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Twilight Reviews

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May 26, 2006
The movie has a hazy, sleepy, and sad look that reminded me (favorably) of Chinatown. Brilliant.
November 15, 2005
Never less than engaging and intelligent.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
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
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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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
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
June 5, 2002
As noir, Twilight is a class act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 2, 2002
In the diminishment of his life, an elder nurtures magnanimity and wears it well.
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
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.
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
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
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
January 1, 2000
This is a B-movie screenplay with an A-level cast and crew.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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.
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
January 1, 2000
Originally titled The Magic Hour, this one must have been renamed in sympathy for the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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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