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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Reviews

Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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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.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

June 9, 2014
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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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 Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: D-

June 9, 2014
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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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 Source: Film.com | Original Score: C

May 6, 2011
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Much of the movie is computer-generated hash, weightless even with nonstop BOOMS and METAL GROANS and THUDS.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

July 6, 2009
David Denby
New Yorker
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The movie rages on for a hundred and fifty minutes and then just stops, pausing for the next sequel.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

June 29, 2009
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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It is as if Michael Bay was saying "You think I've blown stuff up before? Ha-ha. Wait till you see this."

Full Review Source: At the Movies

June 29, 2009
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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It's confusing and excessive and it just missed the mark completely.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

June 29, 2009
Christopher Orr
The New Republic
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If it sounds as though the script (credited to Ehren Kruger, Robert Orci, and Alex Kurtzman) was written in serial-novel form during an all-night mescaline bender, well, I have no evidence that it was not.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

June 26, 2009
Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
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I saw Revenge of the Fallen at Imax, which is probably why I managed to stay awake in what for me was the world's most boring movie.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

June 26, 2009
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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The special effects are better and the dialogue slightly more humorous than in the first movie, but the anti-Arab subtext is repugnant.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 25, 2009
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Transformers: The Revenge of The Fallen is beyond bad, it carves out its own category of godawfulness.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 0/4

June 25, 2009
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The right notes are struck over and over for the target demo but there's not much for the rest of us. The special effects are no longer quite so special. A fact that doesn't stop Bay from committing more-is-less excesses.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 24, 2009
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Compared to this sequel, the first Transformers, which was released two years ago, ranks right up there with Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

June 24, 2009
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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Though battles are Transformers' raison d'être, before it's over, Revenge will collapse under the weight of far too many of them.

| Original Score: 2/5

June 24, 2009
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Bay seems to think that just showing us a bunch of brightly clashing metallic limbs (accompanied by lots of noise) is enough to make us faint in our seats with excitement.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

June 24, 2009
Dana Stevens
Slate
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The simplest thing Bay could have done to clarify the stakes of the robot wars would be to visually distinguish the robots from one another in some way. Armbands? Shirts and skins? "Hello, My Name Is" stickers?

Full Review Source: Slate

June 24, 2009
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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A well-oiled, loudly revving summer action vehicle that does all that's required, and then some.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 24, 2009
Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a bewildering, noisy, sloppy, cynical piece of work, a movie that sneers at the audience for 147 minutes and expects us to lap it up as entertainment -- and be grateful.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 24, 2009
John Anderson
Washington Post
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What's wrong here is that there's so much swirling, relentless action, indistinct robot characterizations and over-caffeinated techies loose on the special-effects machines that the movie, in mere seconds, achieves incoherence.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

June 24, 2009
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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The best thing about "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is that it's perhaps the funniest movie of the year ... "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is not as bad as "Transformers"; somehow, in the face of long odds, it is actually worse.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 0/5

June 23, 2009
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the director's subject is as blatant and consistent as his cluttered mise-en-scène.

Full Review Source: New York Times

June 23, 2009
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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I've just spent 2 1/2 hours watching a movie and another hour thinking about what I saw and I have no earthly idea what Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is about.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

June 23, 2009
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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So what if he can't put a coherent series of shots together? Bay's going for pure sensation, and everyone knows dramatic continuity is for women and the weak.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 23, 2009
Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
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The action-chase-battle sequences of Transformers are cutting-edge and undeniably powerful.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 23, 2009
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Because Bay bombards you with so much, it's easy to forget that he can be a gifted technician.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

June 23, 2009
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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It's all pretty numbing.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

June 23, 2009
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Revenge of the Fallen may be a massive overdose of popcorn greased with motor oil. But it knows how to feed your inner 10-year-old's appetite for destruction.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

June 23, 2009
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Transformers 2 is bigger, longer and louder than its predecessor. In this case, more is less.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

June 23, 2009
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A great grinding garbage disposal of a movie, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen isn't so much a narrative film as a cacophonous series of explosions intermittently interrupted by needless dialogue.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C-

June 23, 2009
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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For far too long, the movie consists of chase scenes, scrotum jokes, shrieked conversations, broad slapstick, and depressingly regressive ethnic caricatures.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

June 23, 2009
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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The spectacular Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a triumph of the producers' creed: Pound the senses, simulate emotion and milk the golden calf of the familiar like a mechanical farmhand.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 23, 2009
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The comedy is what keeps Transformers 2 from turning into one colossal pileup of the monster trucks.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 23, 2009
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Fallen would do well to turn itself into a bland, eighteen-wheeler and drive out of town.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

June 23, 2009
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Everyone is overcaffeinated, everyone screams their lines, perhaps so they can hear each other over the explosions and the thunderous score.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

June 23, 2009
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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While LaBeouf proves, finally, to be a viable leading man, and Fox and her midriff earn the power-rock ballads that play every time they have a close-up, they ought to move aside sometimes.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

June 23, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The first, comparatively lucid Transformers was a headache, but I sort of enjoyed it....Revenge of the Fallen is more like listening to rocks in a clothes dryer for 2 1/2 hours.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 23, 2009
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen dazzles the eye, numbs the mind and may cause deafness in some cases.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 23, 2009
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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At least the special effects in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are remarkable: You never tire of the endless variations of robots Bay and his computer-generated effects crew come up with.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 23, 2009
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen is proof positive that not every summer action blockbuster has the mettle to be a franchise.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 23, 2009
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Call me old fashioned, but I like a little side story and character to go along with my order of big, loud special effects.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 23, 2009
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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The magic isn't in the plot (no disrespect to returning screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, joined by Ehren Kruger), but in the obvious delight Bay takes in boyish fantasies of battles, cars, aliens and babes.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

June 23, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1/4

June 23, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Is it the worst movie of the summer? Possibly. Will everybody see it? Probably.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1/5

June 23, 2009
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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There are enormous battle sequences -- you can practically see the dollar signs -- but little effort at telling a story.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2/5

June 23, 2009
Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
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While it would be hard to make a case for 'Revenge of the Fallen' as 'good' in any normal sense of the word, it possesses such brute force that the viewer is left with two options: surrender, or suffer in silence.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

June 19, 2009
Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
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Fan boys will no doubt love it, but for the uninitiated it's loud, tedious and, at 147 minutes, way too long.

June 16, 2009
Jordan Mintzer
Variety
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With machines that are impressively more lifelike, and characters that are more and more like machines, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen takes the franchise to a vastly superior level of artificial intelligence.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 16, 2009
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