The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 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...
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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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By Stephanie Zacharek
It's the most imaginative picture in the franchise.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bloody Perfect!

By Black Interior
Each movie in the saga got better and better with the acting and visual effects. With Breaking Dawn, it was mind blowing. Yes, I have read the books, but see it on the big screen and how they have...

The Best One Yet!

I love this book series, except for the final book Breaking Dawn. BUT, this movie has made me love the last book!.. It was perfect!... The only thing I am having trouble with is waiting for a whole...

such a great movie

By misst1078
Omg wow!!!! I can't tell you how fantastic this movie was. The fights, everything the romance and I have become more of a Jacob fan. Taylor Launter did his thing in this movie. I loved the scene when...

Loved Breaking Dawn, found it appropriate for my 16 & 12yo girls

By autumnrains67
This was by far my most favorite of the movie series. It moves fast, keeps one's interest and shows love and compassion without going over the top. I took my 2 daughters ages 16 and 12. Someone...

Breaking Dawn

By star_fan
That mavie was awesome!!! I have not seen any of the other movies but now I understand the hoopla!! I can't wait for part 2. I am sitting up tonight looking at Twilight and New Moon, and will...

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1Movie Was The Shiiiit!

By claudiacnunez
OMG, this movie was soooooo good from head to toe! i want to go watch it again and again! you feel soo into the movie! i love love love it! so romantic, so much thrill, 100 thumbs up!...

Difficult scenes were handled well, with one GLARING exception

By jagfilms68
The movie was pretty faithful to the book and, due to being in two parts, was able to include important dialogue and details from the book which otherwise would have been eliminated due to length....

This will be the greatest movie ever

By nelly57
The book was so good, I could not put it down. I bet the movie will be the greatest. I am going to see it on the 18th....

Must go if you a true fan, but so so if not...

By MzShiella
I think it was a little quirky but overall it is a tradition to go to opening night! The comradery with all the fans you meet is always so much fun! As usual the book was so much better, but the...

The Breaking Dawn Part I Experience

By vanillafox90
The previews for Breaking Dawn started to announce itself, and I was thrilled!! Every preview had me on edge waiting for it to come out to theaters. I bought and secured my ticket in advance and glad...

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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 Sexy honeymoon, disturbing pregnancy dominate latest movie.
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