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The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I Reviews

The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I

Overview


Genre :

Romance, Thriller, Drama

Release Date :

November 18, 2011

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Bill Condon

Starring :

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick, Peter Facinelli, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, Billy Burke, Dakota Fanning, Mackenzie Foy, Maggie Grace, MyAnna Buring, Alex Meraz

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..you won't be surprised, if you've read the books..”
by Linda Holmes [NPR]
“..too scattered to have anything like an agenda; it's incoherent and dopey and feverishly overdramatic..”
by Dana Stevens [Slate]
2 of 4

“..this first part of the saga's two-part finale promises more hilarity to come..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
“..the narrative goes flat and the ensemble's line readings turn to wood..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
“..the movie is long and uniquely bad..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
“..the last twenty minutes of Breaking Dawn are so harrowing that it’s possible to forget that most of the acting is soap-operatic..”
by David Edelstein [New York Magazine]
“..the film is like a crab cake with three or four bits of crab surrounded by loads of bland stuffing..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..the film doesn't have nearly the bite - ferocious or delicious - that any self-respecting vampire movie really should..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“..that all of the tedious exposition has been gotten, glacially, out of the way, "Part II" will probably be terrific..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
1 of 4

“..sexless, bloodless, padded and plodding..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
1.5 of 5

“..overall the film is goofy, slight, without a truly deep thought in its pretty little head..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2 of 4

“..now really an “R” picture under a “PG” label, and it’s an uncomfortable fit..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
“..masks its genuine perversity under layers of artifice and saccharine melodrama..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
3 of 4

“..if by several lengths it is the best of the Twilight movies it is because it has the best story to tell..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 4

“..everything's all soap-operatic close-ups..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]
3 of 4

“..at nearly two hours, the film is too long..”
by Scott Bowles [USA Today]

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