Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Reviews

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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
Top Critic
June 9, 2014

The movie is like the play date from hell, the kind where a crew of children reduce your home to rubble and conduct endless bouts of loud war on the living-room floor while you ponder the propriety of opening a bottle of wine.

Paul Brunick
Film Comment Magazine
June 9, 2014

Eager to get myself into the right mindset for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, I turned to the multiplex patron sitting next to me and politely asked him to slam my head against the forward seatback.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic
June 9, 2014

I would like to think that even if I was 14, either in body or spirit, I would still find this film an impossibly, incomprehensibly overlong and cacophonous bore.

Full Review | Original Score: D-
Michael Saba
Paste Magazine
June 9, 2014

If Bay has one consistent artistic inclination other than the lowest common denominator, it's his obsession with fascistic imagery.

Full Review | Original Score: 0.8/10
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
June 9, 2014

Mostly it's punch-your-face loud.

Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jim Vejvoda
IGN Movies
June 9, 2014

The first Transformers may not have been bigger, but it was certainly better.

Rob Humanick
House Next Door
January 27, 2013

Few elements of Fallen are completely odious unto themselves, but rolled together it becomes a wave of inescapable proportions.

Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 29, 2012

Built from the ground up to be a popcorn-devouring, eye-popping, nostalgia-sparking crowd-pleaser.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 15, 2011

A minor improvement over its nigh abominable predecessor...

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laremy Legel
Film.com
Top Critic
May 6, 2011

It adds up exactly as you'd think if you've seen a moving picture before; the motivations are simple while the laughs pound you about the head and face.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011

I had a pretty excellent time.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 21, 2011

The people Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was made for will like it for what it is. Which is probably the saddest thing about it. As long as you're willing to accept crap, you're not likely to get anything better.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Mike Edwards
What Culture
March 1, 2011

Bayformers 2 is a mess of a story loosely glued together with lame jokes, fighting pixels and Megan Fox's ass.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 27, 2010

Revenge of the Fallen ... plays more like Pearl Harbor 2, from the heavy-handed seriousness to the clumsy racial stereotypes (a couple of 'ethnic' robots seem to have walked straight out of the Kirk Lazarus School of Racial Sensitivity).

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010

It's frustrating that if Transformers 2 took itself a little more seriously, it might just have blown audiences away the same way the original did.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
April 2, 2010

Michael Bay knows how to spoil any film he touches, taking an extreme step down from the surprisingly fun original.

Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
December 15, 2009

with Bay under pressure to squeeze as much content into two and half hours, it was inevitable that some elements of the formula wouldn't work

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 20, 2009

After the first ten minutes, I just...wanted...the...movie...to...end.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
October 4, 2009

This benighted cacophony is a painful blend of overproduced action and shameless exposition

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
September 10, 2009

Watching Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is like going to one of those chain all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants: The potatoes may be overbaked, the green beans limp and the beef lukewarm, but no way are you walking out of there hungry.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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