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Twilight Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The movie has a hazy, sleepy, and sad look that reminded me (favorably) of Chinatown. Brilliant.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 15, 2005
Never less than engaging and intelligent.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 31, 2003
neither day nor night and neither fish nor fowl. The picture swaggers from moody mystery to raunchy comedy, and neither style is Benton or Russo's forte.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
If this movie were cast with no-name actors or even rising stars, it would only be boring and undistinguished. But with a bill full of high-powered names like these, it's a downright disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brandon Judell
Critics Inc./America Online
January 2, 2003
Imagine a Medicare version of the private eye Paul Newman played in both "Harper" (1966) and "The Drowning Pool" (1976), and you have "Twilight."
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Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Mr. Benton's smart script, co-written with Richard Russo, allows the fine cast to explore honor, betrayal and desire among people who have lived long enough to know who they really are.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Larry Carroll
Countingdown.com
September 27, 2002
A slow moving mystery film that won't appeal to all audiences. It's so good to see this cast working together that you're willing to forgive the film's little shortcomings.
| Original Score: 3/5
Melissa Morrison
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
As noir, Twilight is a class act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 2, 2002
In the diminishment of his life, an elder nurtures magnanimity and wears it well.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
This smart neo-noir is pretty enjoyable, but it's too dumb for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Farber
Movieline
January 28, 2002
Director Robert Benton and cowriter Richard Russo have embellished the script with witty repartee that bears comparison with the best of Chandler and Hammett.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Despite its pluses, despite trying to do all the right things, Twilight comes up lacking in both energy and plot, two areas that no noir, geezer or otherwise, can afford to be caught short in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
If you are a fan of these stars, or of the genre of film noir, you don't want to miss this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The film makes it a pleasure to watch the main characters -- played by Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman and James Garner -- sparring in style.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This is a B-movie screenplay with an A-level cast and crew.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Part of Twilight's charm is the way it reconfigures Rio Bravo, El Dorado, and Rio Lobo in the process of making its own discoveries, not so much imitating or appropriating the earlier films as applying their strategies to goals quite alien to Hawks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Though the mystery doesn't need nearly that long to unravel, from moment to moment, the performances are all so good that it's easy to overlook the plot's flimsiness.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie's story is too obvious in its message, and too absurd in its plotting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Originally titled The Magic Hour, this one must have been renamed in sympathy for the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Writer-director Robert Benton's storyline in Twilight is routine, just another Hollywood cops 'n' robbers saga tinged with film noirish elements. But the cast is unique for a 1990s thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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