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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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Movie Info

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 Entertainmentmore
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


Kristen Stewart
as Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson
as Edward Cullen
Taylor Lautner
as Jacob Black
Anna Kendrick
as Jessica Stanley
Ashley Greene
as Alice Cullen
Billy Burke
as Charlie Swan
Sarah Clarke
as Renée Dwyer
Jackson Rathbone
as Jasper Hale
Peter Facinelli
as Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser
as Esme Cullen
Kellan Lutz
as Emmett Cullen
Nikki Reed
as Rosalie Hale
Christian Camargo
as Eleazar Denali
Lee Pace
as Garrett
Mia Maestro
as Carmen Denali
Maggie Grace
as Irina Denali
MyAnna Buring
as Tanya Denali
Casey LaBow
as Kate Denali
Angelo Renai
as Minister Webber
Alex Rice
as Sue Clearwater
Gil Birmingham
as Billy Black
Kimani Ray Smith
as Near-Miss Husband
Tora Hylands
as Near-Miss Wife
Mackenzie Foy
as Renesmee
Christian Sloan
as Unsavory Person
James Pizzinato
as Unsavory Person
Ian Harmon
as Unsavory Person
Gabriel Carter
as Unsavory Person
Judi Shekoni
as Zafrina
Rami Malek
as Benjamin
Lisa Howard
as Siobhan
Noel Fisher
as Vladimir
Erik Odom
as Peter
Valorie Curry
as Charlotte
Joe Anderson
as Alistair
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Critic Reviews for Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

All Critics (194) | 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

Even the addition of an Oscar-winning director in Bill Condon ("Kinsey," "Gods and Monsters") fails to save what is essentially a padded-out tale of all-consuming love and loyalty.

Full Review… | December 28, 2015
The Patriot Ledger

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
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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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