Twilight (2008)

When Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) reluctantly moved to the perpetually overcast town of Forks, WA, and set out to carve a niche for herself, she assumed it would be one similar to the low-profile social position she held back in Phoenix.… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 21, 2008
DVD Release Date: March 21, 2009
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Having lost much of its bite transitioning to the big screen, Twilight will please its devoted fans, but do little for the uninitiated.

Laremy Legel

My hope is that the sequels are actual attempts at movies. The world doesn't need any more toothless cinema.

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Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

I succumbed to the palpable chemistry between the leads, and remembered my own girlish fantasies with something of a head-spinning rush.

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Sean Axmaker

The sequels became increasingly silly and overwrought but the original Twilight (2008) is actually kind of interesting even if you are not a devotee of the fan fic-turned-bestseller series.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

A deeply sincere, outright goofy vampire romance for the hot-not-to-trot abstinence set.

Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

I think this film is definitely a victim of it's own expectations.

Simon Miraudo

You've been warned.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Some will find it all too polite, but compared to rival blockbuster exercises in explosive CGI mayhem, its character-based index of longing and protectiveness at least provides a viable alternative moodscape.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Unfortunately, it just didn't work.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Unless you're a 14-year-old girl who gets all giddy at the thought of cute boys and first love, steer clear of Thirteen director Catherine Hardwicke's anemic adaptation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
The dialogue was really really cheesy. Or it was just handled really bad. There were moments where the actual film dragged me in. Mostly based off the way it… More
Wildaly M
It was pretty good introduction to the series. I actually enjoyed it.
Coxxie Mild Sauce
My name is (?) and im and alcoholic and a sex addict. But i have been Twilight clean for 20 years!
Sophie Burgess
With all the hype (and hate) around this film, it's difficult to view objectively, however I can see both why it's popular and why it's so hated.… More
Carlos Magalh„es
It is shocking that some people could possibly think that such a sexist story is romantic, but maybe it could have been a bit better if it weren't for its… More
KJ Proulx
I thought that this was a well executed romantic, as Bella and Edward are two unlikely people who fall hopelessly in love with each other. This story has been… More