The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

2010

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Critics 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.

48%

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Reviews Counted: 241

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User Ratings: 334,033

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60%
Average Rating: 3.6/5

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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, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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  • All three actors are comfortable with their characters, and Slade finds the right balance of action and romance; the story feels organic. Some of the dialogue is earnest and silly, but the core strength of the Stephenie Meyer novels is here: the battle be

    Jul 7, 2010 | Rating: B+
  • The biggest problem remains the characters: neither Slade nor Stewart are capable of turning manipulative whinger Bella into anything more than a joyless black hole sucking the life from every scene.

    Jul 6, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • When it comes to the things this brand is famous for -- angsty canoodling, ethereal rocking out, truckloads of male beauty, Duran Duran-style make-up and culturally savvy jokes -- Eclipse actually goes one better than the last offering.

    Jul 2, 2010 | Rating: 3/5
  • In a universe where almost all CGI-laden, blood-spilling tentpole movies are aimed at ensnaring the teenage male, there's something to be said for a series of films aimed squarely -- and successfully -- at teenage girls.

    Jul 1, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Andrew Pulver

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • I can't pretend that the third episode instilled a fever in my blood, but it didn't leave me cold. For the first time in the series I felt I'd seen a real movie.

    Jul 1, 2010 | Full Review…
  • In a rare moment of insight, the teenage but immortal vampires in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse complain about being "frozen" in their lives, unable to "move forward." So is everyone involved in this deathtrap of a franchise.

    Jul 1, 2010 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Newsday
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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More teenage angst and more brooding close ups galore. This franchise has a good story to be fair, after reading up on the whole thing its actually pretty neat and better than Harry Potters ever confusing character mad adventures. I realise this is probably based more towards teenage girls but one problem with this film series is the frustrating teen hormones and flirting *yawn* it really does get fudging annoying and wrecks a good supernatural idea, and yes I know that's the whole idea of the premise but its still damn annoying. Bella continuously goes around pissing off both male leads because she can't choose *groan* so she continuously flirts between the two. What's so daft about the whole thing is how all the vampires in one coven, and all the shape shifters in one pack go out of their way to protect and shelter Bella despite putting themselves in mortal danger all the time!! I wouldn't. In spite of many silly/annoying little factors this third film isn't actually too bad, the first was OK, the second was a little worse but this is better as we are in the thick of the plot now things are more interesting, we still gotta sit through allot of boring talk and teen love spewing but we do see some origin flashbacks for vamps and wolves plus a pretty good fight sequence at the end which makes up for allot of crapola. The CGI is still a touch dodgy with the wolves and generally nothing special but its just acceptable. Acting is more Aussie soap opera at best but again just acceptable. At the end I did find myself wanting to see the forth and final chapter so job done for the director. This is probably the first 'soap opera' flick franchise I've come across and I'm actually liking it so far!! more 'Buffy' meets 'Beverly Hills 90210' but some how it does appeal to me, probably the vampire fanboy inside. Its slowly getting good after a sluggish start so don't write it off too quickly.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

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½

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

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Okay

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Dead Angel

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