The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)



Critic Consensus: Stuffed with characters and overly reliant on uninspired dialogue, Eclipse won't win The Twilight Saga many new converts, despite an improved blend of romance and action fantasy.

Movie Info

The third film in the Twilight series explores a love triangle between Bella (Kristen Stewart), Edward (Robert Pattinson), and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) as the werewolf pack and the Cullen clan join together to fight a new breed of vampires. Melissa Rosenberg provides the screenplay for the Summit Entertainment adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novel, with director David Slade calling the shots behind the camera. Bryce Dallas Howard joins the cast as Victoria, the role originally played by Rachelle Lefevre in the first film. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Melissa Rosenberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 4, 2010
Box Office: $300.5M
Summit Entertainment - Official Site


Kristen Stewart
as Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson
as Edward Cullen
Taylor Lautner
as Jacob Black
Billy Burke
as Charlie Swan
Peter Facinelli
as Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser
as Esme Cullen
Jackson Rathbone
as Jasper Hale
Kellan Lutz
as Emmett Cullen
Ashley Greene
as Alice Cullen
Nikki Reed
as Rosalie Hale
Gil Birmingham
as Billy Black
Paul Jarrett
as Mr. Biers
Iris Quinn
as Mrs. Biers
Kiowa Gordon
as Embry Call
Tyson Houseman
as Quil Ateara
Julia Jones
as Leah Clearwater
Alex Rice
as Sue Clearwater
Jack Huston
as Royce King
Peter Murphy
as The Cold One
William Belleau
as Quileute Warrior
Justin Rain
as Quileute Warrior
Monique Ganderton
as Beautiful Vampiress
Mariel Belanger
as Third Wife
Dawn Chubai
as Female Reporter
Cainan Wiebe
as Newborn Boy
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Critic Reviews for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

All Critics (234) | Top Critics (44)

This third "Twilight" film eclipses its predecessors but its anti-climactic story and its melodramatic tendencies still hold it back."

Full Review… | December 25, 2012
Big Hollywood

Edward is cold and controlling: the archetype of an abusive partner and Jacob just acts like a rapist in training, he keeps trying to kiss Bella against her will.

Full Review… | September 29, 2012
The Aristocrat

[For] "Eclipse," it was easy to go through the list of old complaints and check them off one by one as the film progressed, including a story that leads absolutely nowhere.

Full Review… | September 25, 2012

Like Bella, non-fans have a choice, and making a choice to stay away may save one some bewilderment.

Full Review… | February 6, 2012

This may be Slade's film but it's Summit's franchise, so any individuality he might wish to imbue in Eclipse comes a distant second to the needs of the series at large.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Ultra Culture

It is not exactly praise to call 'Eclipse' the best film in 'The Twilight Saga' to date.

Full Review… | November 5, 2011
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

Audience Reviews for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Possibly the worst of the series, it could be easily subtracted from the whole without any loss. With awful dialogue, ridiculous plot contrivances and painful acting by everyone, it is a mystery how a poor narrative like this can be called a "saga" when nothing ever really happens.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


Eclipse is uninspiring and yet more action-based than its previous two installments. Though the action brings it up a step, the rest of its direction brings down further to the trenches. 2.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer


Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Quotes

Jane: Either we let them do what they were created for, or we end them. Decisions, decisions.
– Submitted by Sheriea J (3 years ago)
Jacob Black: I'm exactly right for you Bella, it would be as easy as breathing with me.
– Submitted by Sheriea J (3 years ago)
Bella Swan: Jacob kiss me.
– Submitted by Britney J (4 years ago)
Alice: Then why do I see you sneaking off to Vegas to get married without inviting me?
– Submitted by Fatima F (4 years ago)

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