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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)



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 evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world. (C) Paramountmore
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
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


Mark Wahlberg
as Cade Yeager
Jack Reynor
as Shane Dyson
Nicola Peltz
as Tessa Yeager
Stanley Tucci
as Joshua Joyce
Kelsey Grammer
as Harold Attinger
Sophia Myles
as Darcy Tirrel
Titus Welliver
as James Savoy
Peter Cullen
as Optimus Prime
Frank Welker
as Galvatron
Bing Bing Li
as Su Yueming
John DiMaggio
as Crosshairs
Mark Ryan
as Lockdown
T.J. Miller
as Lucas Flannery
Abigail Klein
as Joshua's Assistant
Bingbing Li
as Su Yueming
Han Geng
as Convertible Passenge...
James Bachman
as Gill Wembley
Thomas Lennon
as Chief Of Staff
Charles Parnell
as CIA Director
Erika Fong
as CIA Analyst
Michael Collins
as CIA Analyst
Zou Shiming
as Elevator Boxer
Richard Riehle
as Theater Landlord
Patrick Bristow
as Landlord's Grandson
Cleo King
as Realtor
Calvin Wimmer
as Realtor Client
Glenn Keogh
as Arctic Site Forepers...
David Midthunder
as Arctic Site Guard
Richard Gallion
as Air Force Operator
Nick Horst
as Air Force Technician
Kassem Gharaibeh
as Wembley's Associate
Ed Welburn
as KSI Executive
Yanis Kalnins
as KSI Security Chief
Peter A. Kelly
as KSI Guard
Jessica Gomes
as KSI Spokesmodel
Andreas Beckett
as KSI Scientist
Alexander Leeb
as KSI Scientist
Jamison Haase
as KSI Robot Controller
Drew Wicks
as KSI Robot Controller
Gene Shieh
as KSI Factory Executiv...
Woei Bee
as KSI Factory Executiv...
Wang Ying
as KSI Greeter
William Wang
as KSI Worker
Melanie Specht
as Joshua's Assistant
Lin Po Hung
as Attinger's Driver
Kevin Covais
as Dorky Driver
Blair Adam Baillio
as Robot Thief
Mikal A. Vega
as Cemetery Wind Team
Andrew Arrabito
as Cemetery Wind Team
Michael Wong
as Hong Kong Police Chi...
Winston Yeh Kingman
as Hong Kong Man In Sui...
Ray Lui
as Motorcycle Owner
Candice Zhao
as Woman In Elevator
Li Jun Ting
as Hong Kong Police Off...
Howard Y. Woo
as Hong Kong Police Off...
Jingsheng Yu
as Hong Kong Police Off...
Zhang Tianyu
as Pangu Hotel Greeter
Wu Gang
as Chinese Minister Of ...
Teresa Daley
as Assistant To Ministe...
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News & Interviews for Transformers: Age of Extinction

Critic Reviews for Transformers: Age of Extinction

All Critics (181) | Top Critics (45)

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

As the series' least terrible entry to date, "Age Of Extinction" is all at once refreshing and generally pointless.

Full Review… | April 17, 2016

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

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

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.

Jon Lantz

Super Reviewer


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

Transformers: Age of Extinction Quotes

Lockdown: I feel sorry for you, Prime. Your legion, these humans. The trouble be with loyalty to a that the cause will always betray you!
Optimus Prime: Who sent you here?
Lockdown: Where do you think you came from? You think you where born? were built! And your Creators want you back! We all work for someone!
– Submitted by Silas G (14 months ago)
Optimus Prime: There are mysteries to the universe we were never meant to solve, but who we are and why we are here, are not among them, those answers we carry inside.
– Submitted by John Paul B (20 months ago)
Joshua Joyce: It's a big magnet!
Cade Yeager: It's sucking up metal and dropping it!
– Submitted by Kelvin M (20 months ago)
Lockdown: Hes mine now.
Ratchet: Lockdown....
Lockdown: Autobts, Decepticons like little children, always fighting, making a messout of the Universe then Ive got to clean it up. Theres only one way you'll survive. Tell me wheres hes hiding? Where is Optimus Prime?
Ratchet: Never.
Lockdown: Never is the end.
– Submitted by Jack F (20 months ago)

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