fairy tale and romance-novel fantasy.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

November 19, 2009
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Even the appearance of Dakota Fanning as a red-eyed bloodsucker capable of inflicting intolerable pain on others falls flat: When one of the presiding vampires mutters "Let's be done with this," you can't help but agree.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

November 19, 2009
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Despite melodrama that, at times, is enough to induce diabetes, there's enough wolf whistle in this sexy, scary romp to please anyone.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 19, 2009
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Kristen Stewart brings such raw vulnerability to the screen that she makes moping attractive.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

November 19, 2009
David Germain
Associated Press
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All three lovers are so joyless, it's hard to imagine why any of them would want to spend eternity together.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

November 19, 2009
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Alexandre Desplat's overwrought musical score will appeal to viewers who already agree that Bella and Edward's love is glorious. Others won't be persuaded, no matter how much he insists.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

November 19, 2009
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Where the first film's director, Catherine Hardwicke, plugged into Meyer's vision of supernatural teenage lust with abandon, Chris Weitz is stuck with a sequel that's a morning-after mope-fest.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

November 19, 2009
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The pop culture phenomenon that resembles Star Wars much as the Prime Minister of Belgium resembles the President of the United States (respective box office ranks of these two films in their respective decades: 71, 1).

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 19, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Wisely New Moon brings back screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who continues to prove she has a much better way with English than the author of the books, Stephenie Meyer.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

November 19, 2009
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Director Chris Weitz proves that The Golden Compass was no fluke: He really is a non-master of action.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

November 19, 2009
Randy Myers
San Jose Mercury News
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Sexier, darker and funnier, New Moon rises well above the anemic 2008 film version of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 19, 2009
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The stakes are higher and the intensity deeper this time, despite a plot that approaches the ripest of melodrama - and which occasionally provokes unintended laughter, as does the terribly twee soundtrack.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

November 19, 2009
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Weitz takes a looser approach than the series' last director, Catherine Hardwicke, did. He has a better sense of humor, too.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

November 19, 2009
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Though an improvement over the first Twilight film, this sequel (both based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling books) drags and sputters, even in scenes meant to be infused with passion.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 19, 2009
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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It's slow and not particularly fulfilling -- a half-an-hour or so of drama stretched out for about two.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

November 19, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The Twilight Saga: New Moon takes the tepid achievement of Twilight, guts it, and leaves it for undead.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1/4

November 19, 2009
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Incoming director Weitz is a smart choice for the material.

November 19, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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That flip tone -- the gags and one-liners -- get us past the longing, the depression, the sulking, the almost comically swooning moments.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 18, 2009
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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This episode is as repetitive as the first, with endless scenes of kissus interruptus punctuated by moody indie-rock songs.

Full Review Source: Newsday

November 18, 2009
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Constrained by the plot of the novel, the film keeps the two lovers apart for quite a spell, robbing the project of the crazy-in-love energy that made Twilight, the first entry in the series, such a guilty pleasure.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 18, 2009
Jordan Mintzer
Variety
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This second screen installment of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling series focuses, somewhat convincingly, on the emotions of an 18-year-old coping with her undying love of the undead.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 18, 2009
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