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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Reviews

Bruce Diones
New Yorker
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A feast of ripe dialogue and bloodsucking action.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

December 3, 2012
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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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.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 19, 2012
Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

November 19, 2012
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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I'll probably never understand the popularity of the Twilight movies. They're haphazardly assembled adaptations of awful books.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

November 18, 2012
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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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.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2/4

November 16, 2012
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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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.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2/5

November 16, 2012
Guy Lodge
Time Out
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A riotous showdown ... finds an absurdly ingenious way both to preserve and subvert the contentiously passive climax of Meyer's novel.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 16, 2012
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's a movie so dull you might start yanking on your own head after about an hour.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

November 15, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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After the laborious exposition of "Part 1," "Part 2" is able to reap the benefits, tying together some disparate threads and providing real action at the end.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 15, 2012
Dana Stevens
Slate
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The very title Breaking Dawn, Part 2 hints at what the movie, sadly, reveals to be the case: The Twilight franchise has overstayed its welcome.

Full Review Source: Slate

November 15, 2012
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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The first "Twilight" film that could get non-fans' hearts pumping turns out to be the last.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 15, 2012
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Fans of the series, which has made more than $2 billion worldwide, will no doubt find it all terribly romantic and deeply meaningful. The rest of humanity will remain unmoved.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

November 15, 2012
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Despite the slow start Mr. Condon closes the series in fine, smooth style. He gives fans all the lovely flowers, conditioned hair and lightly erotic, dreamy kisses they deserve.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2012
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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While parting involved no sorrow, it was sweeter than expected.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

November 15, 2012
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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As billion-dollar Hollywood franchises go, this is one of the drawn-out dumbest. The stake through the heart comes not a moment too soon.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

November 15, 2012
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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"Breaking Dawn, Part 2" doesn't end the series on an especially strong note, but it ends it. Let's count our blessings.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

November 15, 2012
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Full of pauses and intense looks and vague standing around ...

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

November 15, 2012
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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It's about as exciting as watching David Blaine play Stratego and makes you miss the power of the first four films all the more: the uncontainable yearning of the Bella-Edward-Jacob triangle.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 15, 2012
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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With so many scenes of well-dressed vampires sitting or standing, stiffly, while Taylor Lautner or Robert Pattinson or Kristen Stewart passes another micro-slab of dialogue like a kidney stone, [Sheen's] overacting's greatly appreciated, thanks.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 15, 2012
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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It made me realize that, as narratively lumpy as they can be, I like the Twilight films because they're really about the eternal movie romance of vampires at play.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

November 15, 2012
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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It's not a good film, but viewed from a cockeyed angle, it's a great guilty pleasure, and director Bill Condon is in on the joke.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 15, 2012
Stephanie Zacharek
Film.com
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While "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" was zany enough...to almost work as a stand-alone, "Part 2" relies on mad rushes of exposition to explain exactly what's at stake here.

Full Review Source: Film.com

November 15, 2012
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Easily the trippiest and goofiest of the five addled adolescent vampire romances based on the Stephenie Meyer books ...

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 15, 2012
Genevieve Koski
AV Club
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A messy, unwieldy slab of film product that's targeted directly at fans of the book series, with little regard for anyone else.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

November 15, 2012
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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As for you, dear reader, the symptoms of our long national nightmare should begin to fade as you're heading out of the theater, dissipating by the time you clear the concession stand.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 15, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the fifth and concluding chapter of the young vampire romance franchise, manages to find a pulse as it profitably clicks the turnstiles one last time.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 15, 2012
Adam Graham
Detroit News
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Good riddance "Twilight," may it be an eternity before you're relaunched or rebooted.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: D+

November 15, 2012
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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This fifth and mercifully final installment features so much idle anticipation that it's unclear whether we're watching a movie or an Apple product launch.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

November 15, 2012
Randy Myers
San Jose Mercury News
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Rather than repeat past mistakes by handling author Stephenie Meyer's supernatural love story with kid gloves, this "Twilight" cuts loose and is as playful as a puppy.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 3/4

November 15, 2012
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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The dialogue remains spotty and sappy, the effects still haven't caught up to modern-day standards, but "Twilight's" popularity is such that even when it falls short, it doesn't seem to matter.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2012
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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Finally, someone took the source material at its terribly written word and stopped treating the whole affair so seriously.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 15, 2012
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Condon and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg aren't afraid to play fast and loose with Meyer's story, and that's a good thing. You just wish they'd done it more often.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 15, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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"Breaking Dawn, Part 2" expands with a full intensity of force, stronger and more epic than the films that led to this impactful finale.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I must admit if you're going to bring the series to a close, "Part 2" does it about as well as it can be done.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 15, 2012
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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Tellingly, it's when Condon and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg veer away from Stephenie Meyer's turgid text that Breaking Dawn, Part 2 actually comes to life and turns into something bold and outrageous.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

November 14, 2012
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Finally -- finally! -- the Twilight franchise embraces its own innate absurdity with the gleefully over-the-top conclusion, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

November 14, 2012
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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The final installment of the immortal Bella/Edward romance will give its breathlessly awaiting international audience just what it wants.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

November 13, 2012
Justin Chang
Variety
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This second of two Bill Condon-directed installments clears a low bar to stand easily as the franchise's most eventful and exciting entry.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 13, 2012
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