(2009)

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88
Hinds has been ready for a role of this size and shape for years; it was simply a matter of finding it, and its finding him.
83
What holds The Eclipse together is Hinds' sorrowful and moving performance as a man haunted in more ways than one.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
The Eclipse is needlessly confusing. Is it a ghost story or not? Perhaps this is my problem.
75
With apologies to George A. Romero and the impending zombie apocalypse, The Eclipse may be the most realistic film where something dead comes to life and tries to feast on human flesh. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/15/MVST1CTGJ4.DTL#ixzz0lDuetYGS
75
As for the scary business - it is, indeed, scary, delivered with an intensity that will make you think twice the next time you find yourself driving alone, or opening a closet door when no one else happens to be around.
75
Well worth seeing for its acting and its tempting cinematography. Don't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to book a vacation in Cobh.
75
McPherson has managed a rare hat trick in genre mash-up, fashioning a deeply absorbing movie that balances horror, romance, comedy and observant humanism with surprising finesse.
70
Wall Street Journal
A leisurely and quite lovely drama that honors the conventions of gothic ghost stories without the slightest stain of self-irony.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Intriguing mix of engaging drama and wonderful dialogue, all infused with stirring hints of the supernatural.
63
Above all, the film is lucky to have one of the better character actors in recent movies in a lead role: Ciarán Hinds as Michael Farr.
60
The actors - including Aidan Quinn as Lena's lover - work hard to balance a mood that fluctuates between stillness and stagnancy.

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