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Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

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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

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Cast

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
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Critic Reviews for Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

All Critics (195) | Top Critics (44)

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

Color us stoked that a Twilight movie even strays into evil-fetus territory.

Full Review… | November 20, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

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… | November 20, 2011
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

It all goes wrong just when it should go right.

Full Review… | November 18, 2011
New York Post
Top Critic

Melodrama reigns in this supernatural soap opera, even though author Stephanie Meyer's tale takes a decided turn toward the weird and violent.

November 18, 2011
Toronto Star
Top Critic

This is a well-made film, though sometimes unintentionally funny.

Full Review… | November 18, 2011
Richard Roeper.com
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Audience Reviews for Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

A guilty pleasure is how I see these teen based vampire flicks, they're not as bad as many think but on the other hand they're not outstanding either. The first film was reasonable, the second was slightly worse and the third was slightly better than both, this fourth and final part so far is back to being worse again. To be honest it does seem to be pretty accurate to the book, I haven't read the book but from reading up online it does seem quite close which is always a plus. The problem is the story is just poor, all the excitement was in the previous stories, in this last instalment it just seems like a vampire soap opera. Nothing much happens for almost 40 minutes into the film accept Bella and Edward getting married and going on their honeymoon, that's it!! its what vampires do when their not fighting and sulking around dark buildings and alleyways. The rest of the film simply deals with the new baby issues, jealous werewolves and something about the rival shape shifters wanting to kill the new baby because it may be a risk, a risk to who? why? Other queries that go unexplained (so it seems) were..since when do vampires inject their 'venom' into victims hearts? what exactly is an 'imprint' for a shape shifter? why wouldn't changing Bella into a vampire not save her life whilst pregnant? and why can't the baby be harmed once its been 'imprinted' by a shape shifter?? If I read the book I would probably find out but that's not gonna happen hehe, I guess fans will know but it limits the non-fans and newbies to the franchise somewhat. Other than that its a disappointing new entry which is really quite dull but at last Bella FINALLY becomes a vampire geez! she's been back n fourth on that decision for the last three films, dunno why the hard choice, I would in a flash.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Not as terrible as the previous chapter, since things start to finally happen, the story has at least more potential and the technical aspects are quite decent, but the main actors achieve the lowest bottom in awful acting and the whole misogyny of the plot is abysmal.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

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