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Based on 38 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
It took three films, but The Twilight Saga finally nails just the right tone in Eclipse, a film that neatly balances the teenage operatic passions from Stephenie Meyer's novels with the movies' supernatural trappings.
80
Variety
Employing a bigger budget, better effects and an edgier director ("Hard Candy's" David Slade), Eclipse focuses on what works -- the stars.
75
With the bigger story and more fully developed relationships than the previous films, this is the first Twilight film that feels like a real movie in its own right.
63
Orlando Sentinel
The Twilight Saga comes close to that sweet spot between swooning silliness and special effects slaughter with Eclipse.
60
Forget Team Edward vs. Team Jacob. I'm backing Team David, as in David Slade, the director who has finally managed to breathe some life into the "Twilight" series, heretofore a deadly dull undead undertaking.
60
The truth is, almost everyone planning to see Eclipse will know how things end before the opening credits even appear. So Slade and his cast can be proud that they consistently keep us involved anyway.
50
The movie contains violence and death, but not really very much. For most of its languorous running time, it listens to conversations between Bella and Edward, Bella and David, Edward and David, and Edward and Bella and David. This would play better if any of them were clever conversationalists, but their ideas are limited to simplistic renderings of their desires.
50
These movies are more about the experience of hearing girls and women who should know better holler at the screen. They could just as well be at a concert.
50
Chicago Tribune
More happens in Eclipse than in the previous "Twilight" zone, "New Moon," and yet it's duller
42
Tampa Bay Times
I honestly thought Eclipse would be different, after "New Moon" showed stirrings of cinematic life.

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