Reviews

Feb 10, 2022
Well always have Transformers movies as long as they keep making money and selling merchandise, so they might as well feature the Bee's kinder, more invigorating zeal.
Aug 17, 2021
They needed to make it a safe, solid movie in order to revitalize the franchise, get people believing in the Transformers again, and I think to a large extent, they did do that.
Jul 13, 2021
Bumblebee offers ample evidence that change can be a very good thing for a movie franchise, and there are still plenty of great stories to tell in the Transformers universe.
Jun 24, 2021
Succeeds due to a talented director who loves the source material, a well-rounded cast, and an abundance of heart.
Apr 29, 2021
...finally, a Transformers movie that's fun to watch.
Apr 9, 2021
Bumblebee may very well represent a vast improvement in quality for the Transformers series. But that means the previous five films must be even worse than you think, as Bumblebee is pretty dang awful.
Feb 3, 2021
A welcome change of pace for the Transformers series. Knight brings tenderness, humour and action that owes more to the style of the 80s era Transformers cartoons and Amblin films than Bay's bombast.
Dec 5, 2020
The movie is full of humor and heart, most effectively provided by Steinfeld, who manages to be genuine, despite acting predominantly in front of fully CG personas.
Sep 4, 2020
Sometimes you just go to the movie theater to be entertained.
Aug 28, 2020
By looking back to the 80's from whence it came, the Transformers franchise seems to have found its heart again.
Jul 26, 2020
[A]n affectionate (if obvious) riff on The Iron Giant, Bumblebee separates itself from the pack by not being desperate to prove itself.
Jul 21, 2020
It is a well-intentioned blockbuster, but it falls short when it comes to offering an exciting product. [Full review in Spanish]
Jul 14, 2020
Bumblebee succeeds because it relies not on acton and special effects but on characters and a sweet story about friendship, loss and finding your inner hero.
Jun 30, 2020
Bumblebee never quite finds the right balance. It's intentionally cheesy and silly, sometimes in a warm, heartfelt way, but other times in a cringing way. It's bubbly and will play well with the intended audience, but there's not much more than that.
Jun 28, 2020
Bumblebee is one heck of a fun ride. It has action, humor, heart and character, as well as a plot that respects the source cartoons.
Apr 4, 2020
Bumblebee has become the thing that people criticised the Bay films for being - a mere cash grab for cash grabs sake. Look, Bumblebee isn't bad. It's also not good. It's just middle of the road serviceable.
Feb 21, 2020
The film presents late-80s America so fetishistically that it feels at times like a follow-up to Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher (2014), and its recycling of 80s teen-movie cliches are also weirdly reverential.
Oct 30, 2019
It's incredibly well done, backed by powerful emotions, it's fun and funny, and genuinely great for all ages.
Sep 26, 2019
This sort of unhinged passion could've greatly benefited Bumblebee. It's all just far too by the book and safe; a dull pledge from an uncertain committee of movie executives to do better with the Transformers' mythos in future instalments.