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Twilight (2008)



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

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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. First on the list of surprises was the unfamiliar attention from the male population of her new high school; second, the attention from one male in particular: Edward Cullen, Vampire (Robert Pattinson). Before long, the unlikely soul mates find themselves in a passionate relationship with a variety of significant setbacks, including Edward's special-needs diet (he doesn't eat humans, but Bella's scent inspires a nearly impossible to harness bloodlust) and the human girl's mortality. Though things proceed relatively smoothly at first (Edward even introduces Bella to his adoptive vampire family), a visiting vampire clan consisting of James (Cam Gigandet), Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre), and Laurent (Edi Gathegi) catches Bella's unique scent and threatens the young couple's budding, if dangerous, happiness. James, known for his powerful tracking ability, becomes obsessed with making Bella his next victim. Fearing for Bella's safety and that of her loved ones, the Cullens must combine their collective talents in order to stop the highly predatory James before his goal is accomplished. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

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Kristen Stewart
as Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson
as Edward Cullen
Billy Burke
as Charlie Swan
Peter Facinelli
as Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser
as Esme Cullen
Nikki Reed
as Rosalie
Ashley Greene
as Alice Cullen
Kellan Lutz
as Emmet Cullen
Edi Gathegi
as Laurent
Taylor Lautner
as Jacob Black
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Critic Reviews for Twilight

All Critics (224) | Top Critics (60)

Ten years after its release, Twilight stands as a powerful, darkly stylish depiction of teen female desire.

November 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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

May 6, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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

April 8, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5

I've had mosquito bites that were more passionate than this undead, unrequited, and altogether unfun pseudo-romantic riff on Romeo and Juliet.

April 8, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

I watched Twilight in a cinema full of young girls who, when they weren't texting friends and guzzling soft drinks, giggled, sighed and exhaled with a passion that was not only endearing, but a measure of its emotional truth.

December 19, 2008 | Full Review…

A sometimes girlie swirl of obsession that will delight fans, this faithful adaptation is after teenage blood, and will most likely hit a box office artery.

December 19, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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My name is (?) and im and alcoholic and a sex addict. But i have been Twilight clean for 20 years!

Coxxie Mild Sauce
Coxxie Mild Sauce

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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 corny dialogue and weak performances that help make this a schmaltzy teen flick to please only the hardcore fans and no one else.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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It was pretty good introduction to the series. I actually enjoyed it.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

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