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Transformers: Dark of the Moon Reviews

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Overview


Genre :

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Date :

June 29, 2011

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Michael Bay

Starring :

Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Patrick Dempsey, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, James Avery, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Alan Tudyk, Tom Kenny, Leonard Nimoy, James Remar

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

2.5 of 4

“..too long, too dumb and too loud, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" is at least an improvement on its immediate predecessor..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2.5 of 4

“..the story is one big "God in the Machine" tale, heroic but hapless humans wait for robot rescue..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
“..the franchise remains as much an endurance test as a movie, but at least a better Bay has delivered a leaner, meaner, cleaner 3-D rage against the machines..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]
1.5 of 4

“..rilliantly cut trailer makes it look like this might be the first entry into the series to tell a compelling story, but that hope is dispelled fairly early in the proceedings..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4

“..provides his usual Bayisms: bloated close-ups, manly slo-mo, visual hyperbole and glamour shots of a hot babe standing amid the wreckage..”
by Amy Biancolli [Houston Chronicle]
2.5 of 4

“..one can argue that summer is built for spectacle. Now if only it could be truly spectacular, too..”
by Lisa Kennedy [Denver Post]
“..o confusingly frenetic that it looks like it was edited by a 5-year-old after consuming three bowls of LSD-laced Cap'n Crunch..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
2 of 4

“..more action sequences, locations, actors, historical events, machines, effects, monosyllables, weapons, and American-flag close-ups the movie shoves in its mouth and ours, the less we're able to taste..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2 of 4

“..might as well have been written by a machine, given its tin-eared comedy and noisy soullessness..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2.5 of 4

“..is about 45 minutes too long, and that's the dull middle section before everybody starts wrecking Chicago in a reprise of The Blues Brothers..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
“..high on any list of the worst blockbusters ever..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
Review rate : B

“..hardly a fleet production, but here Bay makes his best, most flexible use yet of all the flamboyant bigness at his command..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
1 of 5

“..Bay misses every opportunity to make something interesting out of his characters; instead, he's content to spend his enormous budget on grinding destruction so generic and visually convoluted, it's often hard to tell who we're supposed to be rooting for..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
1.5 of 4

“..as bad as the action sequences are, Bay fails spectacularly when he goes for pathos..”
by Tirdad Derakhshani [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]

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