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Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Reviews

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

Full Review Source: New Yorker

December 5, 2011
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Color us stoked that a Twilight movie even strays into evil-fetus territory.

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

November 20, 2011
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The last twenty minutes of Breaking Dawn are so harrowing that it's possible to forget that most of the acting is soap-operatic (the guy who plays Carlisle is aging to look like Liberace) and the dialogue from hunger.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

November 20, 2011
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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It all goes wrong just when it should go right.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

November 18, 2011
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Melodrama reigns in this supernatural soap opera, even though author Stephanie Meyer's tale takes a decided turn toward the weird and violent.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

November 18, 2011
Richard Roeper
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This is a well-made film, though sometimes unintentionally funny.

Full Review Source: Richard | Original Score: 2.0/5

November 18, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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There are a few reasons The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 is probably the best of the Twilight films.

Full Review Source: Detroit News

November 18, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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For those of us who are not Twilight fanatics, or even fans, or could not care somewhat less than less, the arrival of Part 1 is not cause for trumpets blaring. But I would imagine that even those who line up for this film will be somewhat let down.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C-

November 18, 2011
Dana Stevens
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By any normal standard, this is a terrible movie, with stilted dialogue and leaden pacing -- every 15 minutes or so, the action stops for a musical montage involving slow-motion handsomeness. But the Twilight saga stopped being normal a long time ago.

Full Review Source: Slate

November 18, 2011
James Berardinelli
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Here's hoping Breaking Dawn Part Two gives us more of what Part One provided in the final 30 minutes than what it forced viewers to endure to get there.

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

November 18, 2011
Laremy Legel
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Some nice moments, but not enough of them.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

November 18, 2011
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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[It] was supposed to be climactic. Instead, it's the most jumbled and tonally confused movie yet.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

November 18, 2011
Rafer Guzman
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What remains is the total conviction that the ludicrous scenes are dead serious and fiercely meaningful. The result is not quite a laugh a minute, but close.

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

November 17, 2011
Linda Holmes
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Romanticizing an intimate relationship that leaves bruises and scars is a particularly terrible idea in a film aimed at girls. Talking about this is tiresome, but then so is putting it in the movie.

Full Review Source: NPR

November 17, 2011
Joy Tipping
Dallas Morning News
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If you insist on seeing the entire, seemingly never-ending 117 minutes, though, you're going to spend at least 87 of those minutes bored out of your mind.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

November 17, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The sexless, bloodless, padded and plodding Breaking Dawn, Part 1 is the worst Twilight movie to date.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 1/4

November 17, 2011
Jane Henderson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Director Bill Condon may have been hampered by the original material, but he does nothing to help it along.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2/4

November 17, 2011
Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
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The Twilight Saga hasn't matured along with its heroine. In fact, the latest movie regresses a bit, delivering more filler, less feeling and crummier CGI than last year's Eclipse.

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

November 17, 2011
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and the upcoming Part 2 were both directed by Dreamgirls' Bill Condon, who keeps the lunacy moving apace.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Will Condon's movie convert agnostics to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight cult?

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

November 17, 2011
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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It breaks my heart to tell you that "Breaking Dawn" is broken.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The good news? Now that all of the tedious exposition has been gotten, glacially, out of the way, "Part II" will probably be terrific.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

November 17, 2011
Andrew O'Hehir
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To my taste, savvy Hollywood veteran Bill Condon debuts as director of the two-part Twilight conclusion in satisfying fashion, delivering a voluptuous if often inert spectacle that splits the difference between high camp and decadent romance.

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November 17, 2011
Alison Willmore
AV Club
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It may be impossible for anyone but existing fans to take this seriously, but for the unconverted, it's still a legitimately engaging, gape-worthy nutso spectacle.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

November 17, 2011
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Breaking Dawn - Part 1 as a whole feels stretched-out, as if the filmmakers realized belatedly that there wasn't enough material in the book to sustain two movies. (There isn't).

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

November 17, 2011
Dan Kois
Village Voice
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Condon delivers the most authoritatively directed Twilight film so far, which only brings into sharp relief how tonally incoherent its story is.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 17, 2011
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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This is Meyer's worst offense -- her disturbingly Victorian attitudes about sex and love, which this particular movie falls modestly in lockstep with, even though it concludes years of cinematic foreplay.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

November 17, 2011
Alonso Duralde
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To his credit, Condon takes this risible material as seriously as possible and makes the proceedings as stylish and creepy as he can.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

November 17, 2011
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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One is also grateful for the film's finale... which is genuinely brilliant. There, I said it.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 17, 2011
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Yes, I know, Twilight fans love The Twilight Saga. But they (you?) deserve something better to love.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

November 17, 2011
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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The dialogue is, of course, ridiculous and the acting ranges from stiff to mopey. But moments that should be pulsating with tension are usually hilarious because the special effects are still just so distractingly cheesy.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 17, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The absurdity quotient of the movie begins high and rapidly escalates to bedlam.

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

November 17, 2011
Anna Smith
Time Out
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As a stand-alone movie it's a mixed bag. But it progresses the story of beloved characters with a reverence for the source material that will doubtlessly please Twi-hards, ushering in a finale that promises to be darker still.

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

November 17, 2011
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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The latest and best of the movies about a girl, her vampire and their impossible, ridiculously appealing - yes, I surrendered - love story.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 17, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Whenever certain actors take the lead and set the pace of the dialogue, time itself begins to crawl backward and the breaking dawn begins to feel like yesterday's breaking dawn, or last Tuesday's.

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

November 17, 2011
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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This one draws you close and keeps you there - and, for those of us who haven't read Stephenie Meyer's novel, delivers some surprising turns of plot.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 17, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Though director Bill Condon is new to the series, both he and returning screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg have an excellent grasp of their audience's desires, and are determined to meet them in good faith.

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

November 17, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Pattinson again stands around looking pale and soulful, while Lautner gets to act more, which is maybe not such a good thing.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 17, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Kristen Stewart is really pretty good here, although like almost all actresses she believes pregnant women rub their baby bumps unceasingly.

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

November 17, 2011
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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"Breaking Dawn'' is the series in its fullest Victorian flower. But with Bill Condon directing, the pacing is all wrong. It's "Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies.''

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

November 17, 2011
Scott Bowles
USA Today
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The series is finding momentum as it nears its finale.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2011
Justin Chang
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All the more disappointing, then, that a story so pregnant with dramatic possibilities should wind up feeling like such an unconsummated opportunity.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 11, 2011
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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An eventful but bloodless first half of the smash series' finale.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

November 11, 2011
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