Twilight Reviews

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January 9, 2018
With its underlying theme of Hollywood class resentment and an array of B-list citizenry, Robert Benton's aptly titled Twilight is better than a lot of contemporary films at capturing the feel of vintage Los Angeles-based detective fiction.
November 22, 2011
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.
September 10, 2004
June 29, 2004
March 29, 2004
February 22, 2004
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.
May 20, 2003
April 25, 2003
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.
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."
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.
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.
June 5, 2002
As noir, Twilight is a class act.
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.
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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