Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)



Critic 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.

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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 child...which brings an unforeseen and shocking development for Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). -- (C) Summit Entertainment

Rating: PG-13 (for disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements)
Genre: Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Stephenie Meyer, Melissa Rosenberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 11, 2012
Box Office: $281.3M
Summit Entertainment - Official Site


as Bella Swan

as Edward Cullen

as Jacob Black

as Jessica Stanley

as Alice Cullen

as Charlie Swan

as Renée Dwyer

as Jasper Hale

as Dr. Carlisle Cullen

as Esme Cullen

as Emmett Cullen

as Rosalie Hale

as Eleazar Denali

as Garrett

as Carmen Denali

as Irina Denali

as Tanya Denali

as Kate Denali

as Minister Webber

as Sue Clearwater

as Sam Uley

as Paul

as Claire

as Near-Miss Husband

as Near-Miss Wife

as Renesmee

as Unsavory Person

as Unsavory Person

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as Dancer

as Stefan

as Zafrina

as Benjamin

as Siobhan

as Vladimir

as Peter

as Charlotte

as Alistair
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Critic Reviews for Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

All Critics (193) | Top Critics (43)

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

Full Review… | December 5, 2011
New Yorker
Top Critic

I can't even begin to parse all the creepy, anti-sex, body-horror abortion issues bubbling around the ugly subtext.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

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.

Full Review… | February 9, 2013
We Got This Covered

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

Full Review… | December 28, 2012
Tribune News Service

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.

Full Review… | November 15, 2012
Film Geek Central

Breaking Dawn - Part 1 transfers pivotal events from the source material to the screen but fails to translate those events into a competent two-hour movie experience.

Full Review… | October 2, 2012

Audience Reviews for Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Twi4 - it seems each Twilight gets a bit worse. This one features Bella in dark makeup - each scene a little darker than the previous.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

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, Breaking Dawn Part 1 does as well. It's lengthy and a slow pace that only builds up its climatic points in the second part. Only difference is Deathly Hallows Part 1 is actually pretty good. Breaking Dawn Part 1 is brought down by its once-again uninspiring performances and dull chemistry. 3/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Eh... I kinda liked it. Just because the teasing from the first three movies was over and they actually got on with it!

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

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