Twilight

Twilight

Twilight

Adapted from the first in a hit series of novels by Stephenie Meyer and directed by the generally brilliant Catherine Hardwicke (Lords Of Dogtown, Thirteen) - this centres around Bella Swan (Kirsten Stewart, Into The Wild), a 17-year-old newcomer to the town of Forks, Washington. She falls for her handsome classmate Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson, Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire), before finding out that he is actually a 108-year-old vampire with the body of a hunky teenager. Swept up in a passionate romance, Edward has to resist the allure of Bella's sweet blood. And when three more dangerously bloodthirsty types arrive on the scene, he has to risk his life to protect his (much) younger lover. This could be the start of a beautiful, erm, franchise...

2008Rating: M, for some violence and a scene of sensuality102 minsUSA
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Twilight / Reviews

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

Let me start off thusly. I am not a tweenage girl, I haven’t read the apparently fantastic series of books that provide the source material and the whole emo thing leaves me cold. In short, I expected to loathe this movie, but, in good news for all the boyfriends and dads that will get dragged along, it’s actually not too bad. Not great, unless you’re a tweenage emo girl who has read all the books, but not bad.

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Variety

Variety

A disappointingly anemic tale of forbidden love that should satiate the pre-converted but will bewilder and underwhelm viewers who haven't devoured Stephenie Meyer's bestselling juvie chick-lit franchise.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

So Twilight isn't a masterpiece -- no matter. It rekindles the warmth of great Hollywood romances, where foreplay was the climax and a kiss was never just a kiss.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Twilight has a few gory plot turns - mostly offscreen - and one near-sex scene that may offend a few Amish people, but the rest is maybe 33 percent less wholesome than "High School Musical." It's almost certainly less risque than what you were watching when you were 14. (Cue the soundtrack to "Risky Business.")

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Twilight will mesmerize its target audience, 16-year-old girls and their grandmothers. Their mothers know all too much about boys like this.

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

The religious symbolism couldn't be more obvious (or disturbing). Keep your religion out of our vampires, Hollywood!

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An underwhelming vampire romance long on camp but short on emotional insight

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Q: When is a vampire not a vampire? A: When it goes out in daylight, sees itself in a mirror, doesn’t drink human blood, and still manages to suck.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A sometimes girlie swirl of obsession that will delight fans, this faithful adaptation is after teenage blood, and will most likely hit a box office artery.

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