- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 29, 2010
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Magnolia
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Making of Eclipse
- HDNet: A look at the Eclipse
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.00
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Box Office - 02/23/2010
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film remains an effective showcase for both director and cast, particularly the wonderful and always underrated Ciaran Hinds..."
Film Comment - 03/01/2010
"[I]ts dream-like tonal and narrative unpredictability, interspersed with a few completely jarring horror-film moments, makes for an experience that will, yes, haunt audiences for a long time to come."
New York Times - 03/26/2010
"A moody little number, THE ECLIPSE makes good on its name by sometimes obscuring its themes and even point..."
Wall Street Journal - 03/26/2010
"Everyone is haunted by something in Conor McPherson's THE ECLIPSE, a leisurely and quite lovely drama that honors the conventions of gothic ghost stories without the slightest strain of self-irony."
Los Angeles Times - 03/26/2010
"Irish playwright Conor McPherson's agreeably melancholy, spooky and romantic 'The Eclipse' -- his third film as writer-director -- gets the most out of assorted hauntings."
A.V. Club - 03/25/2010
"Hinds and Hjejle have terrific chemistry as two lost, lonely souls who find comfort in each other for a brief idyll....It's refreshing to see a film acknowledge that life and love don't end at 50..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/09/2010
"[W]hat holds this little thriller together is Hinds' sorrowful and moving performance as a man haunted in more ways than one." -- Grade: B+
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/14/2010
3 stars out of 4 -- "Aidan Quinn is superb at creating a man with the potential to behave as a monster, but with a certain buried decency."
Ciarán Hinds (THERE WILL BE BLOOD) stars in this chilling drama that earned him the Best Actor prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. The Belfast-born actor plays a widower who experiences disturbing nightmares. An encounter with two authors (played by Aidan Quinn and Iben Hjejle) brings them all closer to a haunting reality that should be confined to horror novels.