Twilight Reviews

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January 9, 2018
With its underlying theme of Hollywood class resentment and an array of B-list citizenry, Robert Benton's aptly titled Twilight is better than a lot of contemporary films at capturing the feel of vintage Los Angeles-based detective fiction.
May 26, 2006
The movie has a hazy, sleepy, and sad look that reminded me (favorably) of Chinatown. Brilliant.
November 15, 2005
Never less than engaging and intelligent.
September 10, 2004
June 29, 2004
March 29, 2004
February 22, 2004
May 20, 2003
October 15, 2002
Mr. Benton's smart script, co-written with Richard Russo, allows the fine cast to explore honor, betrayal and desire among people who have lived long enough to know who they really are.
September 27, 2002
A slow moving mystery film that won't appeal to all audiences. It's so good to see this cast working together that you're willing to forgive the film's little shortcomings.
June 5, 2002
As noir, Twilight is a class act.
March 2, 2002
In the diminishment of his life, an elder nurtures magnanimity and wears it well.
February 28, 2002
This smart neo-noir is pretty enjoyable, but it's too dumb for its own good.
January 28, 2002
Director Robert Benton and cowriter Richard Russo have embellished the script with witty repartee that bears comparison with the best of Chandler and Hammett.
January 1, 2001
If you are a fan of these stars, or of the genre of film noir, you don't want to miss this movie.
January 1, 2000
The story may be only half-finished, but the stars sure aren't.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Robert Benton's direction is strong with careful attention to shots and minutiae, giving the film's actors the chance to show off their inner workings with the flick of a lighter or the tremble of a hand.
January 1, 2000
Though the mystery doesn't need nearly that long to unravel, from moment to moment, the performances are all so good that it's easy to overlook the plot's flimsiness.
January 1, 2000
The film makes it a pleasure to watch the main characters -- played by Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman and James Garner -- sparring in style.
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