The Twilight Saga: New Moon Reviews

  • New Moon will undoubtedly be a blockbuster at the box office, but is really quite weak as a film.

    Julian Roman — MovieWeb

  • Weitz goes for an appealing, slightly old-fashioned look, one in which the near-
constant rain nicely mirrors Bella's internal weather conditions.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • The big tease turns into the long goodbye in The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • After a terrifically enjoyable start, the Twilight series is settling into a somewhat predictable groove, with its tragi-romantic motif of not having sex becoming a bit gimmicky and worn.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • Though an improvement over the first Twilight film, this sequel (both based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling books) drags and sputters, even in scenes meant to be infused with passion.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Despite melodrama that, at times, is enough to induce diabetes, there's enough wolf whistle in this sexy, scary romp to please anyone.

    Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post

  • Where the first film's director, Catherine Hardwicke, plugged into Meyer's vision of supernatural teenage lust with abandon, Chris Weitz is stuck with a sequel that's a morning-after mope-fest.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • (The Twilight Saga: New Moon movie review at Village Voice)

    Chuck Wilson — Village Voice

  • Alone of all the earnest players in this turgidly euphemistic melodrama, Sheen seems to grasp that the only way you can keep a straight face through this choked-up virginity is to carry it way into camp.

    Ella Taylor — Village Voice

  • Weitz takes a looser approach than the series' last director, Catherine Hardwicke, did. He has a better sense of humor, too.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • Inept cinematography? Oh, yes. Dark and moody is one thing, but this is so murky you have to squint to figure out what's going on.

    Joy Tipping — Dallas Morning News

  • 'New Moon' is also a less pretentious movie than its predecessor. Writer Melissa Rosenberg, who wrote the screenplay for 'Twilight' as well, has loosened up a bit...

    Mary F. Pols — MSN Movies

  • Weitz's pacing is so limp you're going to need the electricity generated by a live audience to keep from yelling, "Hurry it up!"

    David Edelstein — New York Magazine

  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon takes the tepid achievement of Twilight, guts it, and leaves it for undead.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Wisely New Moon brings back screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who continues to prove she has a much better way with English than the author of the books, Stephenie Meyer.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • The movie's script and production values represent a big step up from the nearly unwatchable predecessor and make it suitable viewing even for people who aren't Twilight nerds.

    Jessica Hopper — Chicago Reader

  • This swoony adaptation of the second installment in Stephenie Meyer's young-adult series is a potent stew of fairy tale and romance-novel fantasy.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Kristen Stewart brings such raw vulnerability to the screen that she makes moping attractive.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • A big bowl of adolescent romantic mush garnished with horror-lite action scenes and a rushed road trip, The Twilight Saga: New Moon is a mess.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • It's too long, it's poorly acted, the story's clunky and the dialogue is laughable.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

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