Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)



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
PG-13 (for disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements)
Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance
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Taylor Lautner
as Jacob Black
Mia Maestro
as Carmen Denali
Maggie Grace
as Irina Denali
Elizabeth Reaser
as Esme Cullen
Kristen Stewart
as Bella Swan
Ty Olsson
as Phil
Peter Facinelli
as Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Nikki Reed
as Rosalie Hale
MyAnna Buring
as Tanya Denali
Sarah Clarke
as Renée Dwyer
Alex Rice
as Sue Clearwater
Billy Burke
as Charlie Swan
Kimani Ray Smith
as Near-Miss Husband
Noel Fisher
as Vladimir
Lee Pace
as Garrett
Anna Kendrick
as Jessica Stanley
Gil Birmingham
as Billy Black
Lisa Howard
as Siobhan
Christian Camargo
as Eleazar Denali
Robert Pattinson
as Edward Cullen
Ashley Greene
as Alice Cullen
Kellan Lutz
as Emmett Cullen
Jackson Rathbone
as Jasper Hale
Casey LaBow
as Kate Denali
Rami Malek
as Benjamin
Ali Faulkner
as Bianca
Chaske Spencer
as Sam Uley
Alex Meraz
as Paul
Judi Shekoni
as Zafrina
Charlie Bewley
as Demetri
Guri Weinberg
as Stefan
Christian Sloan
as Unsavory Person
Bill Tangradi
as Randall
Erik Odom
as Peter
Valorie Curry
as Charlotte
James Pizzinato
as Unsavory Person
Angelo Renai
as Minister Webber
Paul Becker
as Dancer
Mackenzie Foy
as Renesmee
Ian Harmon
as Unsavory Person
Gabriel Carter
as Unsavory Person
Tanaya Beatty
as Rachel
Sienna Joseph
as Claire
Tora Hylands
as Near-Miss Wife
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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 4, 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
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Audience Reviews for Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

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

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 the past, Breaking Dawn Part 1 does as well. It's lengthy and a slow pace that only builds up its climatic points in the second part. Only difference is Deathly Hallows Part 1 is actually pretty good. Breaking Dawn Part 1 is brought down by its once-again uninspiring performances and dull chemistry. 3/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

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