Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) doesn't expect much when she moves to the small town of Forks, Washington, until she meets the mysterious and handsome Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) - a boy who's hiding a dark secret- he's a vampire.
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Rotten: Gothic wooziness stifles many of Hardwicke's lighter impulses, such as her knack for jiving humor in scenes among friends and family. And some of the more cartoonishly gymnastic CG stunts look plain silly.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, November 21, 2008
Rotten: I think this film is definitely a victim of it's own expectations.
- Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies, Monday, November 24, 2008
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 was filmed, using the Pacific Northwest, it looked good. That is two stars. I think there was just something missing. Don't get me wrong I love supernatural stuff and I like romantic teen angst crap or well I did. I mean movies like Some Kind of Wonderful I have enjoyed. BUT this just felt like a bad teen romantic drama masquerading as a vampire flick. Kristen Stewart I think has done better. For some reason she just looked uncomfortable in this role. Pattinson seemed far more comfortable in his. If anything his sometimes casual joking attitude at times made me like the movie. Stewart just seemed just along for the ride.
- jmanard52, Saturday, August 6, 2011
Don't get me wrong, it's completely lame.. but that's the point. Kristen Stewart is the worst actress ever. There is a mega fun drinking game you can play while watching her though.. every time she licks her lips or rabbit teeth, take a drink. You'll be drunk in 5 minutes. Edward is strange and brooding, but fun sometimes. Jacob doesn't even show up much so how anyone could pick teams is beyond me. Whatever. It's a teen "vampire" movie where the vampires don't have fangs, don't sleep in coffins, aren't bothered by garlic or crosses, they don't burn up in the sun and they don't drink blood. It's garbage, but if you know that going in, you'll be fine.
- theylovealexis, Monday, October 4, 2010
It must be excruciatingly hard to bring a teenage vampire love story the screen and not make it a disaster. Somehow Twilight managed to do it with little effort. Sure there's cheesy moments, but what vampire movie doesn't have a few? This being told from a girl's perspective is original and kind've nice in my opinion. It doesn't hurt that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are believable as a pair and deliver some pretty kooky lines with relative ease. I love the cinematography, it is perhaps the movies strongest suit. The images a beautiful to look at and it feels like a very moody and interesting background. Catherine Hardwicke does a great job and managed to do what might be considered a very hard task. I understand the hate, but I also completely understand the love too.
- ythelastman89, Wednesday, September 29, 2010