Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Reviews

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
February 9, 2013

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 | Original Score: 2/10
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
December 28, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
November 15, 2012

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 | Original Score: 1/4
Ben Kendrick
October 2, 2012

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 | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Beck
September 18, 2012

This film was made for the fans as they're going to be the only ones able to appreciate it, despite it not having any redeeming qualities whatsoever.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012

Dialogue howlers and largely soapy, melodramatic performances abound.

Rob Gonsalves
April 30, 2012

As a movie, this isn't terrible; none of them have been, really. Each film has gotten a director who has tried to do something simple and honest with Meyer's tormented material.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
March 5, 2012

Entertainingly bad. In fact, it's the funniest movie we've seen this year even though it isn't a comedy (we think).

Michael Dequina
January 11, 2012

If I can say anything for the film, it's that it delivers exactly what the legions of Twi-hards want and expect--or what 'Team Edward' wants, anyway.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Roger Tennis
December 9, 2011

Terribly broken.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike Scott
December 9, 2011

Bill Condon gives the series' fans what they have shown they want: uneven storytelling, maudlin dialog and decidedly one-note performances.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
December 7, 2011

Bella makes her way toward "the kingdom where nobody dies" by being rather ingeniously resilient, completely predictable and frustrating, punished and punishing. She's 18, again and still.

Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
December 5, 2011

Whatever momentum the third film had in this series, it's gone. Once again, it's an average soap opera.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Bruce Diones
New Yorker
Top Critic
December 5, 2011

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

Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
December 1, 2011

Twilight series nears the end

Neil Pond
American Profile
December 1, 2011

For a movie about life-sucking vampires and flesh-ripping werewolves, there sure is an inordinate focus on the birds and the bees.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 29, 2011

This slow-moving film has long periods of inaction and generates little suspense, making it the worst film in the "Twilight Saga" films so far.

Full Review | Original Score: D
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
November 28, 2011

Director Bill Condon, prostituting himself, flirts with teen porn ...

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 28, 2011

At least Jacob seems to understand the contradiction inherent in the insistence that coldblooded undeath is just another lifestyle choice.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Ramsey
November 28, 2011

How else to explain a wedding gown designed by Carolina Herrera in a town where the average gown is designed by Cooter and Otis Herrera.

Full Review | Original Score: D
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