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Bella and Edward, plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on by their ornate nuptials, a romantic honeymoon, and the tumultuous birth of their child...which brings an unforeseen and shocking development for Jacob Black.
Adventure Drama Fantasy - Like the previous three films in the series, this is an adaptation
the horror-romance novel series aimed primarily and females,
especially older teens. This film has less action than previous
films but more overt sensuality. That and violent content make the
film inappropriate for children.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average Breaking Dawn Part One ends on a perfect note. It's designed as a cliffhanger but, since nearly everyone seeing the movie will have read the book, there's not a lot of suspense.
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average Despite these scientific conundrums, "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" is absorbing, if somewhat slow-paced, and has without doubt the most blood-curdling scene of live childbirth...
USA TodayFull Review Good It is in many respects the best installment of the franchise as its stars go from sullen kids to sullen young adults, where their expressions look more natural.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 175 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:They all loved "Breaking Dawn."
TEENS:Extremely high reviews from nearly everyone. The guys enjoyed it as much as the ladies.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The female reviews are extremely high. Nearly all females loved "Breaking Dawn." The male reviews are mixed but quite high considering there's a lot of talk and wedding scenes. Two-thirds loved it and most of the rest rated it as average.
ADULTS:All but a small percentage of the females LOVED "Breaking Dawn." Three-quarters of the males enjoyed it very much with over half loving it. Only a very small percentage rated it low.