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Twilight (2008)

  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 181,103 votes 
  • Genre: Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Romance
  • Release Date: 21 November 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 122 min
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Twilight (2008)


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  • IMDb page: Twilight (2008)
  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 181,103 votes 
  • Genre: Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Romance
  • Release Date: 21 November 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 122 min
  • Filming Location: 218 Rim Drive, Washougal, Columbia River Gorge, Washington, USA
  • Budget: $37,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $382,133,300(Worldwide)(3 May 2009)
  • Director: Catherine Hardwicke
  • Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Billy Burke
  • Original Music By: Carter Burwell   
  • Soundtrack: Eyes on Fire
  • Sound Mix: DTS | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Vampire | Love | School | High School | Blood

Writing Credits By:

  • Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay)
  • Stephenie Meyer (novel "Twilight")

Known Trivia

  • Kristen Stewart has naturally green eyes. She wears brown contacts for filming to match Bella’s eye color.
  • Kellan Lutz intended on keeping his natural curly hair for the role of Emmett Cullen. However, his previous role in Generation Kill required a buzz cut and his hair didn’t grow fast enough for the filming of Twilight.
  • Henry Cavill was Stephenie Meyer’s first choice to play Edward. However, but by the time production was to begin, he was 25 years old, and no longer looked the part of a 17-year old. He was then offered the part of Carlisle Cullen but turned it down due to his commitment with The Tudors.
  • For the role of Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson flew from England to director Catherine Hardwicke’s house to audition. There, he and Kristen Stewart, who was already cast as Bella Swan, rehearsed the “Love Scene”/”Meadow Scene” on Hardwicke’s own bed.
  • Taylor Lautner had to wear a wig for his role as Jacob Black.
  • Over 5,000 actors auditioned for the role of Edward.
  • According to a July interview between and director Catherine Hardwicke, Kristen Stewart was recommended for the role of Bella Swan by Emile Hirsch, her co-star from Into the Wild and whom Hardwicke directed in Lords of Dogtown.
  • The script was finished in 6 weeks.
  • Robert Pattinson stated in an interview that this is his first American role and he had no formal training to perfect his American accent.
  • When the ‘evil vampires’ make their first appearance, actors Cam Gigandet, Rachelle Lefevre and Edi Gathegi are all wearing little slippers painted like bare feet.

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: In the baseball scene when Edward is chasing Rosalie's ball, the string tied to it is visible when it is on the ground.

Plot: A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire. Full summary »  »

Story: Bella Swan has always been a little bit different. Never one to run with the crowd, Bella never cared about fitting in with the trendy, plastic girls at her Phoenix, Arizona high school. When her mother remarried and Bella chooses to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she didn't expect much of anything to change. But things do change when she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen. For Edward is nothing like any boy she's ever met. He's nothing like anyone she's ever met, period. He's intelligent and witty, and he seems to see straight into her soul. In no time at all, they are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance – unorthodox because Edward really isn't like the other boys. He can run faster than a mountain lion. He can stop a moving car with his bare hands. Oh, and he hasn't aged since 1918…Written by Summit entertainment  

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Marty Bowen known as executive producer
  • Wyck Godfrey known as producer
  • Michele Imperato known as executive producer (as Michele Imperato Stabile)
  • Jamie Marshall known as co-producer
  • Greg Mooradian known as producer
  • Mark Morgan known as producer
  • Guy Oseary known as executive producer
  • Karen Rosenfelt known as executive producer
  • Patrick Sanchez Smith known as associate producer (as Patrick Thomas Smith)

FullCast & Crew:

  • Kristen Stewart known as Bella Swan
  • Sarah Clarke known as Renée
  • Matt Bushell known as Phil
  • Billy Burke known as Charlie Swan
  • Gil Birmingham known as Billy Black
  • Taylor Lautner known as Jacob Black
  • Gregory Tyree Boyce known as Tyler
  • Justin Chon known as Eric
  • Michael Welch known as Mike Newton
  • Anna Kendrick known as Jessica
  • Christian Serratos known as Angela
  • Nikki Reed known as Rosalie
  • Kellan Lutz known as Emmet Cullen
  • Ashley Greene known as Alice Cullen
  • Jackson Rathbone known as Jasper
  • Robert Pattinson known as Edward Cullen
  • José Zúñiga known as Mr. Molina (as Jose Zuniga)
  • Trish Egan known as High School Administrator
  • Ayanna Berkshire known as Cora
  • Ned Bellamy known as Waylon Forge
  • Bryce Flint-Sommerville known as Mine Security Guard
  • Peter Facinelli known as Dr. Carlisle Cullen
  • Solomon Trimble known as Jacob's Friend
  • Rachelle Lefevre known as Victoria
  • Cam Gigandet known as James
  • Edi Gathegi known as Laurent
  • Alexander Mendeluk known as Frat Boy
  • Hunter Jackson known as Frat Boy
  • Gavin Bristol known as Frat Boy
  • Sean McGrath known as Frat Boy
  • Katie Powers known as Waitress
  • Elizabeth Reaser known as Esme Cullen
  • Catherine Grimme known as Young Bella
  • William Joseph Elk III known as Native Wolf Pack Member #2 (uncredited)
  • Victoria Geil known as 1920's Vampire Victim (uncredited)
  • Stephenie Meyer known as Diner Customer (uncredited)
  • Rick Mora known as Native Werewolf Tribe #1 – Flashback Sequence (uncredited)
  • Rana Morrison known as Patron in Restaurant (uncredited)
  • Tyler Nordby known as Biology Class Student (uncredited)
  • Trip Ross known as Coffee Shop Guy (uncredited)
  • Brianna Womick known as Prom Girl (uncredited)
  • Robert Zorn known as Logger (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Trish Almeida known as key hair stylist: second unit
  • Rose Barclay known as additional hair stylist
  • Catherine Childers known as additional hair stylist
  • Laura Connolly known as additional hair stylist
  • Bridget Cook known as key hair stylist: additional photography (as Bridgette Cook)
  • Molly Craytor known as makeup artist (as Molly Crator)
  • Nicole DeFrancesco known as hair stylist (as Nicole Frank)
  • Stephanie Fajardo known as assistant hair stylist
  • Stuart Gavert known as hair colorist: additional photography
  • Stephanie June Johnson known as additional makeup artist: second unit (as Stephanie Johnson)
  • Rolf John Keppler known as makeup artist (as Rolf Keppler)
  • Cristina Patterson Ceret known as special effects contact lenses
  • Elizabeth Rabe known as additional hair stylist
  • Robin Schmitt known as assistant makeup artist
  • Crystal Shade known as makeup artist: second unit
  • Richard L. Silver known as special effects contact lenses (as Dr. Richard Silver)
  • Stacey Sumner known as special effects contact lenses (as Dr. Stacey Sumner)
  • Mary Ann Valdes known as key hair stylist
  • Jeanne Van Phue known as key makeup artist
  • Amanda Williams known as additional hair stylist: second unit (as Amanda M. Williams)

Art Department:

  • Chris Barnes known as lead painter
  • Daniel Bates known as painter (as Dan Bates)
  • Jonathan Birchfield known as greens foreperson (as Jonathan Birchfeld)
  • Philip Blackburn known as set dresser (as Phil Blackburn)
  • Camille M. Bratkowski known as set designer (as Camille Bratkowski)
  • Bill Burkhert Jr. known as propmaker
  • Jon Bush known as art department coordinator
  • Charles A. Carlsen known as key greens foreperson (as Charles Carlsen)
  • Christopher Carlsen known as greensperson (as Chris Carlsen)
  • Garret Christensen known as set decoration assistant
  • Brady J. Condit known as set dresser (as Brady Condit)
  • Paul Cowsill known as on-set greens: second unit
  • Tim Croshaw known as set designer
  • Levi Cummings known as lead plaster
  • Chad R. Davis known as on-set dresser (as Chad Davis)
  • Michael Deal known as set decorator: additional photography
  • Ken Erck known as painter
  • Ken Erck known as stand-by painter: second unit
  • Alan Feffer known as gang boss
  • Peter Frantz known as propmaker (as Peter A. Frantz)
  • Jenelle Giordano known as set dresser (as Jenelle Giorano)
  • Trevor Goring known as senior illustrator
  • Ray Hayden known as gang boss
  • Bill Holmquist known as construction coordinator: additional photography
  • Philip C. Hurst known as greens coordinator: additional photography
  • Billy Ilams Jr. known as construction foreman
  • Billy Ilams Jr. known as general foreman
  • Adam Johnson known as set dresser
  • Thomas V. Johnson known as lead scenic: additional photography
  • Bree Judah known as painter
  • Philip Keller known as storyboard artist (as Phil Keller)
  • Ellen Lampl known as graphic designer
  • Kami Laprade known as assistant property master (as Kami R. Laprade)
  • Ronald 'Krobar' Lawler known as buyer (as Ron 'Krobar' Lawler)
  • Ellen Lepinski known as paint gang boss
  • Ray Lovasz known as propmaker (as Raymond Lovatz)
  • Bao-Uy Luu known as illustrator: PIC (as Bao Luu)
  • Curtis Mathewson known as propmaker (as Curtis Hall Mathewson)
  • Greg McMickle known as props: second unit
  • Mike Medina known as construction coordinator: additional photography
  • Bekka Melino known as set dresser (as Rebecca Melino)
  • Charles Miller known as gang boss
  • Cynthia Nibler known as property master
  • Greg O'Donohue known as swing: additional photography
  • John Pearson-Denning known as property assistant (as John Pearson Denning)
  • Lars Petersen known as construction coordinator
  • Allyson Peterson known as art department assistant (as Allyson Marquering-Peterson)
  • Beth Peterson known as painter
  • Renee Prince known as stand-by painter
  • Joe Rynearson known as set dresser
  • Steve Saklad known as art director: additional photography
  • Grant Samson known as leadperson
  • Carly Sertic known as graphics
  • Ryan Warren Smith known as on-set dresser: second unit (as Ryan Smith)
  • Shanna Starzyk known as art director: second unit
  • Robert Stover known as buyer
  • John L. Sullivan known as construction foreperson (as John Sullivan)
  • Mark Tomlinson known as prop maker
  • Brad Turner known as property assistant
  • Mark Vena known as storyboard artist (as Marc Vena)
  • Chandler Vinar known as gang boss
  • Michael Voelker known as props
  • Steven C. Voll known as construction general foreperson (as Steve Voll)
  • Bob Warner known as lead painter
  • Harold 'Willy' Wilson known as greensperson (as Harold 'Willie' Wilson)
  • J.D. Woods known as art department coordinator: additional photography
  • Nick Worsfold known as on-set greens foreperson
  • Gordon Bellamy known as prop manufacturing: tEAG Ltd. (uncredited)
  • Darrin Clubb known as foreman: reshoots (uncredited)
  • Carmine Goglia known as stand-by painter (uncredited)
  • Jason Hildner known as greensman (uncredited)
  • Jim Krase known as foreman: reshoots (uncredited)
  • Michael Earl Menlow known as carpenter (uncredited)
  • Charles Miller known as prop gang boss (uncredited)
  • Steve Patterson known as propmaker (uncredited)




Production Companies:

  • Summit Entertainment (presents)
  • Temple Hill Entertainment (as Temple Hill)
  • Maverick Films (as Maverick) (in association with)
  • Imprint Entertainment (as Imprint) (in association with)
  • Goldcrest Pictures (in association with)
  • Twilight Productions

Other Companies:

  • Air Lyndhurst Studios  music recorded at (as Air Lyndhurst, London)
  • Atlantic Records  soundtrack
  • BeBee  night lights
  • Body Studio  music mixed at
  • Body, The  music mixed at (as The Body, New York City)
  • Central Casting  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Chop Shop Records  soundtrack
  • Christine Bergren Music Consulting  music legal and clearance
  • DTC Grip & Electric  grip and lighting equipment
  • Designer Wardrobe Trailers  wardrobe trailer
  • Direct Tools & Fasteners  expendables
  • Eye2Ear Music  music department
  • FilmWest Productions  production services
  • Footage Bank  footage (as The Footage Bank)
  • Helinet  helicopter (as Heli-Net)
  • ID Public Relations  publicity
  • London Session Orchestra, The  orchestra (uncredited)
  • Marshall/Plumb Research Associates  script research
  • Movie Movers  cast trailers
  • Movie Movers  hair and make-up trailers
  • Moving Pictures Anywhere Company  shipping by (uncredited)
  • PIC Agency  titles (as PIC)
  • Paskal Lighting  lighting equipment
  • Pivotal Post  Avid editing equipment provided by
  • Postworks  digital intermediate (as Postworks Los Angeles)
  • Reder & Feig  production counsel
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  junxion box rentals
  • Seattle Stunt Company  stunt equipment
  • Sound Satisfaction  foley recording facilities
  • Sound for Film  sound post-production (uncredited)
  • Spacecam Systems  aerial cameras provided by
  • Star Waggons  cast trailers
  • Studio Trucks  honeywagon, stakebeds, fuel truck, etc
  • Wildfire Studios  adr recording facility
  • Wildfire Studios  sound post-production
  • Wildfire Studios  sound re-recording


  • Summit Distribution (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • International Film Distribution Consultants (2008) (Non-USA) (theatrical)
  • Belga Films (2008) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Independent Films (2008-2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • SND (2009) (France) (theatrical)
  • Alfa Films (2009) (Argentina) (all media)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2009) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • Asmik Ace Entertainment (2009) (Japan) (all media)
  • Aurum Producciones (2008) (Spain) (all media)
  • Bazuca Films (2008) (Chile) (all media)
  • Columbia TriStar Nordisk Film Distributors A/S (2009) (Norway) (all media)
  • Concorde Filmverleih (2009) (Germany) (all media)
  • Concorde Video (2009) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Contender Films (2008) (UK) (all media)
  • Corazón Films (2008) (Mexico) (all media)
  • Eagle Pictures (2008) (Italy) (all media)
  • FX Network (2011) (USA) (TV)
  • Hoyts Distribution (2008) (Australia) (all media)
  • Kadokawa Entertainment (2009) (Japan) (all media)
  • Long Shong Entertainment Multimedia Company (2008) (Taiwan) (all media)
  • Lusomundo (2008) (Portugal) (all media)
  • Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution (2009) (Finland) (all media)
  • Odeon (2009) (Greece) (all media)
  • PVR Pictures (2008) (India) (all media)
  • Paradox Entertainment Group (2009) (Canada) (DVD)
  • Paris Filmes (2008) (Brazil) (all media)
  • SPI International (2008) (Czech Republic) (all media)
  • SPI International (2009) (Slovakia) (all media)
  • Seville Pictures (2008) (Canada) (all media)
  • Shaw Organisation (2008) (Singapore) (all media)
  • Summit Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Summit Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Transeuropa Video Entertainment (TVE) (2009) (Argentina) (DVD) (special edition)
  • Viva International Pictures (2008) (Philippines) (all media)
  • Warner Home Video (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • West Video (2008) (Russia) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Professional VisionCare Associates (special effects contact lenses)
  • Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) (visual effects and animation)
  • CIS Vancouver (visual effects)
  • Rez-Illusion (visual effects)
  • Catalyst Media (special visual effects and animation)
  • Pic (visual effects montages)
  • Lola Visual Effects (additional visual effects) (as Lola VFX)
  • Wildfire Visual Effects

Visual Effects by:

  • Jeremy Agamata known as pre-visualization artist
  • Simon Ager known as digital effects artist
  • Jon Alexander known as digital artist: ILM
  • Lee Allan known as compositor: CIS Vancouver (as Allan Lee)
  • Casey Allen known as senior flame artist
  • Juan Pablo Allgier known as compositor: CIS Vancouver
  • Graeme Baitz known as roto artist: CIS Vancouver
  • Jerome Bakum known as visual effects editor: ILM
  • Romain Bayle known as visual effects art director: CIS Vancouver
  • Davina Bilow known as digital compositor: Rez-Illusion (as Davina R. Bilow)
  • Madalina Bland known as digital compositor: Rez-Illusion
  • Josh Bolin known as compositor: PIC
  • Mike Borgstrom known as CG artist: CIS Vancouver
  • Grant Bowen known as systems administrator: CIS Vancouver
  • Justin Brekke known as data management: CIS Vancouver
  • Daniel Brimer known as visual effects producer: Rez-Illusion
  • Randy Brown known as compositor: CIS Hollywood
  • Shauna Bryn known as executive producer: CIS Vancouver (as Shauna Bryan)
  • Elika Burns known as roto/paint supervisor: CIS Hollywood
  • Daniel Cairnie known as compositor: CIS Vancouver
  • John Cairns known as compositor: CIS Vancouver
  • Mark Casey known as compositing supervisor: ILM
  • Alan Chuck known as visual effects line producer: CIS Vancouver
  • Trent Claus known as flame artist
  • Brian Conlan known as compositor: PIC
  • Brian Conlon known as digital effects artist
  • Michael Dean Connolly known as visual effects production assistant: Rez-Illusion
  • Martyn 'Moose' Culpitt known as compositor: CIS Vancouver (as Martyn Culpitt)
  • Joe De Michelis known as systems administrator: CIS Vancouver
  • Michelle Dean known as digital artist: ILM
  • Kristin Dearholt known as digital production manager: CIS Vancouver
  • Yoshi DeHerrera known as visual effects artist: 3D scanning & modeling
  • Nathan Dinihanian known as visual effects assistant: second unit
  • Jason Dowdeswell known as digital production supervisor: CIS Vancouver
  • David Drzewiecki known as additional visual effects supervisor
  • Steve Dubin known as visual effects producer
  • Ryan Dutour known as compositor: CIS Vancouver
  • Moritz Eiche known as compositing supervisor: CIS Vancouver
  • Nicholas Elwell known as visual effects coordinator
  • Sebastian Feldman known as digital artist: ILM
  • Peter Fiala known as previs artist
  • Brandon Flyte known as digital compositor
  • Chad Lee Fox known as CG artist: CIS Vancouver (as Chad Fox)
  • Fortunato Frattasio known as digital effects supervisor: Wildfire VFX
  • Laura Fremmerlid known as compositor: CIS Vancouver
  • Larry Gaynor known as senior paint and roto: CIS Hollywood
  • Bill George known as visual effects supervisor: ILM
  • Jamison Scott Goei known as visual effects supervisor: Rez-Illusion
  • Jeremy Goldman known as CG supervisor: ILM
  • Marissa Gomes known as production coordinator: ILM
  • Bryant Terrell Griffin known as digital artist: ILM (as Bryant Griffin)
  • Geoffrey Hancock known as digital effects supervisor: CIS Vancouver
  • Zane Harker known as digital effects colorist: CIS Vancouver
  • Peter Hart known as matchmove artist: CIS Vancouver
  • Heather Elisa Hill known as visual effects project manager: CIS Hollywood
  • Dennis Hoffman known as head of production: CIS Vancouver
  • Petra Holtorf known as visual effects producer (as Petra Holtorf-Stratton)
  • Chris Hopkins known as 3D visual effects artist
  • Chris Hopkins known as digital compositor: Rez-Illusion
  • Jill E. Hughes known as production manager: ILM
  • Chris Ingersoll known as Flame artist
  • Patrick Kavanaugh known as visual effects supervisor: CIS Hollywood
  • Richard Kidd known as visual effects supervisor
  • Perry M. Kimura known as scanning and recording
  • Jeanmarie King known as visual effects producer: ILM (as Jeanie King)
  • Ronald Knol known as systems administrator: CIS Vancouver
  • Maggie Kraisamutr known as digital compositor: Rez-Illusion
  • Robin Lee known as systems administrator: CIS Vancouver
  • Louis Leung known as CG artist: CIS Vancouver
  • Justin Liebregts known as animator
  • Bob Lyss known as compositor: CIS Hollywood
  • Mark Maccora known as digital compositor: Rez-Illusion
  • Michael MacGillivray known as visual effects editor: CIS Vancouver
  • Heather MacPhee known as paint and rotoscope artist: CIS Hollywood
  • Harrison Marks known as visual effects coordinator
  • Wolfgang Maschin known as compositing supervisor: Catalyst Media
  • Riley McDougall known as data management: CIS Vancouver
  • Brian McGraw known as media operations: ILM
  • Tom McHattie known as compositor: CIS Vancouver
  • Melanie Miller known as visual effects coordinator: Rez-Illusion (as Melanie Miller)
  • Reika Nishio known as data management: CIS Vancouver
  • Thomas Nittmann known as visual effects producer: lola visual effects
  • Sam Nixon known as matchmove artist: CIS Vancouver
  • Brian Nugent known as Flame artist
  • Julie Orosz known as visual effects producer: CIS Hollywood
  • Jinnie Pak known as visual effects producer: CIS Vancouver
  • Earl Paraszczynec known as CG artist: CIS Vancouver
  • Sookie Park known as digital compositor: Rez-Illusion
  • Mario Peixoto known as compositor: CIS Vancouver
  • Mike Pekala known as digital artist: Catalyst Media
  • Christine Petrov known as head of 2D: CIS Vancouver
  • Chi Pham known as systems administrator: CIS Vancouver
  • Mario Pochat known as CG artist: CIS Vancouver
  • Ricardo Quintero known as compositor: CIS Vancouver
  • Lara Ramirez known as visual effects editor
  • Lauren Ritchie known as visual effects producer: Wildfire VFX
  • Michael Roderick known as digital compositor
  • Thomas Rosseter known as compositor: CIS Vancouver (as Tom Rosseter)
  • Chris Ryan known as CG supervisor: CIS Hollywood
  • Christian Severin known as digital artist: Catalyst Media
  • Drew Shields known as previs artist: CIS
  • Raena Singh known as visual effects producer: Catalyst Media
  • Karl Sisson known as digital effect artist: CIS Vancouver
  • Dereck Sonnenburg known as assistant visual effects supervisor
  • Jim Soukup known as digital artist: ILM
  • Geordie Spradling known as paint & rotoscoping artist: CIS Hollywood
  • Joe Stevenson known as digital artist: ILM
  • Joe Woodward Stevenson known as digital artist (as Joe Stevenson)
  • Kevin Struckman known as compositor: CIS Vancouver
  • Tammy Sutton known as paint/wire removal
  • Ahren Thomas known as digital compositor: Rez-Illusion
  • Enrique Torres known as pre-visualization artist
  • Curtis Tsai known as data management: CIS Vancouver
  • Luke Vallee known as digital compositor
  • Michael Van Eps known as digital artist: ILM
  • Sean Wallitsch known as flame artist
  • Jessica Wan known as roto artist: CIS Vancouver
  • Talmage Watson known as digital artist: ILM
  • Edson Williams known as visual effects supervisor: lola visual effects
  • Steve Won known as visual effects coordinator: CIS Vancouver
  • Noel Wright known as compositor: CIS Vancouver
  • Johan Yang known as animator: Rainmaker
  • Ryan Zuttermeister known as associate visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
  • Matt Ashton known as senior systems: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
  • Donald Fly known as general manager: CIS Group (uncredited)
  • Brian Holmes known as systems engineer: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
  • Katie Miller known as production assistant: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • USA 17 November 2008 (Los Angeles, California) (premiere)
  • Russia 20 November 2008
  • Sweden 20 November 2008 (Stockholm International Film Festival)
  • Canada 21 November 2008
  • Italy 21 November 2008
  • Mexico 21 November 2008
  • Sweden 21 November 2008
  • Switzerland 21 November 2008 (Italian speaking region)
  • USA 21 November 2008
  • Belgium 26 November 2008
  • Philippines 26 November 2008
  • Czech Republic 27 November 2008
  • Hungary 27 November 2008
  • Malaysia 27 November 2008
  • United Arab Emirates 27 November 2008
  • Estonia 28 November 2008
  • Latvia 28 November 2008
  • Thailand 28 November 2008
  • Indonesia 3 December 2008
  • UK 3 December 2008 (London) (premiere)
  • Lebanon 4 December 2008
  • Netherlands 4 December 2008
  • Portugal 4 December 2008
  • Iceland 5 December 2008
  • Poland 5 December 2008 (limited)
  • Spain 5 December 2008
  • South Korea 10 December 2008
  • Australia 11 December 2008
  • Kazakhstan 11 December 2008
  • Lithuania 12 December 2008
  • Taiwan 12 December 2008
  • Vietnam 12 December 2008
  • Finland 18 December 2008 (limited)
  • Hong Kong 18 December 2008
  • Israel 18 December 2008
  • Singapore 18 December 2008
  • Brazil 19 December 2008
  • Ireland 19 December 2008
  • South Africa 19 December 2008
  • UK 19 December 2008
  • Venezuela 19 December 2008
  • Croatia 25 December 2008
  • Panama 25 December 2008
  • New Zealand 26 December 2008
  • Argentina 1 January 2009
  • Chile 1 January 2009
  • Colombia 1 January 2009
  • Greece 1 January 2009
  • Peru 1 January 2009
  • Uruguay 1 January 2009
  • Finland 2 January 2009
  • Romania 2 January 2009
  • France 7 January 2009
  • Switzerland 7 January 2009 (French speaking region)
  • Norway 9 January 2009
  • Poland 9 January 2009
  • Egypt 14 January 2009
  • Germany 15 January 2009
  • Kuwait 15 January 2009
  • Slovakia 15 January 2009
  • Austria 16 January 2009
  • Bulgaria 16 January 2009
  • Switzerland 4 February 2009 (German speaking region)
  • Denmark 6 February 2009
  • Slovenia 26 February 2009
  • Ecuador 6 March 2009
  • Japan 4 April 2009
  • Brazil 8 April 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Turkey 12 June 2009
  • USA 19 November 2009 (re-release) (limited)
  • India 20 November 2009
  • Canada 29 June 2010 (limited) (re-release)
  • USA 29 June 2010 (re-release)

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for some violence and a scene of sensuality



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  1. The_Amazing_Spy_Rises from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 6:40 pm

    NOTE: This review is the fair and unbiased opinion of someone withextremely little knowledge of the Twilight series. I watched the moviewith a few die hard fans who I talked to after the movie, and I willwork some of their thoughts into the review.

    Another much loved book series has been brought to life in the form ofTwilight, which despite having nothing in common with the Harry Potterseries, will undoubtedly draw comparisons because of the furor andcraze surrounding it. The main difference between the two, however, isthat the Harry Potter films are generally good and solid films.Twilight, despite having done a couple things right, is not.

    As a story, I will admit, Twilight is very catchy and interesting. NowI see what all the hype is about. If I was a young girl, I would gonuts over this stuff too. It's not just a vampire and a human fallingin love with each other, but because of the two leads, it's one of thebest on screen romances of the decade. This, however, is severely hurtby the fact that Twilight boasts easily some of the worst writing andediting I've ever seen. Let's not forget about the horrid VFX and pastymakeup, either. It's one of the cheesiest films of the year, and candefinitely be put in the category of "so bad it's ALMOST good". Yes, Ijust invented that category.

    The 'allure' of the film appears to be the character played by RobertPattinson, who ironically was previously known for his role in theHarry Potter series. Pattinson succeeded there and he more thansucceeds again, as he more than fit the bill for what he needed to dowith the character. Most actors would believe the only requirement ofthe character is to be good looking, but Pattinson takes it a stepfurther and makes Edward Cullen very likable, trustworthy, and in theend, a good hero for the audience. Kristen Stewart is sort of the queenof not showing facial expressions, so she's perfect for the role of theawkward teen Bella Swann. However, there were sometimes where her lackof emotion bothered me.

    Our supporting players…Well, none of them are noteworthy likePattinson is. The villain of the film is lame, cheesy, and played by anactor I can't take seriously. Nikki Reed is probably the best asRosalie, Edward's 'sister', and the antagonistic vibe felt from heradds a different side to the movie.

    Okay, I don't really know what possessed the writer of this screenplayto make it so horrible (was it the source material?), because thedialog is just so bad that I laughed at serious moments. There's a lotof intentional humor, mostly in the beginning when Bella and Edwardfeel like awkward teens in love. I guess the movie moved along okay,because I wasn't bored at all. I was either laughing at how stupid thedialog was, laughing at some of the mildly funny jokes, or gettingpulled in by the electric chemistry between Stewart and Pattinson.

    That, folks, is the reason most people will be able to sit through thismovie. The chemistry between the two leads, romantically and sexually,is amazing. In this respect, Pattinson and Stewart are perfectly castand it makes me wonder if they could end up together in real life someday. I was very surprised by how much I liked seeing their one on onescenes, as cheesy and bad as the VFX and editing are.

    As far as these visual effects go, I've seen a few vampire movies in myday. I'm going to assume director Catherine Hardwicke has seen a few.Well, she needs to watch a few more. Her fight scenes are horriblychoreographed, terribly shot, and lack the intensity required tosuccessfully rouse her audience. I could almost notice the wires theactors flew across on. I noticed a ton of errors with the editing aswell, such as basic stuff like mouths moving and no words coming out,and words coming out when no mouths were moving. The fight scene at theend has wicked bad editing too, as the sound mixing also suffers aswell.

    All in all, with Twilight, as bad a movie as it may be, I couldn't helpbut stay interested in it because of the electric chemistry between theleads. That alone kept me in the seat the whole time. It is technicallyone of the worst films of the year, but the entertainment factor in theabove respect keeps it out of the company of movies like Disaster Movieand College. I was actually lucky to see it with some of the fans ofthe book, and all of them (5) described the movie as a 'disappointment'and that the film went 'half way' with some subplots, either startingand dropping them, or randomly starting them halfway through anindividual subplot. They were not happy at all with this movie, butagreed on one thing: Robert Pattinson was the perfect Edward Cullen.I'll agree with them on all those points and say that Twilight isexactly what I thought it would be: so bad it's ALMOST good.

  2. DemonicAnthony from Rhode Island, United States
    30 Mar 2012, 6:40 pm

    This review may contain spoilers. You've been warned. Twilight was aterrible film adaption of a, let's face it, mediocre novel. I went intothe theater with an open mind, not expecting brilliance, but expectingto be entertained. Well, I guess I was technically entertained since Ilaughed throughout most of the movie. Sadly, I wasn't laughing atpurposely funny moments. I was laughing at the awkward "acting" of theactors and the terrible dialogue.

    Now this is where it gets tricky: Do we blame the screenwriter or theauthor? The movie made me realize just how corny the book's dialoguewas. I found myself rolling my eyes, when I wasn't laughing, at everyword out of the actor's mouth. Especially the dialogue between Edwardand Bella. Now, the dialogue could have been over looked if the actorswere able to deliver them. Alas, whoever decided to do casting for thisfilm decided to cast every "actor" with the acting ability of atoaster. Now, a toaster is a inanimate object and therefore cannot act.Get the hint? What made me laugh the hardest was at the end of themovie when Bella's mother decides to inform Phil VIA TEXT MESSAGE thatBella is alright. I was so shocked that she was really texting him thatI turned to my friend and whispered "Bella's okay, L-O-L". Really,though. Text messages? I would think that informing your potentialspouse of your child's well being would warrant a phone call at least.

    Now, I have to point out the scene where Edward decides to flash Bellathe goods. He want's to educate her in the ways of the vampire. Hecannot go out into sunlight NOT because he'll burn or turn to dust, butbecause he turns into a failed children's art project. Reading thescene in the book I already knew whoever turned the book into a filmwas going to have issues with the scene. However, I really thoughtthey'd aim for something above spraying Robert Pattinson with waterthen dumping craft store glitter on him. I didn't even notice the"sparkles" at first. My friend turned to me and commented "The sun hitshim and he gets gross and sweaty?" because, let's face it, that's whathe looked like. Damp and dirty. Oh baby, I can hardly contain myself! Icould go on and nit pick at everything, but I'm just going to wrap itup and say this movie was awful and I'm disappointed in thescreenwriter as well as the director. I feel like Hardwicke was toofocused on making the mise-en-scene beautiful and aestheticallypleasing, which is all well and good, but in doing so she over lookedher cast of actors who would probably get over looked at a high schoolplay audition with the way they displayed their acting abilities inthis movie. Though, maybe I take back the part of being disappointed inthe screenwriter since you can only do so much with the source materialyou're handed.

    BRING ON THE TWILIGHT FANS! I CAN TAKE THEM! *Shields at maximumpower!*

  3. black_heart_night from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 6:40 pm

    Now do not be offended by any of this, this is just my opinion.

    No I am not a rabid Twilight hater. I read the books, yes all of them.I thought they were interesting. Not very original, well thought out,or well written, but decent enough to read. I had several problems withthis movie. It's not just the cast. Though I think Cam Gigandet did anexcellent job as James. Okay my main problem with the cast was notreally who they picked. I guess it boils down to the fact that Bellaand Edward really are not that interesting. Is it so much to ask for aheroine who isn't so whiney and can take care of herself. Or maybe avampire who isn't broody and boring and doesn't SPRAKLE! ((sorry thatjust bugs the **** out of me)) I think if they had stuck more to theactually book it would have been better. Granted, not by much, but itwould have at least gotten 5 stars from me.

    I do like the cinematography. The movie is gorgeous visually, and as istated before the acting was not terrible. I would have pickeddifferent people for most of the cast, but thats me. I do have one morething to say before i end this.

    RABID TWIlIGHT FANS NEED TO CALM DOWN!!! ITS JUST A BOOK AND MOVIESERIES!! don't take the fact that people don't like it to heart. if youlike it, thats great.

  4. socact-1 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 6:40 pm

    To preface this review, I read all four Twilight books in one weekend(last weekend, actually) when I picked the first one up at the airport,and could not put it down. I zipped through the other three and went tothe midnight screening on opening day. To say the least, I wascaptivated by Twilight (and I'm in my 20s…).

    I was anxious to see the movie because, like so many other people, Ifelt really invested in Bella and Edward's story. Not only that, but Ilove the vampire premise – it just never gets old, especially when youput a new spin on it, as Meyer did in her books. The events of eachbook really ran together for me, so in a way, I felt like anon-Twilighter coming into this film. I really didn't care if the moviedeviated from the book – in fact, I was kind of hoping it would, sinceyou can't expect a book to translate directly to the screen. I heard alot of serious Twilight teens complaining about "major things" missingwhen I left the theater, but I honestly didn't notice any majoromissions.

    Overall, the film was better than I expected (based on previews, Iexpected it to be extremely cheesy, low-budget, and awkwardly filmed).It definitely grew on me as it went on, especially Pattinson'sperformance. His introduction was extremely awkward – not sure if thatwas Hardwicke's fault or Pattinson's acting. In any case, as soon as hesettled into his character, he was absolutely captivating. Stewartplays a great brooder, and she certainly did that here. I loved thescenes with her father; in my opinion, these were some of the gems ofthe movie.

    The romance between Edward and Bella, which was obviously the crux ofthe film, was fueled by their chemistry, but not much else. Where wasthe development?! I really wish Hardwicke or the screenwriter orsomebody had taken more time to delve into the roots of theirrelationship. It all just happened way too fast. I feel like thishappened because of the James story, which to me was almost completelyunnecessary (yeah, I know, it's a big part of the book and obviouslyneeds to be here). But even so, the film would have been a more movingromance, and probably a more poignant, emotional film, if that cheesy,goofy subplot hadn't existed.

    Hardwicke dealt exceptionally well with teen angst, which was evidentin the high school shots. Unfortunately, she really struggled with thevampire side of things. I have to put most of the blame on the directorbecause the characters were all spot-on, very well-acted and well-cast.I also think a higher budget would have done wonders for this movie,and I'm hoping that becomes a reality for the sequel. The specialeffects were embarrassingly bad, and nearly ruined the movie.

    Overall, I enjoyed "Twilight" for what it was – a romance that probedthe timeless dilemma of wanting what you can't have (and despiteMeyer's Mormon beliefs, this whole series is basically a metaphor forsex). It makes for an interesting, compelling story, and I expect morefrom the sequels, because the potential is certainly there.

  5. AnnaShade from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 6:40 pm

    I have read the books, and the first thing I noticed was that the storywasn't about a plot line at all. It's about the characters and what'sgoing on with them. Stephenie Meyer focuses on interaction, not ondialog, plot, or setting, which is fine. But it makes for a bad movie.

    Surprisingly, Twilight wasn't that bad of a film. I expected it to bemuch worse. As I said, there's very little plot or dialog in the book,so it's hard to make a convincing film. They had to over act looks totry and communicate without many words. I could probably count on onehand the lines in the movie.

    Other than the over acting, it wasn't bad. There were some very goodmoments and some very "eh" moments. But overall I would recommend it toTwilight fans. But if you see it in the theater, go during a time whenall the little junior high and high school girls are in class; youreardrums will thank you for it. And I swear I lost ten IQ points justlistening to them.

  6. jury28 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 6:40 pm

    I would give this movie no stars.. This movie is pathetic. I mean sopathetic. The acting was awful!

    The movie starts well, but once they introduce the Cullens its prettymuch downhill. Ashley Greene looks good as Alice, Jackson Rathbonelooks constipated as Jasper, a wooden plank would have been a moreconvincing Edward. Robert Pattinson deserves the Razzie, secondthought, his acting is so horrible that a razzie is like honoring him.

    Vampires are supposed to be scary, when Edward scales trees he actslike a monkey, move over Kong! The baseball match looks like SuperMario Sluggers on steroids! Horrible..

    The scene where Edward glitters is pathetic. It looks someone dumpedsome glitter on him..

    On the other hand Charlie Swan and Jacob were spot on.

    Over all the director tried too hard and lost it all. I stronglybelieve someone with more experience should direct a high profile filmlike this. This movie doesn't appeal as a Vampire movie or as aRomantic movie. Its pathetic..


  7. Kristine ( from Chicago, Illinois
    30 Mar 2012, 6:40 pm

    That was my interpretation of this weekend that I had to endure workingat my movie theater, all these little hormone crazed brace wearingunder developed young girls who I think would've just about died withthe anticipation of seeing Twilight, I'm not kidding, I personallywitnessed a twelve year old say that she wanted to have RobertPattinson's baby. OK, so how I saw the movie, my sister, ironically myolder sister has been just raving about the Twilight series with herfriends and told me that I have to read these books, after weeks ofbugging me with it, I finally broke down and read them. Actually it'skind of a fun series, it reminded me of the same love that I had forthe TV series Buffy the vampire Slayer when I was a young teen. But ofcourse she has to take me to the midnight premiere with 100,000 crazedfans who were knocking each other down and crawling all over each otherjust to see a movie.

    Bella Swan has always been a little bit different, never caring aboutfitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When hermother remarries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainylittle town of Forks, Washington, she doesn't expect much of anythingto change. Then she meets the mysterious and beautiful Edward Cullen.Intelligent and witty, he sees straight into her soul. Soon, Bella andEdward are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance.Edward can run faster than a mountain lion, he can stop a moving carwith 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 humanblood.

    So, my opinion about Twilight the movie… honestly, it's average, it'smy junior high romance with a vampire. I hate, beyond hate to say this,I'm a hypocrite for saying this, but because I read the book before Isaw the movie, I had this completely different interpretation of whatthe characters look like and how they say certain lines. Twilight themovie made me laugh more than anything simply because of the actors,Robert and Kristen are not bad actors, but the way they talked, I justcouldn't take their "love" seriously. Peter Facinelli who playedCarlisle Cullen, Edward's father, was exactly how I pictured and pulledin the best performance of the film. Is it worth the watch, absolutelyif you're a fan of the books, otherwise, I would say if you just wannasee this movie, I recommend the matinée price because honestly, I thinkI may have lost my hearing after this weekend of the none stop screamsfrom crazed teens.


  8. evil_suger_plum_faerie from Canada
    30 Mar 2012, 6:40 pm

    Let's face it, the movie was a total let down. I had low expectations.Extremely low but the movie disappointed me even then. The amazing lovestory we all read in the books was transformed into a whiny preteennightmare. There was chemistry between Robert and Kristen, there is nodenying that, but I didn't feel the need that is in the books. They aresupposed to be I-can't-live-without-you, take-me-forever,I'm-devoted-to-you-always in love (Unless you want to count that oneincident in Eclipse, but let's face it, most of us don't) but all I sawwas a bored vampire and an indifferent girl.

    The one thing that made me most angry was the complete disregard forthe meadow scene. It is a VERY important part in the book where theypretty much declare themselves to each other. This meadow scene lastedall of 10 seconds and consisted of them staring at each other. Theychanged around the timing of the movie so much that it almost made nosense. Lets face it, the book was a good story but the writing wasn'tup to par. It was pretty much written to be turned into a movie and thescreenwriter obviously didn't realize that.

    Sure, Robert was smoking hot (don't lie, you saw the ray bands) but hisperformance of Edward was terrible. The first time Bella walked intothe Biology class, I laughed at his expression as did most people inthe theater (some of them were too busy squealing). His badly-coveredup English accent was also laughable.

    Jasper was perfect, the person that made me laugh during the moviebecause if you looked, not at where the camera was focused, in mostscenes you could see him lurking in the background and I think it fithis character well. Carlisle was cast to a T as were Esme, Jessica,Rosalie, Emmett and Alice. They all fit their parts well even if Iimagined Alice a little bouncier, Emmett a little bigger and Rosalie abit more bitchy.

    Oh, the camera work. I'm not denying it, I liked the flickers betweenscenes at times but after a while, it can give you a headache. Theinsane closeups did NOT do what they were supposed to (show theintensity) instead they made me where they were half the time andrealize how much makeup the actors where wearing. Every time there wasa close up on Robert, it was totally obvious he was wearing contacts.Seriously, look for the line.

    The one thing that was actually done really well was the climax withthe ballet studio and James. The fight scene was pretty cool and Itotally believed that James wanted to kill Bella right there. But, withevery up there is a down. After James is killed and They are takingcare of Bella, why couldn't Edward have been more upset? It's writtenright in the book that he all but cries when he sees her.

    The movie was hyped up to an extreme so it was obvious it would be alet down, I just didn't know how bad it actually was. I don't get whythey couldn't do little things that would have made it a bit better;The biology class incident? Bella wearing blue? Why the hell did Jameshave to bite her arm instead of her hand? Would that have been SO hardto change? All in all, go see it if you are a Twilight fan but beweary. If you aren't, stay away because you will not understand a thingthat is going on. As I said in my title, somewhere, Edwards is rollingover in his hypothetical coffin (yes I know they don't sleep incoffins, or sleep period for that matter, but that's why it'shypothetical)

  9. CaniCanz from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 6:40 pm

    This is just one person's opinion. No need to get angry, in fact I'dlike you to convince me I'm wrong.

    The movie is missing the magic. Edward appeared on screen and Iswooned. He opened his mouth and I cringed. Edward is strong andconfident. He wasn't a whiney, smitten child. In love yes, but broodingand in pain. Bella was delicate, not just dry and indifferent. ThisBella lacked emotion maybe even a soul-who is she? She didn't feel likethe yearning, thoughtful Bella I had imagined. I wished she needed tobe protected. This version can take care of her own business–and I'mnot sure how bad she wants to be with Edward, or why for that matter.Maybe if she narrated her emotions would have been more pronounced.Don't get me wrong, the actors' chemistry is very evident, they shouldget married and have melodramatic children. But was the film fromBella's perspective or not? The changing pov was off-putting. This filmproves that Meyer's pages and pages are what bring this story andEdward and Bella's love to life.

    The TONE was completely lost in the book to script to screentranslation. The story is supposed to be a song that takes you toanother world, one where vampires and werewolves exist. The story is anintoxicating melody. Here we're presented with a boy-band pop song sungby kids who think of themselves as classically trained Opera singers.PICK ONE. Be a chart-topping, America's Top 40 or be the haunting,dangerous lullaby I think a lot of fans were looking for.

    Speaking of boy band…the screen version of Jacob Black is one "ByeBye Bye" from being the lead singer inOver-Produced-Axe-Wearing-Guy-Group 2008. Jacob, in my mind, is earthy.He's a guy's guy and gets his hands dirty fixing cars and buildingstuff. Jacob always left me feeling like he was wise beyond his years,a smitten kitten of course, but I always felt that he was more dynamicthan this cute little wig-wearing version. I always felt this sense ofhistory and quiet power. This version wears Abercrombie (and randomlyappears from behind trees apparently…you'll see).

    The cast was quite OK for me. I did feel bad watching them try todeliver the lines they were given. I get that this is a vampire-romancemovie, but honestly. The script is dripping in gooey, sticky, melted,mixed cheeses. OK, so it's fantastical, but to slap me in the face withGouda and Brie every other frame is just insulting.

    Cheese aside, Charlie was great. His timing was spot on. Carlisleplayed the part, but the caked-on white makeup so completelydistracting. Esme– I wanted to crawl up onto her lap and have her tellme bedtime stories. Love it. Alice… that's her on that screen. Alittle bouncier and she's perfect. Jasper– freakishly creepy andpained, loved it. When he comes out of his shell and plays more thanthe wide-eyed silent sidekick, I'm all over it. Those who doubted Reedneed to reconsider. Rosalie is freaking hot and one sassy vamp.Emmett…holy crap, on the money (call me). Jessica is the best castingjob in life…Mike, however…really?

    I know that this is just a movie. Film is a different medium thanbooks. We get to create the world from a book but people get tointerpret for us on screen, I know. I just wish it wasn't so far offbase for me. I wanted nothing more than to enjoy it. I think I'm goingto remember the series the way I imagined it and set this versionaside. My oil canvas painting to their Polaroid.

    Who's melodramatic now? This girl.

    Here's hopping they make a choice for the next one: teen scene or darklove story so audiences know what they're getting into. Teenie Boppersare quite loyal, perhaps bubblegum will beef up their box office.

  10. cligutan from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 6:40 pm

    Don't spend your time comparing it to the book. If you just sit therecomparing the book and the movie, you'll take the fun out of the movieitself. If you are a book reader, reading Midnight Sun really helpsunderstand Edward's reactions and such. This is the best movie I'veseen that has stayed the closest to the book as much as it could. I dounderstand why they made a few changes to please some of the moviegoerswho haven't read the book. It ties things in a different but acceptableway. I loved how they interpreted the book. I understand that it was ateen movie so of course there was a little cheesiness at times. Buthey, the book is geared towards a teen audiences regardless of the wideage range that actually reads it. I think Summit did a good job andshould make New Moon.

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