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  • Summary: Bella Swan has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother re-marries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn't expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen, a boy unlike any she's ever met. Edward is a vampire, but he doesn't have fangs and his family is unique in that they choose not to drink human blood. Intelligent and witty, Edward sees straight into Bella's soul. Soon, they are swept up in a passionate, thrilling and unorthodox romance. To Edward, Bella is what he has waited 90 years for - a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. But what will Edward & Bella do when a clan of new vampires comes to town and threaten to disrupt their way of life? (Summit Entertainment) Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. Reviewed by: Will Lawrence
    80
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Tracie Cooper
    75
    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.
  3. 70
    Hardwicke still manages to find the sweet spot where Gothic literature and the iPod meet and make goo-goo eyes at each other. Without embarrassment, she and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg dig right into the almost generic simplicity of the story.
  4. An underwhelming vampire romance long on camp but short on emotional insight
  5. 58
    Every generation gets the cinematic vampires it deserves...The current decade, judging from the bloodsuckers on display in Twilight, will be remembered as one of guilt, restraint and denial. It's just not that fun to be undead anymore.
  6. Sometimes sensitive and often silly but really, essentially, beneath his pallor and her panting and their intertwined frustrations, it's just two long hours of coitus interruptus.
  7. 30
    I've had mosquito bites that were more passionate than this undead, unrequited, and altogether unfun pseudo-romantic riff on Romeo and Juliet.

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  1. Mar 2, 2012
    10
    A really good movie, I read some of the twilight books, but this adaptation is great, the cast is very regular, but the most sorpresive for me is the love of Edward, I love Twilight. Expand
  2. Mar 19, 2012
    6
    I am a guy so natrually, I wanted to see what the big deal about this franchise was so I decided to watch this movie. It actually wasnt as bad as people made it out to be. The cast is ok for the most part and it was interesting to watch. However there were a ton of stupid scenes in the movie that I couldnt help but laugh at (pretty much anything involving the vampires). Also the lead villians were pretty terrible, Really just minor annoyances rather than villians imo. It was an ok movie suprisingly, I'll give the second film a chance. Expand
  3. Nov 9, 2012
    5
    C'mon...it's not that bad. Sure this type of genre is not my cup of tea, but the plot development is solid, there is a mild undercurrent of suspense, the scenery is actually beautiful and the acting is competent. I don't think that Kristen Stewart deserves all of the criticism she has received. I might even go so far as to say that she played her role well. I am not a fan of this series by any means. The whole teenage vampire thing doesn't appeal to me. But, contrary to popular belief, I think there are some things to appreciate here. If nothing else, it's a pleasant way to kill some time. Expand
  4. Dec 15, 2012
    3
    One of the worst sagas ever made.
  5. Apr 12, 2011
    2
    This film just makes you realise that the world is full of camp people,men and women.In the older days when men were men and wanted to do manly things with their pals Vampire Horror was quite enjoyable but these days men just follow their partner anywhere and everywhere!Even going as far as copying the lady habit of dropping their own friends for the partner relationship.Only to try and win their mates back after the relationship goes south and crumbles and shatters to pieces!
    This film is drowned in camp vampires.....omg if the vamps have gone camp then there really is no hope left for mankind!
    Vampire films used to be classed as horror but with drivel like this its no wonder there's no scares left in the genre.......except for 30 days of Night,if you want an up-to date vampire horror go for that as you wont be dissappointed,oh and it has romance but its so thin you know its there but forget it as the horror is so intense.
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  6. Aug 27, 2010
    0
    The acting is terrible, the movie's stupid and for me the movie is just targeted for tweens. I'm also tired of this vampire sh**. Kristin Stewart barely has any emotions and she was way better in Adventureland. Every vampire aren't really vampire's! What I mean is that the vampires aren't sucking any blood, they sparkle in the sun and I'm glad there's a movie parodying this crap. Expand
  7. Sep 27, 2010
    0
    this movie sucks!!! there's nothing good about this movie. i don't know what the **** people like this dumb movie. Only little girls watch stupid movies like twilight Expand

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