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The Eclipse Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 20, 2014
When the ghost story moments are in the forefront, it manages a strong and creepy sense of foreboding. I just wished that would have been the focus from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine
June 28, 2013
The Eclipse is wholly, if strangely, cinematic; its dream-like tonal and narrative unpredictability, interspersed with a few completely jarring horror-film moments, make for an experience that will, yes, haunt audiences for a long time to come.
Kevin Carr
Film School Rejects
July 31, 2012
When the ghost story moments are in the forefront, the film does manage a strong and creepy sense of foreboding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
July 18, 2011
Quiet, subtle and tocuhing, this drama of a widower is extremely well acted by Hinds and Aidan Quinn
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dan Callahan
House Next Door
February 23, 2011
No, this is not The Eclipse where Monica Vitti and Alain Delon fail to rendezvous on Antonioni's empty street corner.
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 3, 2011
The whole thing would probably have flown apart if not for Hinds, whose character, like a dark star imploding, pulls everything toward him.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 15, 2010
The story is thin, but it has a kind of easy Irish charm.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dominic Corry
December 1, 2010
A solid and occasionally genuinely freaky little effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 17, 2010
The way McPherson handles the relationships in the movie is remarkable, in that he doesn't fall prey to a playwright's natural tendency to try put everything into the text.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.3/10
Dustin Putman
July 13, 2010
Blends romance, drama and supernatural horror into a truly original, thoroughly unforgettable concoction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
Like any ghost tale worth telling, The Eclipse will leave you strangely haunted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
John Anderson
July 6, 2010
Quinn, alternately charming and loathsome, is brilliant, as is Hinds, an actor who has elevated everything he's been in.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
May 31, 2010
Being haunted by one's past really means something from director Conor McPherson
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
May 11, 2010
McPherson brews a strangely appealing composite, a movie that is mostly character-driven romance but that seasons the proceedings with timely scare-your-pants-off moments of horror.
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
May 7, 2010
No, this is a wonderfully nuanced tale of love and loss set in a picturesque Irish coastal town during its annual literary festival.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
May 6, 2010
The high caliber acting is wasted on the bland and dull story. Despite an 88-minute running time, the movie is excruciatingly slow and grows tiresome as nothing much happens. It maintains a melancholy mood with the characters contemplating deep thoughts r
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 1, 2010
an enjoyable minor-key Irish romance enlivened by excellent performances - including a wonderfully observed turn by Aidan Quinn as an insufferably boorish American typer of best-sellers - but marred by the occasional intrusion of a bad horror movie
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
April 30, 2010
For the most part, this love triangle plays out with great warmth and delicacy.While Quinn seems to be having a ball playing against type as the boozy Nicholas, Hinds and Hjelje create fully-rounded, sympathetic characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 23, 2010
The haunted quality of Eclipse is a holdover from McPherson's plays, as is the abundance of dark, piercing wit.
| Original Score: 3/4
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
April 21, 2010
The cinematography captures the Irish countryside beautifully, making for an appropriate backdrop to an intriguing and unpredictable tale.
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