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!

Rating: PG (violence)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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On DVD: Nov 7, 2000
Runtime:
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
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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.

jmanard52
John Manard

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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

Super Reviewer

½

Now I didn't grow up in the 80s but I did grow up with this show on DVD and VHS at my cousins house a lot so I did grow up with the original transformers TV series, and I was very anxious to watch this movie, the only problem with this movie is, almost everything. The music just seems out of place even for the time the movie was made, the new characters are just irritating or dull as a rock, and the action isn't that exciting either. The only thing I remotlye liked in this movie was Orson Welles as Unicron but aside from tat this film just is unappealing to me.

michael e.
Michael Edwards

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