Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

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Critic Consensus: With the fourth installment in Michael Bay's blockbuster Transformers franchise, nothing is in disguise: Fans of loud, effects-driven action will find satisfaction, and all others need not apply.


Movie Info

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION begins after an epic battle left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history...while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans (led by Mark Wahlberg), Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and … More

Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and brief innuendo)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Ehren Kruger
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 30, 2014
Box Office: $245.4M
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Cade Yeager

as Shane Dyson

as Tessa Yeager

as Joshua Joyce

as Darcy Tirrel

as Harold Attinger

as James Savoy

as Optimus Prime

as Galvatron

as Su Yueming

as Crosshairs

as Lockdown

as Lucas Flannery

as Joshua's Assistant

as Su Yueming

as Convertible Passenge...

as Gill Wembley

as Chief Of Staff

as CIA Director

as CIA Analyst

as CIA Analyst

as Elevator Boxer

as Theater Landlord

as Landlord's Grandson

as Realtor

as Realtor Client

as Arctic Site Forepers...

as Arctic Site Guard

as Air Force Operator

as Air Force Technician

as Wembley's Associate

as KSI Executive

as KSI Security Chief

as KSI Guard

as KSI Spokesmodel

as KSI Scientist

as KSI Scientist

as KSI Robot Controller

as KSI Robot Controller

as KSI Factory Executiv...

as KSI Factory Executiv...

as KSI Greeter

as KSI Worker

as Joshua's Assistant

as Attinger's Driver

as Dorky Driver

as Robot Thief

as Cemetery Wind Team

as Cemetery Wind Team

as Hong Kong Police Chi...

as Hong Kong Man In Sui...

as Motorcycle Owner

as Woman In Elevator

as Hong Kong Police Off...

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Critic Reviews for Transformers: Age of Extinction

All Critics (180) | Top Critics (43)

The few authentic inspirations to be found in the movie's hundred and sixty-five roiling minutes involve gigantic science-fiction contrivances.

Full Review… | July 14, 2014
New Yorker
Top Critic

The running time of 2 hours and 45 minutes allows plenty of time for lots of explosions and inane dialogue.

Full Review… | February 3, 2015
Los Angeles Daily News

Transformers: Age of Extinction is as close to an incoherent mess of movement & noise as cinema gets. Michael Bay is slowly perfecting his brand of blockbuster, and to be honest it's getting quite compelling to watch him fall down this rabbit hole

Full Review… | December 7, 2014
Quickflix

Metal on metal still the name of the game

Full Review… | November 5, 2014
Movie Habit

If in doubt, smash everything to pieces - and be as noisy as possible.

Full Review… | October 10, 2014
Birmingham Mail

Transformers: Age of Extinction is simply more of the same mindless action, flat characters, and utter boredom that we've come to expect from these bloated mechanical sequels.

Full Review… | September 29, 2014
Examiner.com

Audience Reviews for Transformers: Age of Extinction

Four movies in, at this point you can either fall back on the old criticisms of Michael Bay as a filmmaker or simply let down your guard and look for any simple pleasures offered by the Transformers franchise, a series mostly known for chaotic plotting and action. Age of Extinction is probably the best Transformers film since the first one (take that for what you will) but it still has all the hallmarks of the obtuse and convoluted plotting, absurd and obnoxious characters, juvenile humor, intense product placement, and often incoherent action. Gone are the characters from the first three films and in their stead is Mark Wahlberg (upgrade) as a Texan inventor named, get this, Cade Yeager. He and his teen daughter come into contact with Optimus Prime and are on the run from multiple forces. Apparently a bounty hunter is looking to target Prime. The U.S. has a black ops team tracking down Transformers in hiding. And Stanley Tucci plays a business tycoon who wants to make his own Transformers via their magic substance "Transformium." Reading all of that, you realize the pieces still don't really make sense, and that's before the robot dinosaurs come into play. And yet Bay and his team have fine-tuned the entertaining aspects of the franchise and better consolidated them in the fourth film. A badass alien bounty hunter/collector is a great addition, adding the government as an adversary, Titus Welliver (TV's Lost) as a cocksure special agent, Tucci as a corporate blowhard, and robot dinosaurs, it all sort of works on its own terms. Again, if you try and logically connect the pieces, it won't happen. By this point, if you're not a fan of the series, there's no real reason to continue watching, but if you've found any semblance of enjoyment then there should be enough to keep your attention with the fourth film.

Nate's Grade: C+

Nate Z.
Nate Zoebl

Super Reviewer

This started out way better than I thought, but then fell off the rails at the end. Did it end? I wasn't sure because it felt like it went on forever.

FireStormStudios
Jon Lantz

Super Reviewer

½

With the visual effects and accuracy in its adaptation the only things going for it, there is not much to hone in on the latest installment of the Transformers franchise. Age of Extinction is drenched in unnecessary dialogue, duration and elements in its story (like the installment itself) making this, arguably, the less-than-satisfying edition to the saga. 1.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

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