Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

 24%

of critics liked it

59%

of users liked it

In theaters Nov 18, 2011
PG-13, 1 hr. 57 min.

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Movie Info

Synopsis: 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,
Director: Bill Condon
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hr. 57 min.
Genre: Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Theater Release: Nov 18, 2011
DVD Release: Feb 11, 2012

Cast

Kristen Stewart

Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson

Edward Cullen
Taylor Lautner

Jacob Black
Billy Burke

Charlie Swan
Peter Facinelli

Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser

Esme Cullen
Kellan Lutz

Emmett Cullen
Nikki Reed

Rosalie Hale
Jackson Rathbone

Jasper Hale
Ashley Greene

Alice Cullen

Critic Reviews

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.
  • This penultimate "Twilight" film is the best in the series so far. It's languorous, romantic, moody, and, in the end, horrifying. More...
  • Color us stoked that a Twilight movie even strays into evil-fetus territory. More...
  • 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. More...
  • It all goes wrong just when it should go right. More...
  • Melodrama reigns in this supernatural soap opera, even though author Stephanie Meyer's tale takes a decided turn toward the weird and violent. More...
  • This is a well-made film, though sometimes unintentionally funny. More...
  • There are a few reasons The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 is probably the best of the Twilight films. More...
  • 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. More...
  • 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. More...
  • 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. More...

User Reviews

  • No disrespect to director Bill Condon but they really do seem to pick their directors at random in this franchise. Bill Condon's direction is...
  • Twi4 - it seems each Twilight gets a bit worse. This one features Bella in dark makeup - each scene a little darker than the previous.
  • 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...
  • Eh... I kinda liked it. Just because the teasing from the first three movies was over and they actually got on with it!
  • "The Twilight Saga" has never been particularly great, and after the dreadfully poor "New Moon," I had lost all hope for the young franchise. Once...
  • Taking a cue from the blockbuster film franchise of our age, the Harry Potter series, the producers and studio heads decided to split the final...
  • Sorry team Bella, team Edward, or team Jacob (or should I just say em : Twilights fans), I just can't rate this movie any higher than this.. I'm not a...
  • A very slow, rather dull installment in the franchise....seems to go down hill more which each new film.
  • I will be honest and say that, while I have despised the previous installments in this series, the Twilight Saga is known for being some of the most...
  • Going for the Harry Potter ending effect, and failing badly, the film consists of some strange scenes and absurdly awful script, the director is...