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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Released: 18/11/2011 General release
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattison and Taylor Latuner are back for part 'A' of the final installment in the hit cross-species love story. Human Bella and vampire Edward are newly-weds expecting their first child, while lonesome werewolf Jacob lurks in the background. Will there be complications? It seems likely. For more information visit: http://www.breakingdawn-themovie.com/ Buy: http://www.myvue.com/latest-movies/info/film/the-twilight-saga-breaking-dawn-part-1
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Guardian“This franchise feels like it's going on for ever...” Fundamentally, this Twilight movie is yet another fantastically trying drama on the now very boring subject of wolves v vampires and the consequent crisis of identity, which I can only describe as nuanced...
 
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The Independent“The pacing of this saga has virtually limped to a standstill...” As her delicate condition worsens – Kristen Stewart is by now shading towards translucence – a snarling stand-off ensues between wolves and vampires, though don't expect any great thrills and spills...
 
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The Telegraph“A formless, gormless soap opera...” It’s almost impossible to make the plot of Breaking Dawn sound sensible, but it would have been nice if the film made a token effort to do so...
 
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Film4“A soggy march punctuated by tussocks of emo-friendly conversation...” Endearingly bizarre, and featuring the usual fan-service in the form of topless hotties running through forests - you just wish it was a slightly better movie, given the Hammer Horror promise of the pregnancy premise...
 
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Empire“You already know if you're going to see this or not...” The acting’s better than it’s ever been, but with the best will in the world, this can’t get past the fact that the story’s demented...
 
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Total Film “The central relationship plays like a sad, destructive charade...” Flat performances, dodgy plotting and rubbish talking wolves aside, this is a weirdly grim addition to the supposedly tween-friendly franchise, less fairy tale than misjudged horror show...
 
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Time Out“Will doubtlessly please twi-hards...” Blending serious fantasy-drama themes with soapy dialogue, cartoony-looking vampires and wolves whose thoughts we can hear, this remains a strange hybrid of genres...
 
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