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Transformers (2007)

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Average Rating: 5.8/10
Reviews Counted: 219
Fresh: 125 | Rotten: 94

While believable characters are hard to come by in Transformers, the effects are staggering and the action is exhilarating.

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Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 46
Fresh: 32 | Rotten: 14

While believable characters are hard to come by in Transformers, the effects are staggering and the action is exhilarating.

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The interstellar battle between the Autobots and Decepticons rains destruction down on planet Earth as director Michael Bay adapts Hasbro and Takara's popular Transformers franchise into a big-budget, live-action summer tentpole extravaganza in this ambitious sci-fi action feature starring Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Bernie Mac, John Turturro, Jon Voight, and, of course, Optimus Prime and Megatron. Long ago, on the planet of Cybertron, a massive, powerful alien race divided into two factions,

Oct 16, 2007

$319.0M

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All Critics (220) | Top Critics (46) | Fresh (125) | Rotten (94) | DVD (39)

For the bot-neutral rest of us, two-and-a-half hours of mostly incoherent special effects may be a bit much.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: NPR.org | Comments (2)
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I challenge you to name another movie about an alien robot come to save the world while disguised as a yellow Camaro. Isn't it just an intergalactic Herbie the Love Bug?

July 31, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Post | Comments (21)
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It's a big, cool, dopey, noisy, non-stop action powerhouse. It's also too long by a half hour and it left my ears ringing, but it's a lot of fun.

July 16, 2007 | Comments (10)
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With Transformers, director Michael Bay has once again claimed the year's top honors for loud, stupid filmmaking.

July 11, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Observer | Comments (34)
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The action sequences are so turgid it's sometimes hard to tell which 'bot is doing what, but with Bay steadily hurling fireworks you won't really pause much to think about that, or about how truly inane the story is.

July 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Associated Press
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Not a movie, just one gigantic commercial for Hasbro.

July 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (5)
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Transformers leaves very few blocks left un-busted.

November 3, 2012 Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk
TheShiznit.co.uk

hat was delivered will no doubt send merchandising sales spiralling into orbit, but sadly at the cost of countless brain cells popping through after nearly two and a half hours of tedium.

July 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Digital Spy
Digital Spy

Transformers delivers on its promise of stunning visuals and well-crafted action sequences, but it's not remotely worth the slog it takes to get there. Once the novelty of the robots wears off it's hopelessly insipid.

March 21, 2011 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
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Bay, of course, can't resists temptation to use as many explosions in the film as possible

December 15, 2009 Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews

Morphs from Army-enlisting ad to toy ad (on its way passing through a panoply of car ads, computer ads, beer ads) without ever becoming a movie

August 27, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion | Comment (1)
CinePassion

Thank god the Transformers speak primarily in proper nouns--if they hadn't shouted "Optimus! Megatron!" every time they struck a blow, I'd have no idea what was happening.

June 23, 2009 Full Review Source: I.E. Weekly | Comments (8)
I.E. Weekly

Transformers is a rollicking, rousing experience.

February 2, 2009 Full Review Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly
Fayetteville Free Weekly

It is a teenage boy's wet dream. The girls are insanely hot, the lead is awkward/funny and the action sequences are top notch.

September 4, 2008 Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Comment (1)
The Scorecard Review

...if you are an adult and not already a fan, you may find the movie more than a bit long, loud, and frenzied.

August 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Come to think of it, I was pretty stupid when I was six years old. So is this film.

July 31, 2008 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Comments (18)
Paste Magazine

Director Michael Bay's bigger than life version of the cartoon I grew up loving pretty much ruined one of my favorite childhood memories.

July 23, 2008 Full Review Source: Watertown Daily Times | Comments (14)
Watertown Daily Times

Although it strives to appeal to the whole family, it winds up emerging as a kiddie flick on steroids - a big-budget, effects heavy, feature film version of a Saturday morning cartoon.

July 7, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter | Comment (1)
ESplatter

Transformers is the best action movie I have seen since The Matrix.

May 24, 2008 Full Review Source: WJFK-FM (CBS Radio) | Comments (39)
WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)

'Transformers' is a loud, unsophisticated testament to the visceral thrills of effects-driven mayhem.

April 9, 2008 | Comments (8)
San Francisco Examiner

An overachiever of a film that practically defines the term summer blockbuster.

January 4, 2008 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

If you take Transformers with a grain of salt...you'll have a pretty fun time checking out both the robotic (transformers) and human (Megan Fox) eye candy

December 18, 2007 | Comments (2)
Manhattan Movie Magazine

When Transformers is going strong early on, it's the grandest -- in every sense of the word -- entertainment in years.

October 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com

The action scenes are too chaotic to be exciting.

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Comments (7)
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

Audiences are liable to be in a state of utter bewilderment.

October 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Film4 | Comments (3)

Audience Reviews for Transformers

The acting was good, with a nice actress. Very different, great action, and fast paced. Certainly wont bore you. Michael Bay dished out a good movie. Visually brilliant, worth your money and your time.
May 1, 2013
Nikhil N.
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Transformers is a summer special effects extravaganza starring Shia LaBeouf as the descendant of an Arctic explorer who gets caught up in a war between rival factions of a robotic alien race. Michael Bay, the scourge of modern cinema, once again foregoes anything so unnecessary as a plot, interesting characters or meaningful dialogue instead preferring to fill the screen with as much CGI and explosions as possible, using the pretty young cast as window dressing in case the adolescent audience feel like a self congratulatory wank after the dust has settled. Admittedly, the special effects are magnificent, the robots superbly designed and animated and as they rocket around the screen, guns blazing and constantly morphing as they go, it makes for a breathtaking spectacle. Unfortunately, as soon as any of the characters open their mouths you are reminded just how juvenile and idiotic it all is; Bay's insistence on only ever casting actresses who look like playmates of the month is insulting and every black character (and even one of the robots) is a blatant and crude racial stereotype. Superficially eye boggling, Transformers is nothing but an extended toy commercial and weighing in at nearly two and a half HOURS, that's just plain insulting to the intelligence of all but the very youngest of its audience.
May 1, 2013
garyX
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I loved the Transformers cartoons as a kid. They are alien robots in disguise. Shia buys his first car only to find out it is an autobot. The autobots have to defeat Megatron and protect the human race. I love the house scene where the autobots are trying to hide outside in the garden. Great action scenes and special effects.
March 20, 2013
thmtsang
T Tsang

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Michael Bay's visual feast of war-driven robots on Earth is epic. Though some bumps could've been avoided the film is overshadowed by groundbreaking visual effects and in-depth action that is captivating from start to finish. 4.5/5
August 25, 2012
Eugene Bernabe

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    1. Jazz: Come on, Decepticon punk!
    – Submitted by Brandon S (4 months ago)
    1. Ratchett: It's Megatron! Retreat!
    2. Jazz: Move!
    3. Ratchett: Fall back!
    – Submitted by Brandon S (4 months ago)
    1. Starscream: I live to serve you, Lord Megatron.
    2. Megatron: Where is the Cube?
    3. Starscream: The humans have taken it.
    4. Megatron: You fail me yet again, Starscream. Get them!
    – Submitted by Brandon S (4 months ago)
    1. Frenzy: Megatron! Megatron! Megatron!
    – Submitted by Brandon S (4 months ago)
    1. Optimus Prime: You all know there's only one way to end this war. We must destroy the Cube. If all else fails, I will unite it with the spark in my chest.
    2. Ratchett: That's suicide. The Cube is raw power. It could destroy you both.
    3. Optimus Prime: A necessary sacrifice to bring peace to this planet. We can not let the humans pay for our mistakes. It's been an honor serving with you all. Autobots, roll out!
    4. Jazz: We rolling!
    – Submitted by Brandon S (4 months ago)
    1. Ironhide: Why are fighting to save the humans? They're a primitive and violent race.
    2. Optimus Prime: Were we so different? They're a young species. They have much to learn. But I've seen goodness in them. Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.
    – Submitted by Brandon S (4 months ago)
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