The Eclipse A smart, scary, spine-tinglingly matter-of-fact ghost story. In the Irish village of Cobh, Michael (Ciarén Hinds), a lonely widowed father, volunteers his services at the… The Eclipse A smart, scary, spine-tinglingly matter-of-fact ghost story. In the Irish village of Cobh, Michael (Ciarén Hinds), a lonely widowed father, volunteers his services at the… 2010-03-26 R PT86MINS. Drama Ciaran Hinds Aidan Quinn
Movie Review

The Eclipse (2010)

MPAA Rating: R
The Eclipse | THRILLER Aidan Quinn and Iben Hjejle play authors in this smart, scary, spine-tinglingly matter-of-fact ghost story.
THRILLER Aidan Quinn and Iben Hjejle play authors in this smart, scary, spine-tinglingly matter-of-fact ghost story.
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Mar 26, 2010; Rated: R; Length: 86 mins.; Genre: Drama; With: Ciaran Hinds

A smart, scary, spine-tinglingly matter-of-fact ghost story. In the Irish village of Cobh, Michael (Ciarén Hinds), a lonely widowed father, volunteers his services at the local literary festival. There, he plays on-call driver to two visiting writers: a drunken, egomaniacal celebrity novelist (Aidan Quinn) and a gentle, comely author of paranormal fiction (Iben Hjejle). There's a love triangle, as well as a ghost that will make you jump (seriously). But what holds The Eclipse together is Hinds' sorrowful and moving performance as a man haunted in more ways than one. B+

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Originally posted Mar 30, 2010 Published in issue #1097 Apr 09, 2010 Order article reprints
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