Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports that 24% of critics (of the 188 counted reviews) gave the film a positive review, and the site's consensus reads, "Slow, joyless, and loaded with unintentionally humorous moments, Breaking Dawn Part 1 may satisfy the Twilight faithful, but it's strictly for fans of the franchise." Though the film was well received, Pattinson's performance was praised.
But all have grown into their roles, cutting loose in a film that (thankfully) sidesteps the melodrama of its prequels." Though the film received mixed reviews, some critics praised his performance.
Jake Coyle of The Associated Press said that "The young actor has an unmistakable screen presence.
This short film later re-released as a part of an anthology film titled Love & Distrust, comprising five short films following eight individuals from diverse backgrounds on their quest for true contentment.
He reprised his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight sequel The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which was released on 20 November 2009.
He has completed David Zellner's western-comedy Damsel, in which he re-united with his Maps to the Stars co-star Mia Wasikowska Pattinson began modelling at the age of 12, but his workload began to decrease four years later.
In December 2008, he blamed the lack of modelling work on his masculine appearance: "When I first started I was quite tall and looked like a girl, so I got lots of jobs, because it was during that period where the androgynous look was cool.It was like it was supposed to be there." Talking about it, he said that "I don’t play that much any more, though I am doing music for [‘Damsel’].I used to differentiate between music and acting but the more I don’t play music, the more I push that area of my brain into acting.Film critic Richard Corliss from Time praised Pattinson for being "shy and watchful" and said that he "radiates a slow magnetism that locks the viewer's eyes on him", ultimately calling him "star quality".The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics.Then, I guess, I became too much of a guy, so I never got any more jobs.