The Transformers - The Movie (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Transformers - The Movie (1986)




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90 minute animated toy commercial in which the Autobots battle the evil Decepticons. Notable only for great cast of voices!more
Rating: PG (violence)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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On DVD: Nov 7, 2000
De Laurentiis Entertainment Gr


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Critic Reviews for The Transformers - The Movie

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (3)

A 1986 computer-animated feature based on a popular TV cartoon show, further inspired, no doubt, by the philanthropic desire of Japanese and American toy manufacturers to keep their kiddie customers rolling in robots.

Full Review… | May 18, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The anime-inflected look is generally impressive too, although the power-rock soundtrack is unsalvageable.

Full Review… | August 16, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

While all this action may captivate young children, the animation is not spectacular enough to dazzle adults.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Still the only Transformers film worth watching.

Full Review… | June 24, 2014
Lyles' Movie Files

The real Transformers movie...

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
Cinema Crazed

An awful toy commercial in disguise.

Full Review… | December 15, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for The Transformers - The Movie

A classic 80's cartoon brought to the big screen in a fun way. Loved this back in the day.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

You got the touch! You got the pooowwaaah! A bit dated and silly, but there's a rip-roaring soundtrack and a rousing adventure story.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

It may be the first feature film that the Transformers have ever gotten, but honestly, it is not their best. This film centres around what most people hate Michael Bays films for (too much action), in which I respond, "so how can you enjoy this?" Once Optimus Prime defeats Megatron, he is turned into Galvatron and becomes an even bigger threat to the Autobots, declaring an all-out war. By the end of the film, I was a little bored by all the excitement, but the score and songs played throughout this film were awesome. The story is fairly simple to follow and the voice actors are fantastic. "Transformers: The Movie" is good fun and nothing more.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

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