Transformers: Dark of the Moon Reviews

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 12, 2015
Nowhere near as jaw-droppingly racist as the previous two installments. Is that damning with faint praise?
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
An overlong ordeal, devoid of excitement and intrigue.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013
This movie is actively making the world a worse place to live. I am certain Michael Bay considers it his masterwork. He's right. God help us all.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
March 2, 2013
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is one of the best blockbuster I've seen in years. No other action film can compare to what is undoubtedly Michael Bay's magnum opus, this is the film to beat this summer!
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 1, 2013
By a thin margin, the best film in the series. Funnier. But that's not saying much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
November 9, 2012
Easily transformed into the worst summer blockbuster of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
October 2, 2012
Despite an over-long and underwhelming build-up, the final hour of Dark of the Moon is an all-out action fest with some of the coolest visuals ever put to film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 28, 2012
If you like mindless spectacle, this is undoubtedly the frontrunner so far this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 20, 2012
[Bay], having seemingly learned nothing from the last film, allows just about all of the same mistakes to be made yet again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
April 13, 2012
Intensely juvenile, casually sexist, and blatantly stupid in ways that few if any over the age of "T for Teen" or bereft of a Y chromosome could enjoy. [3D Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 29, 2012
Remarkable action set pieces and stunning effects, but this third outing of Transformers is sometimes just as clunky and irritating as the second.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 20, 2011
Loud and long, this 3rd installment boasts a better plot and impressive CGI while maintaining its juvenile level of comedy - the target audience will likely love it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com
September 28, 2011
You either take it on faith that the succession of scenes and exposition actually add up to a story and enjoy the ride, or sink 2 1/2 hours into the most expensive abstract disaster film ever made.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 24, 2011
...it takes a certain talent to create as much action as Bay does without generating an ounce of excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Lisa Ann Cockrel
Christianity Today
September 2, 2011
Transformers 3 is the archetype of a summer blockbuster-all explosions and chest-swelling bravado and snarky sidekicks and big guns and hot chicks and hero shots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 16, 2011
Better than the second film in the franchise, this film is still as hollow and unimportant as its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
July 18, 2011
The third outing for a herd of toys that should have stayed in their boxes.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
July 15, 2011
Michael Bay's latest adolescent fantasy for grown men is a moderate improvement over both of its predecessors, which is about the best thing it has going for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 15, 2011
The Transformers series comes to a merciful close with this hopelessly anticlimactic installment that is, as expected, just as underwhelming and unwatchable as its predecessors...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
July 12, 2011
Once the film stops trying to endear you to Shia's employment and girlfriend problems, the meaningless destruction and mayhem does have a measure of entertainment value.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
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