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Saga Amurg: Zori de zi - partea I
Saga Amurg: Zori de zi - partea I Rating: 46 out of 100 based on 114 reviews.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (commonly referred to as Breaking Dawn – Part 1) is a 2011 American romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon and based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. The first part of a two-part film forms the fourth installment in The Twilight Saga series. All three main cast members, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, reprised their roles.

Wyck Godfrey and Karen Rosenfelt served as executive producers for the film, along with the author of the series, Stephenie Meyer; the screenplay was written by Melissa Rosenberg, the screenwriter of the first three entries. It was released in theatres on November 18, 2011, and released to DVD on February 11, 2012 in the United States. The film grossed over $712 million worldwide.

Plot

Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) plans her wedding to Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), with which she will become part of the Cullen family. Before the wedding, Edward tells Bella that he has murdered people in the past. Undaunted by this, Bella marries him nonetheless, and during the reception that follows, she is visited by her friend, Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). When Bella admits that she and Edward plan to consummate their marriage during their honeymoon, Jacob becomes angry but is held back by his pack. He then runs off into the woods, and Edward takes an upset Bella back to the reception.

The couple spends their honeymoon on the Cullens' private Brazilian island. Although hesitant, Edward has sex with Bella for the first time. After, Edward realizes that he bruised Bella's arm, back and shoulders during sex and he vows to never be intimate with her again, much to her disappointment. He later gives in to her seductions. Two weeks into their honeymoon, Bella discovers that she is pregnant with a baby growing at an extraordinarily accelerated rate. After consulting with Carlisle, they rush back to Forks. Bella refuses to consider having an abortion, and enlists the help of Edward's sister, Rosalie (Nikki Reed), to protect her wishes.

Opposed to Sam Uley's (Chaske Spencer) plans to kill Bella and her child, which is thought to be a demon, Jacob angrily leaves his pack and arrives at the Cullens' to protect Bella. His tribemates, Seth (Booboo Stewart) and Leah Clearwater (Julia Jones), join him, forming a new wolf pack. As the pregnancy progresses, Bella's health severely deteriorates. As a last resort, she begins drinking blood, which satisfies the fetus' vampiric thirst and allows her to regain some strength. Soon afterward, Bella goes into a painful labor and gives birth to her child, Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy), a portmanteau of the names of Bella's mother, Renée (Sarah Clarke) and Edward's adoptive mother, Esme (Elizabeth Reaser). To save her life, Edward injects Bella's heart with his venom to transform her into a vampire, but nothing seems to happen and Bella is thought to be dead. Greatly distraught, Jacob attempts to kill the baby, but stops when he realizes he has imprinted on the child.

When the werewolves learn of Bella's death, they attack the Cullens' house in an attempt to kill the baby. They are forced to stop after learning Jacob has imprinted on Renesmee (the involuntary response by which a werewolf finds his soul mate), which means that under their wolf law, Renesmee cannot be harmed. After Bella is thought to be deceased, Carlisle notices there's a slight pulse and tells Edward and the rest of the Cullens as they clean the body. After Bella's body is cleaned and dressed, however, her wounds heal as the venom spreads through her body. Bella's heart finally ceases, and she awakens as a newborn vampire. In a post-credits scene, the Volturi hear about Bella's conversion; Aro (Michael Sheen) notes that it does not end their dispute with the Cullens, proclaiming, "They have something I want".

Cast
Taylor Lautner

Jacob Black
Kristen Stewart

Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson

Edward Cullen
Billy Burke

Charlie Swan
Ty Olsson

Phil Dwyer
Ashley Greene

Alice Cullen
Jackson Rathbone

Jasper Hale
Peter Facinelli

Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser

Esme Cullen
Kellan Lutz

Emmett Cullen
Nikki Reed

Rosalie Hale
Christian Sloan

Unsavory People
James Pizzinato

Unsavory People
Production
Director:Bill Condon
Producer:Wyck Godfrey (producer)
Stephenie Meyer (producer)
Karen Rosenfelt (producer)
Bill Bannerman (co-producer)
Mark Morgan (executive producer)
Irina Neves (line producer assistant: Brasil)
Isabelle Tanugi (line producer: Brasil)
Marty Bowen (executive producer)
Writer:Stephenie Meyer (novel "Breaking Dawn")
Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay)
Reviews for Saga Amurg: Zori de zi - partea I
Atlantic City Weekly
In looking back over my reviews of previous movies in the Twilight series, a pattern emerged. I liked the first film, Twilight. but was disappointed by the bland sequel New Moon. Eclipse was next and was my favorite film of the series, bringing tons...
Read review23 Nov 2011
Aisle Seat
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is the movie fans of Stephenie Meyer's novels have been waiting for. It's the one where virginal Bella (Kristen Stewart) marries the vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson), finally gets to have sex, and becomes...
Richard Roeper.com
This is a well-made film, though sometimes unintentionally funny.
blu-ray.com
The “Twilight” films have always been strictly for fans of Stephenie Meyer’s novels, a truth never more evident than in “Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” the first half of a series finale that essentially sheds any comforting sense of pace, reason...
Read review20 Nov 2011
The Film Yap
It’s now a common thing for film franchises based on popular books to split them into more than one movie. “The Lord of the Rings” did so successfully, then “Harry Potter” played copycat (as is his wont). Now the “Twilight” books, which exist several...
Read review7 Feb 2012
Articles
The Bella-and-Edward wedding flick, Breaking Dawn Part 1 stays on top for the 3 weeks running.
Gitesh Pandya - 2011-12-06
For the second weekend, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 1 stays at the top of the box office over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Gitesh Pandya - 2011-11-28
Reviews for Saga Amurg: Zori de zi - partea I
Atlantic City Weekly
In looking back over my reviews of previous movies in the Twilight series, a pattern emerged. I liked the first film, Twilight. but was disappointed by the bland sequel New Moon. Eclipse was next and was my favorite film of the series, bringing tons...
Read review23 Nov 2011
Aisle Seat
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is the movie fans of Stephenie Meyer's novels have been waiting for. It's the one where virginal Bella (Kristen Stewart) marries the vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson), finally gets to have sex, and becomes...
Richard Roeper.com
This is a well-made film, though sometimes unintentionally funny.
blu-ray.com
The “Twilight” films have always been strictly for fans of Stephenie Meyer’s novels, a truth never more evident than in “Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” the first half of a series finale that essentially sheds any comforting sense of pace, reason...
Read review20 Nov 2011
The Film Yap
It’s now a common thing for film franchises based on popular books to split them into more than one movie. “The Lord of the Rings” did so successfully, then “Harry Potter” played copycat (as is his wont). Now the “Twilight” books, which exist several...
Read review7 Feb 2012
Maui Time
I learned a valuable lesson watching the latest installment of Twilight: it's tough being Bella Swan. As embodied by the pleasant but vacant Kristen Stewart, Bella has spent the last batch of movies being pursued by vampire stud Edward...
Read review30 Nov 2011
TV Guide
In Eclipse, the third film in the Twilight series, Bella (Kristen Stewart) finally made her choice between broody vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) and hot-blooded werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner). Now fully committed to each other, Bella and Edward...
iHaveNet.com
Instead, it holds up its end of the bargain for the Twilight series and its loyal fans, as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 surfaces as the first-half of a finale with a one-year intermission.
ReviewSTL
Breaking Dawn Part 1, brings us back pretty much where we left off, with Bella about to get married to her hunky sparkling vampire, Edward. This, of course, offends brooding Native American werewolf, Jacob, because it’s pretty obvious he has the better...
Read review18 Nov 2011
7M Pictures
First of all... “Twilight” is not a saga. Not in the slightest. Hell, it’s barely a story. It’s a painfully simple, angst-ridden slice of emotional pornography for tweens and women who feel life and love has passed them by.
CLIPS
There are spurts of action to wake up the male audience and some striking cinematography by Guillermo Navarro. But none of this matters, since the box office will prove this drawn-out epic to be critic-proof.
Sacramento News & Review
Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her vampire squeeze Edward (Robert Pattinson) get married, and she becomes pregnant with a demon fetus that fatally saps her strength, forcing hubby to “turn” her in the nick of time.
Read review24 Nov 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Even fans may be let down by the newest 'Twilight' installment.
And you thought maybe you were going to get the whole “Twilight” finale in one big package? “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” is here to tell you otherwise. For those of us who are not “Twilight” fanatics, or even fans, or could no
Read review18 Nov 2011
Cole Smithey
In the context of America's continued puritanical obsession with sexual repression, the "Twilight" movies come across as so much Kool-aid propaganda. Now that Bella is giving birth to an evil spawn, she's bound to regret not using birth control on her...
Read review23 Nov 2011
E! Online
Breaking Dawn: Part 1 isn't quite as accessible to casual moviegoers, as it does depend on the viewer having followed the plot thus far. But in Bill Condon, it also has a director who puts a very distinct spin on things, walking the fine line...
Read review17 Nov 2011
Mania.com
If you doubt the veracity of this rule, then I dare you to sit through the first thirty minutes of Breaking Dawn, Part 1 without jabbing your eyes out. It covers the marriage of swoony teen Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and her vampire beau Edward Cullen (
Read review18 Nov 2011
Three Movie Buffs
It doesn't take long for the makers of this movie to give its audience what it wants. Four seconds into it, the buff Taylor Lautner already has his shirt off. And that's what this movie is all about.
Read review22 Nov 2011
News Blaze
Taking a page out of the Harry Potter playbook, the soon-to-expire Twilight Saga is extending itself by splitting the last of Stephenie Meyer's supernatural romance novels into two screen adaptations.
Read review21 Nov 2011
Houston Press
It says something when two unrelated people essentially tell me the same thing. While at the promo screening for Breaking Dawn - Part 1 earlier this week, my companion reminded me as I audibly rolled my eyes during the movie's interminable first...
Read review18 Nov 2011
Film.com
Where The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part One is concerned, you likely reside in one of three camps. You either a) love the source material, anticipate the films, and don’t want to hear any dissuasive nonsense; b) hate the source material...
Read review18 Nov 2011
Laramie Movie Scope
Based on a portion of the popular teen romance book “Breaking Dawn” this slow-moving film has long periods of inaction and generates little suspense, making it the worst film in the “Twilight Saga” films so far.
Read review25 Nov 2011
ComingSoon.net
"Breaking Dawn" takes much of that and pushes it as far as it can, luxuriating to the point of obsequiousness in the wedding and honeymoon of its formally star-crossed lovers and taking until halfway through to actually get going.
Metromix Chicago
Telepathic wolves, a human-vampire baby, a prudish bloodsucker and a marriage-crazed teen are just a few of the bizarre creatures populating “Breaking Dawn,” a film that’s alternately romantic, deranged, thrilling, absurd, amusing, laughable...
Read review17 Nov 2011
St. Petersburg Times
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is the beginning of that end, and if time travel gets invented I'll be the first to leap ahead a year to Part 2's conclusion. Maybe a couple days extra, so I will have already endured it and written...
Read review18 Nov 2011
Watertown Daily Times Online
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1,” the fourth and second to last film in the franchise, doesn’t stray too far away from that formula. Don’t you fret my Twi-hards, you won’t find any shortage of make-out sessions under the moonlight..
Read review18 Nov 2011
Las Vegas Weekly
It’s not that nothing happens in Breaking Dawn, Part 1—human Bella (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) get married, go on their honeymoon and give birth to a freakish vampire-human hybrid baby—but that it’s all drawn-out and fl
Read review17 Nov 2011
Film4
Conventional wisdom would dictate that you can’t make a movie the way The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One has been made and hope to make money. It’s a teen chick flick blended with tweaked art project re-visiting of female-focussed horror themes
Jackie K. Cooper
It seems they are saving the best for last in the “Twilight” series. “Breaking Dawn, Part 1” is the film version of the first half of the last book. The other half will appear on screens in November, 2012.
Susan Granger Entertainment Commentaries
Blame the Part 1 choice on “Harry Potter.” Stephanie Meyer wrote only four books in this franchise, as opposed to J.K. Rowling’s seven. So stretching out the conclusion is understandable – in box-office terms – with Bill Condon ...
Read review22 Nov 2011
stltoday.com
The downside to being a vampire's wife is revealed early in "Breaking Dawn - Part 1." A paranormal romance, "The Twilight Saga" has been building through three movies to the union of human Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and her vampire swain...
Read review17 Nov 2011
Fresno Bee
The first half, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1" is packed with as many emotional and contemplative moments as the brooding vampire, while the second half will have the kind of action that makes a werewolf howl.
Read review17 Nov 2011
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Stakes, no pun intended, are enormously high in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1. Bella Swan is in more peril than ever. The always testy treaty between the Pacific Northwest’s vampires and werewolves is strained to the breaking point.
EFilmCritic.com
The baby will grow at a terrifyingly fast rate, it will monopolize the host body's nutrients and leave none for the mother, and finally it will break her ribs, pelvis and spine in its short, superhuman stay in the womb.
Read review21 Nov 2011
Scotsman.com
DESPITE its vamps-versus-werewolves action, the previous instalment of Twilight – the world’s favourite playground love triangle – felt like a stalling exercise, evading the issue of who was going to get off with whom.
Read review18 Nov 2011
azcentral.com
We can talk about plot structure and narrative convention and whatnot in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1," but let's cut to what fans of the franchise really want to know: Taylor Lautner takes his shirt off in the first five seconds of the...
Read review16 Nov 2011
MediaMikes
It would be easy to dismiss the “Twilight” film series as nothing more than a series of chick-flicks with a few monsters thrown in for the guys. But that would do the films a great injustice.
Read review17 Nov 2011
Shockya.com
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ is dead on arrival. In sequel terms, this represents a B-movie horror flick that continues to spawn more installments that debut on the SyFy channel. And that’s never a good thing, kids.
Read review18 Nov 2011
Film Freak Central
Appalling by pretty much every measure, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (hereafter Twilight 4.1) is the predictable end result of a film based on a book written by an illiterate Mormon housewife mistaking her profound ignorance for profundity.
Read review18 Nov 2011
Creative Loafing Charlotte
Even within the confines of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1, there exists a dichotomy between the first and second hours, enough that it feels like an incompetent crew was replaced halfway through with one that had at least some inkling...
Read review18 Nov 2011
Washington Post
Recent high school graduate Bella Swan grows up a lot in "Breaking Dawn - Part 1," becoming a bride, a potential mother and perhaps something stranger. Yet the "Twilight Saga" hasn't matured along with its heroine.
Read review18 Nov 2011
Chicagotribune.com
"Breaking Dawn — Part 1" sets up "Part 2." That should be enough from a business perspective. Those who are committed to this franchise are committed to this franchise.
Read review18 Nov 2011
HollywoodChicago.com
The experience is much akin to every Chicago Cubs baseball game. Each and every time hardcore Cubs fans band together for their emotional attachment to their brand, they share the delusion that one day – even though it’s been a millennium – their te
Read review18 Nov 2011
Kc Active
If you’re already a fan of the Twilight series, go ahead and spend your money and the 117 minutes of your life on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1. Nothing I say will prevent you from doing so, and the Constitution gives you the right to spend.
Read review18 Nov 2011
Rolling Stone
Start hating me now, Twihards, but the sexless, bloodless, padded and plodding Breaking Dawn, Part 1 is the worst Twilight movie to date. (I don’t get it either.) In the final novel of Stephenie Meyer’s megabestselling Twilight series, the plot is cro
Read review17 Nov 2011
CinemaBlend.com
For all the marketing and hype around the laboriously titled The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1, there is one key element that has remained a mystery. We see hints of it as Bella (Kristen Stewart) prepares for her wedding day in the company...
Filmcritic.com
Breaking Dawn Part 1 is easily the worst of the mostly awful Twilight films. The fact that there will be another installment of this anti-Dracula dreck is enough to inspire mass suicide among non-invested moviegoers worldwide. Fans of this falderal...
Read review17 Nov 2011
The A.V. Club
In Breaking Dawn—Part 1, assorted characters fall in love with a newborn, jaunt off to private islands they happen to own off the coast of Brazil, get volume boosts to their hair thanks to becoming undead...
Read review17 Nov 2011
Eric D. Snider
If "Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" is any indication, there was no need to split the final "Twilight" episode into two films. There's a lot of inactivity here, with pregnant Bella (Kristen Stewart) immobilized while Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Jacob...
Read review18 Nov 2011
Philly.com
The fever dream that is Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, swoony to the point of delirium, announces its intentions in an extended opening sequence in which Virgin weds Vampire.
Read review17 Nov 2011
Reel Views
Breaking Dawn Part One is the movie in which the chastity belt of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) finally comes off. She may be the last teenage virgin, but that could have something to do with the nature of her beau, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson).
Read review18 Nov 2011
Slant Magazine
There are two parties equipped to enjoy, or even tolerate, the Twilight movies, specifically The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, the hopelessly god-awful penultimate installment of the five-film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's...
Read review17 Nov 2011
Reel Film Reviews
It's ultimately clear that the decision to split the final Twilight book, Breaking Dawn, into two parts was, to say the least, somewhat misguided, as Breaking Dawn: Part 1 generally comes off as a needlessly padded-out effort that could have...
Read review19 Nov 2011
NOLA.com
Above all, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" should be viewed as a portrait of true love, and I'm not talking about the supernatural love triangle that drives the series' soapy plot.
Read review18 Nov 2011
Monsters and Critics
This is about enough. I can’t watch cement-faced Kristen Stewart and passive, pasty faced Robert Pattinson as Bella and Edward anymore, unless they change the act. SO many trials and tribulations, so much angst, blah, blah.
Read review19 Nov 2011
Movies.com
There's a crazy moment in the middle of this movie -- and no, it doesn't really count as a spoiler, because if you're reading this review with any sort of intent to see the film, it's pretty much a lock that you've already devoured the books or at least h
Entertainment Weekly
Bella Swan has had the benefit of my doubt for the previous three installments of The Twilight Saga. But in Breaking Dawn — Part 1, this perpetually sad/sullen/wincing young woman — played as if every scene gives her cramps by the otherwise interestin
Read review17 Nov 2011
RopeofSilicon.com
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, is even less than half of a movie. This first part of the final chapter in the Twilight Saga is an idea for, at most, 30 minutes of a film.
Read review17 Nov 2011
Big Picture Big Sound
Reviewing "Twilight" movies is difficult, because they aren't films as much they are big-budget visualizations of the Stephenie Meyer novels. Like the "Harry Potter" movies, they're a visual extension of the books...
Read review18 Nov 2011
Orlando Sentinel
At long last, “The Twilight Saga” sinks utterly into camp with “Breaking Dawn: Part 1.”When you’re not giggling at the jokes — and this is the first film in this absurdly self-serious series to take itself lightly — you’ll be rolling your
Read review16 Nov 2011
NYDailynews.com
Bella and Edward marry, settle down and have a demon Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/reviews/bella-edward-marry-settle-a-demon-article-1.978884#ixzz1e9hJVspO
Do you define yourself as a Twi-hard, or do you define yourself as someone who can't believe "Twi-hard" is even a word?
Read review17 Nov 2011
FirstShowing.net
Breaking Dawn - Part 1, you can rest in the comfort of knowing much of that still applies. The acting hasn't improved. The story is still shallow as a blood slide. But, Bill Condon, the fourth director of the franchise, realizes the outright insanity...
Read review18 Nov 2011
MSN
I came into the screening of "Breaking Dawn: Part One" a TwiVirgin. Yes, believe it or not, over the past few years I've somehow managed to avoid, both professionally and socially, any prolonged exposure to the wildly popular films based on the wildly...
IGN
Is the penultimate Twilight movie also the series' best?
Werewolves, vampires, love triangles and more colorful complications thrive in the next-to-last installment of the Twilight franchise, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.
Read review17 Nov 2011
The Critical Critics
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is not a minute old before heartthrob Jacob (Taylor Lautner, brow regularly furrowed as always) is running through the rain with his shirt torn off (I’m not even sure if he knows how to remove a shirt the...
Read review19 Nov 2011
Screen Rant
Two-part finales have become a go-to approach for studios to milk extra money out of fan-favorite young adult franchises – and arguably a way to give lengthier final book installments a bit more room to wrap everything up.
Read review18 Nov 2011
Time Out New York
No one turns to Stephenie Meyer’s novels for brain nourishment, but call it a known fact that Breaking Dawn is the installment in which the drama gets enjoyably cray-cray. The movie version, the best of the bunch so far, follows suit: Bella (Stewart)...
Read review18 Nov 2011
The Austin Chronicle
They must be saving all that for Part 2. Part 1 is an endless swap of dewy then sulky looks between Bella and Edward. Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg continues her long tradition of scripting staggeringly banal, subtext-free dialogue and grasping...
Read review25 Nov 2011
Boxoffice Magazine
A more accurate subtitle for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I would be Breaking Bella's Hymen, since the time for marriage has come: at age 18, Bella's ready to marry Edward and get her freak on.
Read review17 Nov 2011
Reel Advice
After watching "Breaking Dawn Part 1", we can say that the decision to make two films was the wrong move. Although the film does ramp up interest toward the end, most of it was unnecessarily slow and worse, pointless.
Read review17 Nov 2011
NorthShoreMovies.net
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART I takes the first half of the fourth and final novel of the series, and then asks viewers to wait a whole year for the exciting (yawn!) conclusion. Unfortunately for those who are not members of the sparkly...
Read review18 Nov 2011
New York Post
"I know how this ends,” Jacob (Taylor Lautner) snaps at Bella (Kristen Stewart) in the mawkish, intermittently gory “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1,” “and I’m not sticking around to watch!”
Read review18 Nov 2011
Miami Herald
The first half of the concluding chapter in the "Twilight" saga compels despite some howl-worthy flaws.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 does something that no other previous Twilight movie had achieved: This one draws you close and keeps you there — and, for those of us who haven’t read Stephenie Meyer’s novel, delivers some surprising...
Read review16 Nov 2011
Christianity Today
Breaking Dawn—Part I opens with romantic rival (and werewolf) Jacob Black receiving his wedding invitation. The plot of the film centers on the wedding and honeymoon of the main couple and how complications arising from them threaten to end a fragile...
Read review18 Nov 2011
Movie Web
I'll start off with the complete honest truth. Truth in which I'm proud of; I've read all four Twilight novels, and since 2008 when the first book published by the fascinating Stephanie Meyer, I've been a fan of the Twilight Saga.
Read review19 Nov 2011
TheCinemaSource
It’s the beginning of the end for the Twilight franchise with Breaking Dawn – Part 1. And that end can’t come soon enough. If you’ve read my previous Twilight reviews, you’ll know I’ve been watching each film with low expectations ever since t
Movie Line
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part I is such a departure from the previous three Twilight pictures that you could almost consider it a rogue offshoot. Director Bill Condon steers the franchise away from visions of wan, suffering teens and fake-fur.
Read review17 Nov 2011
MovieXclusive.com
Following in the footsteps of the most successful print-to-screen franchise that recently concluded an epic journey lasting a decade, this adaptation of the final book in author Stephanie Meyer’s groundbreaking ‘Twilight’ series has been split into two...
Kornang
บทบาทของตัวเอกในเรื่อง Bella Swan ในภาพยนตร์ทไวไลท์ทั้งสามภาคได้รักษาไว้ซึ่งความบริสุทธ์ของเธอในแรงดึงดูดที่มีต่อ Edward Cullen ผู้ซึ่งเป็นแวมไพร์ มาในภาคนี้ …"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I" แวมไพร์ ทไวไลท์ 4 เบรคกิ้ง ดอว์น 1
Koimoi.com
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is an above-average fare which will work because of the brand and due to patronage by the loyal audience.
Read review24 Nov 2011
Mirror.co.uk
So, it’s the most uneven film of the series, containing some of the daftest moments and some of the best. The final instalment is due this time next year. After that, perhaps we can all have our lives back.
Read review18 Nov 2011
Shadows on the Wall
Finally, everyone stops taking the Twilight saga so seriously, creating a surprisingly entertaining romp. Yes, everyone still mopes, but they now do so with a twinkle in the eye and a growling sense of underlying menace.
Read review18 Nov 2011
Film School Rejects
That’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 in a straight-faced nutshell. Yet, even fans of the series must admit that the final entry into Meyer’s series is absolutely crammed with elements that, at their best, could be described as bizarre.
Read review17 Nov 2011
Real.com
As predicted, the next film in The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 1, breaks box office records for the ‘biggest non-3D’ opening Friday film of all time. Perhaps if it had been 3D, it could have topped even that feat – who knows? One thing is for...
Read review21 Nov 2011
IBNLive
In 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1', fourth installment of the ridiculously successful 'Twilight' franchise, Kristen Stewart's mopey-eyed Bella Swan prepares for her wedding and her honeymoon with pasty-faced vampire Edward Cullen...
Read review3 Dec 2011
Antagony & Ecstasy
It's precisely three shots into The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 that Taylor Lautner takes his shirt off, if that's your thing, and in all honesty I don't suppose that there can possibly be a more legitimate reason to see the movie.
Read review22 Nov 2011
London Evening Standard
We left Bella Swan at the end of Eclipse, the third film in the Twilight series, agreeing to marry Edward, the benevolent vampire, instead of pleasing his rival, Jacob, the benevolent werewolf.
Read review18 Nov 2011
NowRunning.com
'The Breaking Dawn Part 1' melodramatic, sloppy
"The Breaking Dawn" is good only for the die-hard fans of the franchisee, or teenage girls with fairy tale romance lighting up their eyes or fans of Mills and Boons. Others beware of a headache.
Read review25 Nov 2011
Flicks.co.nz
Aside from the fact that the fourth instalment in the Twilight film series sounds like a description of flatulence, Breaking Dawn is the worst Twilight film to date. The story is weak, the script embarrassing and the action...
Dose.ca
Like all fine cheeses, The Twilight Saga ripens with age. Once bland and milky white, the story of Bella Swan's transformation from innocence to adulthood grows increasingly textured with each new outing.
Read review18 Nov 2011
Boston Phoenix
How do you film Stephenie Meyer's unfilmable Breaking Dawn? Bill Condon, the Oscar-winner who directs the penultimate installment in the series, doesn't even try.
Read review22 Nov 2011
The Sun
THE movie phenomenon that saw countless teenager girls damage their vocal cords as they screamed for emo-vamp Robert Pattinson and werewolf Taylor Lautner is back.
Read review17 Nov 2011
National Post
After what seemed like an eternity spent in adolescent limbo, the Twilight series grows up, sort of, in Breaking Dawn — Part 1. The fourth film in the series — the first in the two-part final chapter, the second of which will be released a year from
Read review18 Nov 2011
SFX
Eclipse had potential to open up the series to a much broader fanbase, but Breaking Dawn Part One is going to appeal to no-one except the most ardent Twi-hards. All we can do now is hope our theory holds true and we’re not saying the same thing...
Read review18 Nov 2011
Radio Times
The fourth and final book in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series is split in two for clear commercial reasons, but this first half suffers from bloating, turning it into bland, ponderous melodrama. Dealing with Bella's lavish marriage to undead lover...
Toronto.com
There are more bubbles than blood as Bella Swan finally gets her (dead) man in part one of Breaking Dawn, the conclusion of the Twilight teen vampire franchise.
Read review17 Nov 2011
Science Fiction Flim
Breaking Dawn – Part I is a terrible movie, with little by way of plot or characterization, long stretches where absolutely nothing of importance happens, and a lame cliffhanger ending.
Read review18 Nov 2011
Quickflix
Let the carnal delights begin! The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is supposedly the reward for all of our suffering. Twihards have endured three movies worth of smouldering glances, angsty shirtlessness and reluctant abstinence with only...
Read review16 Nov 2011
Empire Australasia
You already know if you’re going to see this film or not. Twi-hards will more-or-less enjoy this fiercely faithful adaptation of the first half of the final book, which lavishes screen time on their favourite characters and wallows in melodrama.
The Guardian UK
Ohmigodohmigodohmigod. Just when we thought the Brokeback-style drama of Jacob and Edward couldn't get any more intense – they decide to have a child together! With Bella as the surrogate! This new ultra-emotional episode of the Twilight drama turned...
Read review15 Nov 2011
QNetwork Entertainment
Although not quite a complete slog, Breaking Dawn Part 1 does feel like it has been drawn out excessively in both the sticky romantic syrup of the first hour and the morbid, sullen body-horror of the second hour.
The Film Pie
Dial 000. A crime is currently in progress. This weekend, millions of people around the globe will be conned into handing over their hard earned cash to see a film with no plot, no action and no climax.
Read review16 Nov 2011
Digital Spy
The Twilight Saga heads towards its conclusion in Breaking Dawn - Part 1 with the promise of a dramatic, life-changing finale for its heroine Bella Swan. Harry Potter showed just how to close a popular fantasy franchise with its Deathly Hallows...
Read review18 Nov 2011
Mid Day
But criticise we must, since that is what reviews are all about, so here goes: Breaking Dawn Part 1, the penultimate in the series, is better than its predecessors, which is like saying a certain politician is better because he or she is less corrupt...
Read review25 Nov 2011
What Culture
Breaking Dawn Part 1 regrettably falls into the same trap as what was until now the worst entry in the film series, New Moon; bereft of the self-aware mockery that made Eclipse a surprisingly entertaining – if ditzy – hoot, this is a punishingly...
Read review21 Nov 2011
Express.co.uk
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 invites you to celebrate the nuptials of teenager Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her devoted vampire beau Edward (Robert Pattinson).Blossom is strewn across an idyllic rustic setting as the couple exchange vows...
Read review18 Nov 2011
TotalFilm.com
Let’s get right to the talking points. The headboard-breaking wedding night? Bit of an anticlimax. Bedward’s nuptials? Surprisingly good fun. Jacob’s shirt? Off within the first three minutes.
Read review17 Nov 2011
Matt's Movie Reviews
The worst entry in the series thus far, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is a toothless vampire film which plays slave to its tween demographic.
The Globe And Mail
Though there is probably no way to derail the financial juggernaut of the romantic vampire-themed Twilight movies – $1.8-billion and counting – the fourth and penultimate movie in the series is a significant let-down.
Read review18 Nov 2011
Time Out London
So, the time has come: vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) can finally take the virtue of human bride Bella (Kristen Stewart). And yes, the first in the final two-parter is all about sex: about the risky wedding night and the subsequent pregnancy that...
Birmingham Mail
STEPHENIE Meyer’s Twilight saga first launched on screen in December 2008 and this fourth instalment is the best yet.Breaking Dawn – Part 1 even feels like a complete movie, thanks to a (predictable) ending which is more like a traditional horror...
The Sydney Morning Herald
Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is ''the vampire wedding of the year'', as if brought to us by New Idea. The Kristen Stewart diet can't be far away, I thought.
Read review18 Nov 2011
WeLoveMovieClub.com
โดยรวมแล้ว “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” มาพร้อมองค์ประกอบที่ผู้ชมรู้อยู่แก่ใจอยู่แล้วว่าต้องพบเจออะไรบ้าง และหนังก็ยังคงทำหน้าที่สนองสิ่งที่ผู้ชมคาดหวังไว้ได้ตามความคาดหมาย แม้จะยังไม่ได้ดีเยี่ยมกว่าที่คาดไว้เท่าไหร่นัก...
Read review2 Dec 2011
Mthai Movie
ได้มีโอกาสดูรอบสื่อมาเมื่อวานนี้ครับ กับหนังภาคเกือบสุดท้ายของหนังชุดแวมไพร์ ทไวไลท์ ในตอนที่ชื่อว่า เบรคกิ้ง ดอวน์ ภาค 1 ซึ่งโดยส่วนตัวนั้นผมไม่ได้เป็นแฟนคลับ หรือ แฟนพันธุ์ทไวไลท์ แต่ก็ติดตามดูมาจนครบทุกภาค คงเพราะว่าภาคหนึ่งนั้นเป็นภาคที่ทำ...
Read review24 Nov 2011
Cast
Taylor Lautner...Jacob Black
Kristen Stewart...Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson...Edward Cullen
Gil Birmingham...Billy
Billy Burke...Charlie Swan
Sarah Clarke...Renée
Ty Olsson...Phil Dwyer
Ashley Greene...Alice Cullen
Jackson Rathbone...Jasper Hale
Peter Facinelli...Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser...Esme Cullen
Kellan Lutz...Emmett Cullen
Nikki Reed...Rosalie Hale
Christian Sloan...Unsavory People
James Pizzinato...Unsavory People
Anna Kendrick...Jessica
Michael Sheen...Aro
Maggie Grace...Irina Denali
Jamie Campbell Bower...Caius
Christian Serratos...Angela
MyAnna Buring...Tanya Denali
Alex Meraz...Paul
Booboo Stewart...Seth
Justin Chon...Eric Yorkie
Mía Maestro...Carmen Denali
Christopher Heyerdahl...Marcus
Christian Camargo...Eleazar Denali
Julia Jones...Leah
Casey LaBow...Kate Denali
Kiowa Gordon...Embry
Tinsel Korey...Emily
Chaske Spencer...Sam Uley
Bronson Pelletier...Jared
Alex Rice...Sue Clearwater
Tyson Houseman...Quil
Angelo Renai...Minister Weber
Carolina Virguez...Kaure
Sebastião Lemos...Gustavo
Ian Harmon...Unsavory People
Gabriel Carter...Unsavory People
Paul Becker...Dancer
Stephanie Moseley...Dancer
Tanaya Beatty...Rachel
Sienna Joseph...Claire
Kimani Ray Smith...Near-Miss Husband
Tora Hylands...Near-Miss Wife
Mackenzie Foy...Renesmee
Charlie Bewley...Demetri
Daniel Cudmore...Felix
Kavinda Dissanayake...Unsavory People
Ali Faulkner...Bianca
Michael Welch...Mike Newton
Lauren Michele...Socialite (uncredited)
Christie Burke...Teenage Renesmee (uncredited)
Stephenie Meyer...Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Edi Gathegi...Laurent (archive footage) (uncredited)
Production
Director:Bill Condon
Producer:Wyck Godfrey (producer)
Stephenie Meyer (producer)
Karen Rosenfelt (producer)
Bill Bannerman (co-producer)
Mark Morgan (executive producer)
Irina Neves (line producer assistant: Brasil)
Isabelle Tanugi (line producer: Brasil)
Marty Bowen (executive producer)
Writer:Stephenie Meyer (novel "Breaking Dawn")
Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay)
Composer:Carter Burwell
Cinematographer:Guillermo Navarro
Editing:Virginia Katz
Casting:Debra Zane
Production Design:Richard Sherman
Art Director:Lorin Flemming
Troy Sizemore (supervising art director)
Nate Fredenburg
Set Decorator:David Schlesinger
Costume Design:Michael Wilkinson
Makeup:Denise Adams (contact lens technician)
Jean Ann Black (makeup designer)
Erica Brunson (additional makeup artist)
Samantha M. Capps (makeup artist)
Bonnie Clevering (hairstylist: Kristen Stewart)
Daina Daigle (hair stylist)
Beatrice De Alba (department head hairstylist)
Richard De Alba (assistant department head hair)
Erica Dewey (makeup artist)
Karola Dirnberger (hair stylist)
Lisa Hazell (hair stylist)
Stacey Herbert (makeup artist)
Daniel Jouet (additional makeup artist)
Rolf John Keppler (assistant department head makeup)
Krystal Kershaw (makeup artist)
Jack Lazzaro (makeup artist)
Courtney Lether (additional makeup artist)
Karen Lovell (hair stylist)
Darryl Lucas (makeup artist)
Aimee Macabeo (special makeup effects artist)
Patricia McAlhany Glasser (hair stylist)
Jessica Nelson (contact lens technician)
Stacey Panepinto (makeup artist: Ms. Stewart)
Cristina Patterson Ceret (contact lens coordinator/painter)
Lesley Rodriguez (makeup artist)
Forest Sala (department head hair stylist: Canada)
Remi Savva (makeup artist)
Melizah Schmidt (hair stylist)
Adina Shore (first assistant hairstylist)
Vicki Syskakis (first assistant makeup artist)
Emily Tatum (makeup artist)
Arjen Tuiten (special makeup effects artist: Kristen Stewart)
Beka Wilson (hair stylist)
Sarah Bergeest (makeup artist)
Chrissy Morris (key makeup: second unit)
Brian Sipe (specialty makeup artist: Kristen Stewart)
Margeaux Fox (hair stylist)
Allison Gordin (third makeup)
Rita Parillo (key hair stylist)
Kellie Robinson (makeup artist)
Jami Ross (makeup artist)
Fay von Schroeder (department head makeup: Canada)
Sara Michael (makeup artist)
Production Management:Valeria Costa Amorim (production manager: Brasil)
Mary Guilfoyle (production manager: second unit, Canada)
Barbara Kelly (unit production manager: Canada)
Andrew G. La Marca (production manager: Brazil)
Colleen Mitchell (production manager: second unit, Canada)
David Price (assistant production manager)
Angela Quiles (production supervisor: Baton Rouge)
Andrea Wertheim (post-production supervisor)
Bryan Yaconelli (production supervisor: Brazil)
Sara Irvine (unit manager)
Shawn Boyachek (second unit production supervisor)
United States18 Nov 2011
France16 Nov 2011
Australia17 Nov 2011
Canada18 Nov 2011
Germany24 Nov 2011
Malaysia24 Nov 2011
Italy30 Oct 2011
Sweden16 Nov 2011
Greece17 Nov 2011
Hungary17 Nov 2011
New Zealand17 Nov 2011
Portugal17 Nov 2011
ArmeniaArmenia18 Nov 2011
Brazil18 Nov 2011
Estonia18 Nov 2011
Finland18 Nov 2011
Indonesia18 Nov 2011
Ireland18 Nov 2011
Poland18 Nov 2011
Korea, Republic of18 Nov 2011
Spain18 Nov 2011
Turkey18 Nov 2011
United Kingdom18 Nov 2011
Singapore24 Nov 2011
Hong Kong22 Dec 2011
Japan25 Feb 2012
Belgium16 Nov 2011
Netherlands16 Nov 2011
LebanonLebanon17 Nov 2011
Nicaragua17 Nov 2011
Lithuania18 Nov 2011
Norway16 Nov 2011
Denmark17 Nov 2011
Bulgaria18 Nov 2011
Slovenia16 Nov 2011
Argentina17 Nov 2011
Chile17 Nov 2011
Czech Republic17 Nov 2011
IsraelIsrael17 Nov 2011
Russian Federation17 Nov 2011
MaltaMalta18 Nov 2011
Philippines18 Nov 2011
Guatemala24 Nov 2011
Panama24 Nov 2011
Serbia24 Nov 2011
India25 Nov 2011
Thailand1 Dec 2011
Mexico18 Nov 2011
KuwaitKuwait29 Dec 2011
Vietnam17 Nov 2011
Ukraine17 Nov 2011