Twilight Reviews

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.
November 22, 2011
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April 25, 2003
February 14, 2001
Despite its pluses, despite trying to do all the right things, Twilight comes up lacking in both energy and plot, two areas that no noir, geezer or otherwise, can afford to be caught short in.
January 1, 2000
A fascinating, elegantly plotted yarn that offers a haunting perspective on who we seem to be, who we are and what really counts.
January 1, 2000
The movie's story is too obvious in its message, and too absurd in its plotting.
January 1, 2000
This is a B-movie screenplay with an A-level cast and crew.
January 1, 2000
Writer-director Robert Benton obviously intended to paint this neo-noir in somber tones, but he's succeeded beyond what's good for his movie.
January 1, 2000
Part of Twilight's charm is the way it reconfigures Rio Bravo, El Dorado, and Rio Lobo in the process of making its own discoveries, not so much imitating or appropriating the earlier films as applying their strategies to goals quite alien to Hawks.
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January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Whenever Newman, Sarandon and Hackman are in the same scene, there's something like 107 years of film-acting is up there on the screen, and it shows.
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.
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.
March 6, 1998