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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

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Average Rating: 3.8/10
Reviews Counted: 172
Fresh: 31 | Rotten: 141

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.

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Average Rating: 3.3/10
Critic Reviews: 42
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 40

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.

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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

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All Critics (172) | Top Critics (42) | Fresh (31) | Rotten (141)

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

July 14, 2014 Full Review Source: New Yorker
New Yorker
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It barely matters whether this movie is good or bad. Bay is now the sort of filmmaker -- the only one, perhaps -- whose moviemaking goes beyond such binary banality.

July 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Grantland
Grantland
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In the end, though, this is still a movie about giant robots fighting each other, which is to say it's nearly impossible to take seriously on a narrative level.

July 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Inflated, interminable and incoherent ...

June 30, 2014 Full Review Source: Salon.com
Salon.com
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You're either awestruck, dumbstruck or just plain struck in the face.

June 30, 2014 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
Time Out New York
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Long before Optimus Prime hoists his hulking metal frame onto the back of a giant robot dinosaur, wields his mighty sword and rides valiantly away to save the planet once more, Transformers: Age of Extinction plays like a parody ...

June 29, 2014 Full Review Source: ChristyLemire.com
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From its stereotypes and endlessly quipping tinpot has-been-bro-heroes to its brazen product placement, pandering to the Chinese market, and incessant bombast, this flick's the nadir of 21st-century F/X blockbusters--no weight or wonder, just clanking off

August 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

...if you're looking for the film that makes the Transformers the real main characters and gives them the best part of the story and the best, most resonant arcs, then Age of Extinction is your ticket.

August 1, 2014 Full Review Source: Forbes
Forbes

I'm not going to say that Transformers: Age of Extinction is quite "good." But it is arguably the least "bad" of the franchise.

August 1, 2014 Full Review Source: Forbes

Transformers: Age of Extinction isn't so much a movie as it is a 165-minute propaganda film made to appeal to the widest demographic possible - but mainly for China.

July 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com
Scene-Stealers.com

The Transformers series returns with what just might be the worst entry yet...

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

It's worse than any of the previous three movies in the franchise and the worst, so far, of this year's parade of would-be 'blockbusters.'

July 23, 2014 Full Review Source: The Virginian-Pilot
The Virginian-Pilot

It is frankly pointless to knock its quintessentially Bay aesthetic of massive mayhem and the equally shameless broad corniness of its humor, for all of that is clearly what the film was meant to be and dutifully delivers.

July 19, 2014 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
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Transformers: A Era da Extinção é o que Círculo de Fogo teria sido caso houvesse sido dirigido por alguém com o Q.I. do garotinho tocador de banjo de Amargo Pesadelo.

July 18, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

Even the diehard Transformers fans will be hard pressed not to admit that this movie stinks.

July 17, 2014 Full Review Source: Atlantic City Weekly
Atlantic City Weekly

Seemingly written by a thirteen-year old boy and directed by his walking erection, this one is nothing but a booming pile of rubble.

July 15, 2014 Full Review Source: Film School Rejects
Film School Rejects

With each film in the Transformer saga, Michael Bay makes it clear that all he's interested in are massive metallic special effects bashing into each other and usually exploding.

July 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com
Contactmusic.com

To those who say rape culture is a myth, we say "Behold, Transformers 4".

July 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Irish Times
Irish Times

Are you ready for three hours of overkill?

July 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

Woohoo! Discombobulation is fun.

July 11, 2014 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

The cinematic equivalent of being repeatedly hit over the head with a food mixer.

July 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

Well, this is another overlong and over-the-top action extravaganza from Bay about the cars that turn into robots.

July 10, 2014 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

It has the pace of an oscillating house fan, going back and forth between boring exposition and bursts of action in which you suddenly have no idea WTF is going on.

July 10, 2014 Full Review Source: Columbus Alive
Columbus Alive

Sweet, swollen with box-office self-importance, and probably just what the kids want for midsummer dessert.

July 10, 2014 Full Review Source: Financial Times
Financial Times

There remains something undeniably exciting about seeing Optimus Prime kicking ass or witnessing the superbly-detailed Dinobots.

July 10, 2014 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

Audience Reviews for Transformers: Age of Extinction

Michael Bay definitely need to know when he should stop making garbage movie and back on the right track by making a movie such as 'Bad Boys' or 'Armageddon' that not only awesome but people still talk about them until now.. The most fatal thing that I cannot tolerate is how Michael turns the whole movie into a commercial by turning all the robots into Chevrolet, make a promo for Beats, and gave some spot for fashion commercial such as Victoria's Secret, Armani, or Tom Ford to make a short appearance.. I mean what the hell is he thinking? Not only the movie itself kinda flat because of the nonstop battle between robots, but how weak the main story is.. This time, I definitely think Bay should stop..
July 20, 2014
ajaymuthecooldevils
Sanjaya 丘耀文

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One of the worst action films ever made.
July 17, 2014
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

Why? Full review later.
July 9, 2014
TomBowler
Thomas Bowler

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This is not war, it's extinction.

Good Action Movie! Age of Extinction probably has the worst plot of all the transformers. It's like they didn't even try to develop a story line. It's over 2 1/2 hours of explosions and CGI with cool but uninteresting characters. I feel like they could have done a much better job if they developed the characters more and had better dialogue as the characters had potential. If you are a child this movie is perfect. Despite the questions popping out of nowhere, the plot is quite entertaining and at most times makes the watcher wonder what will happen next, unlike the first three installations. The visuals are absolutely amazing though.

After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago, humanity thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Attinger, a CIA agent, establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot who is searching for Optimus Prime. Cade Yeager, a "robotics expert", buys an old truck and upon examining it, he thinks it's a Transformer. When he powers it up, he discovers it's Optimus. Later, men from the unit show up looking for Optimus. He helps Yeager and his daughter escape but are pursued by the hunter. They escape and Yeager learns from technology he took from the men that a technology magnate and defense contractor named Joshua Joyce is part of what's going on, so they go to find out what's going on.
July 8, 2014
MANUGINO
Manu Gino

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    1. Optimus Prime: How many more of my kind must be sacrificed?
    – Submitted by Jean R (8 days ago)
    1. Optimus Prime: After all we've done, humans are hunting us.
    – Submitted by Jean R (8 days ago)
    1. Cade Yeager: I think we just found a Transformer.
    – Submitted by Jean R (8 days ago)
    1. Cade Yeager: Will we ever see you again?
    2. Optimus Prime: Cade Yeager, I do not know. But whenever you look to the stars, think of one of them as my soul. Defend this family, Autobots. As they have you. Defend all they can be.
    – Submitted by Diogo M (20 days ago)
    1. Crosshairs: We'll let Prime figure this one out.
    2. Drift: Very wise.
    3. Crosshairs: There's no fragging way I'm staying down here with them. No way, no way!
    – Submitted by Maddie E (38 days ago)
    1. Hound: Hell yea! He back! He Alive! Optimus is Here!
    – Submitted by Jagger C (46 days ago)
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