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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

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Average Rating: 5.2/10
Reviews Counted: 177
Fresh: 86 | Rotten: 91

It's the most entertaining Twilight, but that's not enough to make Breaking Dawn Part 2 worth watching for filmgoers who don't already count themselves among the franchise converts.

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Average Rating: 5.3/10
Critic Reviews: 38
Fresh: 17 | Rotten: 21

It's the most entertaining Twilight, but that's not enough to make Breaking Dawn Part 2 worth watching for filmgoers who don't already count themselves among the franchise converts.

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The astonishing conclusion to the series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions. -- (C) Official Site

Mar 2, 2013

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All Critics (177) | Top Critics (38) | Fresh (86) | Rotten (91) | DVD (2)

A feast of ripe dialogue and bloodsucking action.

December 3, 2012 Full Review Source: New Yorker
New Yorker
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The fifth and final entry in the historically successful "Twilight" franchise is the most self-aware and in some ways the most entertaining.

November 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com
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If anything, this series has gotten dumber and more inert as it has progressed, with this last one finally reaching over into an extended wallow in camp.

November 19, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
New York Magazine/Vulture
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I'll probably never understand the popularity of the Twilight movies. They're haphazardly assembled adaptations of awful books.

November 18, 2012 Full Review Source: ReelViews
ReelViews
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You're going to hear a lot about Breaking Dawn Part 2 being the best of the Twilight movies. That's like saying a simple head cold is preferable to swine flu.

November 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
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The 'Twilight Saga' has no upmarket aspirations. Seeking neither critical applause or peer-review awards, these movies, like those of Tyler Perry, seek only to provide unabashed satisfaction to those who believe in their characters.

November 16, 2012 Full Review Source: MSN Movies
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If you're looking for a review that will tell you the movie is terrible and its fans are idiots, I'm afraid I must disappoint you.

July 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Twitch

The film's long middle is still a slog, but the beginning and ending are loud and weird enough to supply solid entertainment.

May 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Seven Days
Seven Days

In "The Twilight Saga-Breaking Dawn, Part 2," Bella gets a much-needed fire in her belly. Her wimpy former self is suddenly a badass.

February 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Chambers
Movie Chambers

I may not be a doctor but believe me there is no way that Stewart and Pattinson would ever produce a baby this ugly.

January 6, 2013 Full Review Source: MediaMikes
MediaMikes

The Twilight series comes to a close with this uneven yet satisfying finale that effectively wraps up the saga of these vivid, almost iconic characters...

January 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

It's been a sappy and largely uneventful ride, and I welcome The Hunger Games taking its place in girls' hearts, but let's not pretend there haven't been far worse film series.

December 17, 2012 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

I rolled my eyes, laughed at, and laughed with this film. I was entertained. It's a sloppy enjoyable mess, and the most fun I had watching a 'Twilight' movie.

December 11, 2012 Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review
The Scorecard Review

Taylor Lautner's abs.

December 8, 2012 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

Hopelessly dumb and often unintentionally funny. As with everything about this nutty series, I couldn't shake the feeling that Stephenie Meyer's creation is just kooky in all the wrong ways.

December 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

if you haven't seen any of them - why not see this one? It's crazy fun for less than two hours ... It's all very tonally specific, and the tone is bonkers. But it's so intriguing, and everyone looks so good ... the guiltiest pleasure of the year.

December 4, 2012 Full Review Source: ABC Radio (Australia)
ABC Radio (Australia)

In one of Stephenie Meyer's weirder conceits, Jacob 'imprints' on Bella's daughter: This may be the most awkward way to resolve a love triangle since Luke discovered Leia was his sister.

December 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Condon, the cast, and the crew of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 have made something they can be proud of.

November 30, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

"Breaking Dawn Part 2" offers readers and moviegoers the ending they hoped for. Only problem is most will be asking for more and wishing it was not the final chapter.

November 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum
Entertainment Spectrum

If only the other films in the series featured such surprises (as in this film's climactic battle) instead of being so by-the-numbers in adaptation and crafting, the saga might have proven more significant.

November 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Dearest
Movie Dearest

This franchise ends with a fitting finale that neither proves the series worth, nor does it disappoint the faithful.

November 26, 2012 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

The big payoff to the Twilight saga is a solidly mounted, carefully directed exercise in franchise box-ticking... Even the decapitations are done tastefully.

November 26, 2012 Full Review Source: 3AW

I'm afraid there will be more of these, since these particular kinds of films provide a way for studios to make tons of money using very little effort or creative resources.

November 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

The perfect ending of the series for those who are fans of the books, but for the rest it is a little overdone and confusing.

November 22, 2012 Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com
jackiekcooper.com

At a key point, coven leader Aro (Michael Sheen) lets out a spectacular laugh - which nearly drowned out my own.

November 22, 2012 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

Audience Reviews for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is a mediocre end to a mediocre series.100 minutes may seem like a brief run time for a story of this caliber, but it definitely feels longer. Supposedly, the first 75% of the film serves as a buildup for the massive finale, but it turns out to be tedious and uneventful. Then the finale comes and it is a tad underwhelming.The violence is toned down brutality with no blood in sight, while the CG is passable. There is a bunch of it in the finale, but epic the battle is not.For the most part Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are stale and monotone. Taylor Lautner is a little better. Ashley Green and Martin Sheen are the lives of the party, but they can only do so much.The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 brings closure as needed. Nothing more. Nothing less.
April 17, 2013
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Check in at themoviefreakblog.com 3/27 for my review.
March 23, 2013
spielberg00

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A really good series, and an absolutely perfect ending to the movie franchise. I don't care what the critics, or those lamebrains at the Razzie awards, say...the Twilight series have been very enjoyable. I enjoyed all the movies immensely, and I am sorry to see it finished!
March 19, 2013
itsjustme2004

Super Reviewer

This is the conclusion of the "Twilight" series(well until they remake or come up with something else. As far as this series goes, this is probably the best of the bunch, but it's still a bad movie. I only say that because a lot of people lose their heads(literally, but there is no blood and it looks bad). I know, I know a lot of people love these movies, but I'm sorry they just aren't that great. The acting is terrible, the plot is weak, the effects are cheap, and they just don't seem to go anywhere. "Breaking Dawn Part 1" was really the only one that advanced anything in the series and "Part 2" is ends it with kind of a whimper. I'm sure that there is a good movie that can be made out of this series, but in my opinion it hasn't happened yet. Kristin Stewart is just as bland as a vampire as she is a human, and the rest of the cast is just as bad. The only real reason to watch this, is if you have watched the rest of the movies, just to see how it ends(and it's a weak ending). Otherwise just ignore it, and wait for the reboot.
March 17, 2013
Everett Johnson

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    1. Bella Swan: Okay, we should go again!
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