Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
April 30, 2012
As a movie, this isn't terrible; none of them have been, really. Each film has gotten a director who has tried to do something simple and honest with Meyer's tormented material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
December 5, 2011
This penultimate "Twilight" film is the best in the series so far. It's languorous, romantic, moody, and, in the end, horrifying.
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
November 26, 2011
Dawnfinally gives viewers something to sink their teeth into.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
November 23, 2011
They have saved the best for last. This movie is totally romantic and its three leads are at their best. This will delight 'Twilight' fans and bring in new converts.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/11
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
November 22, 2011
The storyline reached a new depth and is everything every fan will desire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
November 21, 2011
The most engaging Twilight movie yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 20, 2011
Color us stoked that a Twilight movie even strays into evil-fetus territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
November 20, 2011
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.
Mike McCahill
Scotsman
November 20, 2011
In director Bill Condon's skilled hands, this instalment proves more intimate, confining its action to kids in rooms wrestling with the consequences of their own crushes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
November 20, 2011
Can someone please, for the love of god, tell me why everyone falls in love with this woman? What does she do? What are her hopes and dreams for the future? Can't stand Bella. When she and Edward are not on camera, I like the movie well enough.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 20, 2011
...as far as shameless cash-grabs go, Breaking Dawn: Part 1 is far easier to stomach than certain other franchise-extending installments (eg the Star Wars prequels).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
November 19, 2011
The earth moves for Bella and Edward moves heaven and earth to save her...fans will be satisfied by the romantic nature of things, although the scale narrows with considerably less bite from the vampires and a shortage of werewolves' snarls
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
November 19, 2011
I do wonder if seeing Bella turn into a near anorexic with a face that's bordering on Gollum might have subliminal implications for some vulnerable teenage girls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ailsa Caine
Little White Lies
November 19, 2011
Darker, sexier, sharper - a neat next step.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
November 19, 2011
The fourth book is so expansive that the filmmakers made the right call in splitting it into two parts. Stewart, Pattinson & Lautner have come to be genuine embodiments of the three major characters. The pacing is spot on with a...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
November 19, 2011
I'm curious to find out what happens next, if only to see if it's as bafflingly weird as Part 1 suggests.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 19, 2011
A surprisingly entertaining romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
November 18, 2011
If there was ever a franchise that plays like a TV soap opera with a climatic ending that leaves the audience wanting more, it's this one. If you have seen the previous three films, then you go into 'Breaking Dawn - P1,' already hooked in from the start.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 18, 2011
There are a few reasons The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 is probably the best of the Twilight films.
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
November 18, 2011
Sexy honeymoon, disturbing pregnancy dominate latest movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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