- Original title
- Running time
- 122 min.
- United States
Melissa Rosenberg (Story: Stephenie Meyer)
Fantasy. Romance. Thriller | Vampires. Werewolf. Young Adult
- Movie Groups
| Stephenie Meyer Adaptations
- Official Site
- Synopsis / Plot
- Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother remarries 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 (Robert Pattinson), a boy unlike any she’s ever met. Intelligent and witty, he sees straight into her soul. Soon, Bella and Edward are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance. Edward can run faster than a mountain lion, he can stop a moving car with his bare hands - and he hasn’t aged since 1918. Like all vampires, he’s immortal. But he doesn’t have fangs, and he doesn’t drink human blood; Edward and his family are unique among vampires in their lifestyle choice.
- Critics' reviews
"The movie is lush and beautiful, and the actors are well-chosen. (...) "Twilight" will mesmerize its target audience, 16-year-old girls and their grandmothers. Their mothers know all too much about boys like this. (...) Rating: ★★½ (out of four)."
Roger Ebert: Chicago Sun-Times
"A deeply sincere, outright goofy vampire romance for the hot-not-to-trot abstinence set. (...) this carefully faithful adaptation traces the sighs and whispers"
Manohla Dargis: The New York Times
"A disappointingly anemic tale of forbidden love that should satiate the pre-converted but will bewilder and underwhelm viewers who haven't devoured Stephenie Meyer's bestselling juvie chick-lit franchise."
Justin Chang: Variety
"Stewart and Pattinson are both terrific. Even when the movie gets really silly, they never do. (...) They make you understand why the books sold 17 million copies. Love makes the world go round. Even if you’re dead. (...) Rating: ★★½ (out of four)."
Peter Travers: Rolling Stone
"Twilight barely gets the blood flowing. (...) And despite questionable casting, wooden acting, laughable dialogue and truly awful makeup, nothing is likely to stop young girls from swarming to this kitschy adaptation (...) Rating: ★★ (out of four)."
Claudia Puig: USA Today
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