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The Eclipse Reviews

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April 9, 2010
Ultimately, though, it feels fleeting and slight passing across our line of vision, never a full but merely a partial engagement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 9, 2010
The Eclipse examines grief and loss, and it's a fascinating, if not entirely satisfying movie. The experience of seeing it feels more like watching a play.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 9, 2010
A quietly intriguing movie
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2010
McPherson has managed a rare hat trick in genre mash-up, fashioning a deeply absorbing movie that balances horror, romance, comedy and observant humanism with surprising finesse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2010
An above-average ghost tale elevated by its cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 6, 2010
There are few surprises hidden in the film's hushed spookiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2010
You can't help being haunted by the thought that if McPherson had picked one genre and stuck to it he could have had a serious hit on his hands, as it is, the terrific performances are eclipsed by the unsettled tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 31, 2010
A smart, scary, spine-tinglingly matter-of-fact ghost story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 29, 2010
McPherson isn't really interested in making a horror film; he's merely using the genre's tropes as part of an adult romance about accepting tragedy and moving on. As a result, the energy slacks off in the final third.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 29, 2010
An interesting blend of very nicely observed character based drama with some horror movie effects.
March 27, 2010
A literary lass finds more than she bargained for while looking for love on the Emerald Isle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 26, 2010
An unconventionally tender, heartfelt, well-acted and intriguing ghost story that offers both style and substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.85/10
March 26, 2010
Makes good on its name by sometimes obscuring its themes and even point, which can have its charms though also severe drawbacks.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 26, 2010
Although a suspense ghost story, Eclipse relies on character and performance to draw viewers in to a love story with an ending that is satisfyingly unsatisfying.
March 26, 2010
I guarantee it will both move you and scare the bejeesus out of you...(Ciaran) Hinds is wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 26, 2010
A screenplay caught between pools of blood and emotional healing, "Eclipse" cannot make up its mind any more than can its ambivalent characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 26, 2010
The story explores the prism of liminality. It is not just the ghosts who are stuck between worlds.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 26, 2010
McPherson balances these disparate elements with great skill, never resorting to cheap scare tactics in what amounts to a sensitive character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 26, 2010
he acting is of the highest caliber, but the characters and their circumstances are underwritten.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 26, 2010
A leisurely and quite lovely drama that honors the conventions of gothic ghost stories without the slightest stain of self-irony.
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