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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

  • July 08, 2014 jaquelyn.eboni
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    That movie is amazing...

  • July 08, 2014 jaquelyn.eboni
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    That movie is amazing...

  • April 02, 2009 Bickerchick1017
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    i love the movie twilight it is so good!!!!!!!!

  • February 16, 2009 ChyckyPoo
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    HOLY CRAP! THIS MOVIE IS AMAZING! BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

similar movies

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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