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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Bummer. The vampires have no fangs. The humans are humdrum. The special effects and makeup define cheeseball. And the movie crowds in so many characters from Stephenie Meyer’s book that Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen) is less a director than a traffic cop. But there’s a reason that Twilight has already become the movie equivalent of a bestseller: The love story has teeth. show more

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub 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.") show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Despite questionable casting, wooden acting, laughable dialogue and truly awful makeup, nothing is likely to stop young girls from swarming to this kitschy adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's popular novel. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    In a film that has the courage of its absurdity but not much else, Mr. Pattinson gets the best of what passes for style. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Twilight - directed with savvy humor by Catherine Hardwicke - turns vampirism into a metaphor for teen lust. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It's disappointing when a big-screen romance can't match up to the one in your imagination, at any age. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 75
    TV Guide

    In terms of bringing the book to life, Twilight is a complete success, so much so that most of the film's flaws work within the context of the story. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Actually, the movie's a better movie than the book was a book, in part because Meyer struggled to put her characters' galloping emotions into print whereas director Catherine Hardwicke just visualizes them in all their inarticulate purpleness. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Pattison grows on us as he grows on Bella: His weird mannerisms and nervous delivery stop seeming like quirks and acquire an intensity that's hard to resist by the end. show more

  • February 05, 2012 Dry Master
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    It has a good, rich style...but the story is amazing! The actors are great and there is a point in the series. Fantasy is everything. I enjoyed it. It was better than the sequels.

  • May 22, 2011 jz00000000090938
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    This was a very bad version of the twilight series. This movie skipped many major important scenes in the movie. This is why the movie was so bad. To all Twilight fans out there I do not recommend seeing this movie at all.

  • May 07, 2011 kylieblue10
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    I love twilight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!=]

  • April 30, 2011 nf00000000090272
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    The book was amazing, I could not put the book down. I went and saw the movie and honestly wanted to walk out of the theater. Kristen bells acting is horrible, she has no emotion what so ever, HORRIBLE MOVIE

  • March 22, 2011 alsouhoney
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  • March 12, 2011 Xgwynx4
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    I didn't start the books when everyone else did so I had to make myself finish "Twilight" the book before watching the movie.If I don't like the movie I normally can't get into the book.I LOVE THEM BOTH!The people that hated the movie must not have known what type of movie it is.It's about forbidden love.It's almost an instant love at first sight.Many of us can only dream of such a pure love that cannot be denied.I know love but can only dream of a love so amazing.Glad to know Stephanie Meyers had final say on characters because Robert Pattinson made the perfect Edward.In the book he is so beautiful and perfect it had to be a challenging task.I WISH WE COULD GET BOTH OF HIS SONGS PLAYED IN THE MOVIE.Only "Never Think" is on soundtrack but they were both lovely songs.

  • April 23, 2011 hjt43434
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    There is just no point to this crap!

  • January 14, 2011 kaitlynskie
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    uh i like the movie so be quiet and stfu! its very adventures and heart-warming and it shows how two people love each other, will do ANYTHING for each other. deffentently a see!

  • December 29, 2010 kairp1
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    This movie was so boring and horrible. Definitely a movie not to see

  • December 29, 2010 Weston
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