The Twilight Saga: New Moon
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The supernatural tale of star-crossed lovers continues as the Cullen family flees Forks in order to protect Bella (Kristen Stewart), and the heartbroken high-school senior discovers that vampires aren't the only creatures in town. Realizing that Bella will never be safe as long as he's around, Edward (Robert Pattinson) makes the difficult decision to leave his beloved behind shortly after her 18th birthday. Reeling from her loss, Bella embraces self-destruction after being comforted by Edward's image during a moment of mortal peril. But as heavy-hearted as Bella may be, her old… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"So long as there are people, there will be love stories -- I hope they all feel as lush and lively as this one."
‑ Laremy Legel,
"A landmark cinematic event in 280 words, or one for every $500,000 of weekend box office."
‑ Christopher Orr, The New Republic
"Entertaining for what it is and the alpha male werewolves end up being a lot more fun than the brooding, moody vampires."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"The net result is boredom unless you're already heavily invested in this series and bringing your own enthusiasm to the table."
‑ Dave White,
"...a marked improvement over its decidedly uneven predecessor..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"I am not ashamed to admit that I will be the first in line for Twilight part three."
‑ Sara Vilkomerson, New York Observer
"It has an amazing kind of emotional integrity and intensity."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"The brooding and sulking is so palpable in "New Moon," the latest film in the Twilight series, that you could probably cut it with a knife. If the filmmakers thought that this would be enough to carry a film for over two hours, they were sadly mistaken."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, new director Chris Weitz has decided to be generally faithful to his source material despite the problems it's going to give him through a narrative that could delicately be described as 'sprawling.'"
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"Robert Pattinson and his stomach cramps - I mean, aching unrequited love - are less oppressive, but the trade off is Taylor Lautner and his relentless shirtlessness."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"If only director Chris Weitz had managed to tease out the real drama -- Bella's fear of aging -- instead of a tired one."
‑ Louisa Thomas, Newsweek
"Weitz's pacing is so limp you're going to need the electricity generated by a live audience to keep from yelling, "Hurry it up!""
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Ostensible heroine Bella is such a weak, needy, pathetic co-dependent who stirs up so much sh*t for those she purportedly loves that it's hard to muster much rooting interest for her."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"The Twilight Saga's New Moon is not terrible, despite featuring some excruciatingly lazy storytelling, atrocious performances, listless direction and a core storyline that is both uninteresting and somewhat disturbing."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Poorly structured, poorly paced, poorly executed CGI in places and characters that are unlikeable, despite the fact that we should be rooting for them. An inaccessible mess."
‑ Neil Miller, Film School Rejects
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