"The film succeeds...because it treats high school emotions with unwavering, uncompromising seriousness."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (11/21/2008)
"[A] cloudburst mood piece filled with stormy skies, rippling hormones, and understated visual effects....Hardwicke stirs this teen pulp to a pleasing simmer." -- Grade: B
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (11/28/2008)
"Props to Kristin Stewart, 18, and Robert Pattinson, 22, for playing this uncool-girl-meets-undead-boy with genuine romantic ardor. They're both terrific."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (12/11/2008)
"The movie is lush and beautiful, and the actors are well-chosen....TWILIGHT will mesmerize its target audience..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (11/19/2008)
4 stars out of 5 -- "[The backdrop] is truly breathtaking....The lead performance too is strong....Despite the presence of vampires, TWILIGHT is a romance, not a horror..."
Empire - Will Lawrence (01/01/2009)
3 stars out of 5 -- "Based on the first in the colossally popular series of novels by Stephanie Meyer, TWILIGHT is an unbridled fantasy for adolescent girls..."
Total Film - Ken McIntyre (01/01/2009)