The Eclipse Reviews are as random as the folks writing them. If you go in search of someone who disliked the movie, you will find them. If you want someone to give it 3 cheers or five stars, you can find them. But, the meat of the reviews is where you can learn whether it’s the kind of movie you want to see.
As for the Eclipse reviews by the folks who garner the most attention, the New York Times says this is the best of three films. Variety writer Peter Debruge agrees that this particular film meets his standards of a really good movie.But, just as mentioned, a Chicago suburban newspaper calls the move “outrageously overwrought” and indicates that the first two were as well. So, the third film in the Twilight series and most of the reviews rank accordingly with the reviews of the first two films.
One Eclipse review calls the movie and the entire Twilight series for that matter “Star Wars for girls”. Steve Friedel was impressed and deemed the movie better than the first two. Another well known movie reviewer indicated that he didn’t like either of the first two films in this series but Eclipse was definitely worth his time and effort. This is the first time in the history of the series that film critics are giving the movie praise.