Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on by a marriage, honeymoon, and the tumultuous birth of a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 11, 2012
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Slow, joyless, and loaded with unintentionally humorous moments, Breaking Dawn Part 1 may satisfy the Twilight faithful, but it's strictly for fans of the franchise.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

This penultimate "Twilight" film is the best in the series so far. It's languorous, romantic, moody, and, in the end, horrifying.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

It all goes wrong just when it should go right.

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

For those still in possession of their wits, this film is not only the worst of the Twilight flicks so far, but just about the most melodramatic and insipid movie I've ever watched.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

Color us stoked that a Twilight movie even strays into evil-fetus territory.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Melodrama reigns in this supernatural soap opera, even though author Stephanie Meyer's tale takes a decided turn toward the weird and violent.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

The worst film in the "saga." Utter camp.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The last twenty minutes of Breaking Dawn are so harrowing that it's possible to forget that most of the acting is soap-operatic (the guy who plays Carlisle is aging to look like Liberace) and the dialogue from hunger.

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Richard Roeper

This is a well-made film, though sometimes unintentionally funny.

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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

These movies have become one big joke, with hokey acting, slapdash visuals and Kindergarten dialogue. It felt like such a parody that it might as well have been directed by those jerks who made DISASTER MOVIE and EPIC MOVIE.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
Twi4 - it seems each Twilight gets a bit worse. This one features Bella in dark makeup - each scene a little darker than the previous.
KJ Proulx
"The Twilight Saga" has never been particularly great, and after the dreadfully poor "New Moon," I had lost all hope for the young… More
Eugene Bernabe
The first-half of the last chapter of the Stephanie Meyer adaptation disappoints as the rest of the films did. As what Deathly Hallows Part 1 did in the past,… More
Nate Zoebl
Taking a cue from the blockbuster film franchise of our age, the Harry Potter series, the producers and studio heads decided to split the final Twilight film… More
Wildaly M
Eh... I kinda liked it. Just because the teasing from the first three movies was over and they actually got on with it!
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Sorry team Bella, team Edward, or team Jacob (or should I just say em : Twilights fans), I just can't rate this movie any higher than this.. I'm not a… More