The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

The penultimate chapter in the Twilight saga which sees Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) finally tie the knot. While Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn book was the last in the series, it's been split into two parts for the movies - this is the first.

After their secluded honeymoon off the coast of Brazil, the newlyweds find turmoil in the form of an unexpected pregnancy. The half-human half-vampire grows at an alarming rate, with the birth threatening to end Bella’s life. Fearing the worse for their people, The Quileute and The Volturi seek to destroy the unborn being. Meanwhile, the pregnancy brings an unexpected development for Jacob (Taylor Lautner)...

2011Rating: M, contains violence & sex scenes117 minsUSA
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Disappointing that a story so pregnant with dramatic possibilities should wind up feeling like such an unconsummated opportunity.

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Total Film

Total Film

Flat performances, dodgy plotting and rubbish talking wolves aside, this is a weirdly grim addition to the supposedly tween-friendly franchise, less fairy tale than misjudged horror show.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The latest and best of the movies about a girl, her vampire and their impossible, ridiculously appealing - yes, I surrendered - love story.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

An emotionally fraught, dramatically leaden tale...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Absorbing, if somewhat slow-paced, and has without doubt the most blood-curdling scene of live childbirth in a PG-13 movie.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film is like a crab cake with three or four bits of crab surrounded by loads of bland stuffing...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The acting's better than it's ever been, but with the best will in the world, this can't get past the fact that the story's demented.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It may be impossible for anyone but existing fans to take this seriously, but for the unconverted, it's still a legitimately engaging, gape-worthy nutso spectacle.

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