• Released
  • November 18, 2011
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 57 min
  • Romance
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 13,976 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Please be advised that short sections of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" contain flashing light sequences that may cause seizures in people who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
A chain of events set off by Edward and Bella's wedding brings a shocking development for Jacob.

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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Worthy of mention is Carolina Herrera's design for Bella's wedding dress, sophisticated and demure in the front and Pippa Middleton sexy,...
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75

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
It's the most imaginative picture in the franchise.
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75

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
It is in many respects the best installment of the franchise as its stars go from sullen kids to sullen young adults, where their...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By 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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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
To outsiders, in fact, Breaking Dawn: Part I will probably look like the weirdest, most expensive chastity commercial ever created. But...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie is long and uniquely bad, the last of Stephenie Meyer's four books greedily tortured into two installments.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
In the end, given how little goes on in Breaking Dawn - Part 1 despite the major plot points, what you're left with is to gaze at the three...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
About as loony and soapy as a movie can get. In other words, it's about as loony and soapy as the novel, and I say this as one who...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
What we learn in this all-pain/no-pleasure episode is that marriage feels like a life sentence, weddings are miserable events, honeymoon...
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Start hating me now, Twihards, but the sexless, bloodless, padded and plodding Breaking Dawn, Part 1 is the worst Twilight movie to date. (I...
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Rated PG-13 | For Disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Sexy honeymoon, disturbing pregnancy dominate latest movie.
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