The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)



Critic Consensus: It's the most entertaining Twilight, but that's not enough to make Breaking Dawn Part 2 worth watching for filmgoers who don't already count themselves among the franchise converts.

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The astonishing conclusion to the series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions. -- (C) Official Site
PG-13 (for sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sensuality and partial nudity)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance
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Taylor Lautner
as Jacob Black
Mia Maestro
as Carmen
Elizabeth Reaser
as Esme Cullen
Kristen Stewart
as Bella Swan
Peter Facinelli
as Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Nikki Reed
as Rosalie Hale
Alex Rice
as Sue Clearwater
Billy Burke
as Charlie Swan
Lateef Crowder
as Santiago
Noel Fisher
as Vladimir
Lee Pace
as Garrett
Lisa Howard
as Siobhan
J.D. Pardo
as Nahuel
Robert Pattinson
as Edward Cullen
Wendell Pierce
as J. Jenks
Ashley Greene
as Alice Cullen
Kellan Lutz
as Emmett Cullen
Jackson Rathbone
as Jasper Hale
Christine Burke
as Renesmee (Young Woman)
Rami Malek
as Benjamin
Tony Bentley
as Maitre D'
Masami Kosaka
as Toshiro
Chaske Spencer
as Sam Uley
Judi Shekoni
as Zafrina
Charlie Bewley
as Demetri
Guri Weinberg
as Stefan
Bill Tangradi
as Randall
John Edward Lee
as English Punk
Rachel St. Gelais
as Renesmee (5 years)
Erik Odom
as Peter
Valorie Curry
as Charlotte
Amadou Ly
as Henri
Angelo Renai
as Minister Weber
Mackenzie Foy
as Renesmee
Pacey Gillespie
as Young Quileute
Brayden Jimmie
as Young Quileute
Swo Wo Gabriel
as Young Quileute
Marisa Quinn
as Huilen
Abigail Cornell
as Renesmee (4 years)
Isabella Ianuzzi
as Renesmee (4 years)
Milli Wilkinson
as Renesmee (4 years)
Eliza Faria
as Renesmee (4 years)
Tate Clemons
as Renesmee (5 years)
Taylor Diane Robinson
as Renesmee (5 years)
Kailyn Stratton
as Renesmee (5 years)
Blythe Barrington-Hughes
as Renesmee (7 years)
JD Pardo
as Nahuel
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Critic Reviews for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

All Critics (181) | Top Critics (39)

A feast of ripe dialogue and bloodsucking action.

Full Review… | December 3, 2012
New Yorker
Top Critic

The fifth and final entry in the historically successful "Twilight" franchise is the most self-aware and in some ways the most entertaining.

Full Review… | November 19, 2012
Top Critic

If anything, this series has gotten dumber and more inert as it has progressed, with this last one finally reaching over into an extended wallow in camp.

Full Review… | November 18, 2012
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

I'll probably never understand the popularity of the Twilight movies. They're haphazardly assembled adaptations of awful books.

Full Review… | November 18, 2012
Top Critic

You're going to hear a lot about Breaking Dawn Part 2 being the best of the Twilight movies. That's like saying a simple head cold is preferable to swine flu.

Full Review… | November 16, 2012
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

The 'Twilight Saga' has no upmarket aspirations. Seeking neither critical applause or peer-review awards, these movies, like those of Tyler Perry, seek only to provide unabashed satisfaction to those who believe in their characters.

Full Review… | November 15, 2012
MSN Movies
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

It is surprising that this final chapter has something to say after so many movies about nothing. Things do happen for a change and the climax is urgent and exciting - until we are hit by a ridiculous twist that makes it collapse entirely to the ground. At least it is finally over.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Disappointing ending as predicted which Bill Condon can't return the magic and the charm that the first Twilight had.. And the battle was a little nonsense since it didn't actually happen, maybe Meyer's the one to blame about this. But the developing story of Renee is also ridiculous.. But overall, I'm just glad that this movie finally meets its ending..

Sanjaya  丘耀文
Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer


Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is a mediocre end to a mediocre series.

100 minutes may seem like a brief run time for a story of this caliber, but it definitely feels longer. Supposedly, the first 75% of the film serves as a buildup for the massive finale, but it turns out to be tedious and uneventful. Then the finale comes and it is a tad underwhelming.

The violence is toned down brutality with no blood in sight, while the CG is passable. There is a bunch of it in the finale, but epic the battle is not.

For the most part Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are stale and monotone. Taylor Lautner is a little better. Ashley Green and Martin Sheen are the lives of the party, but they can only do so much.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 brings closure as needed. Nothing more. Nothing less.

JY Skacto
JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

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