Release Date: November 21st, 2008

DVD Release Date: March 21st, 2009

PG-13 |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

High-school student Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), always a bit of a misfit, doesn't expect life to change much when she moves from sunny Arizona to rainy Washington state. Then she meets Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a handsome but mysterious teen whose eyes seem to peer directly into her soul. Edward is a vampire whose family does not drink blood, and Bella, far from being frightened, enters into a dangerous romance with her immortal soulmate.

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Genres: Thriller , Romance

Production Co: Temple Hill

Distributors: Summit Entertainment

Keywords: Forbidden love , Friend , Passionate , House , 2000s , Rescue , Father , Rivalry , Brooding , Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall 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

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

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

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