Bumblebee Reviews

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July 21, 2020
It is a well-intentioned blockbuster, but it falls short when it comes to offering an exciting product. [Full review in Spanish]
June 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.
April 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.
February 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.
September 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.
August 29, 2019
Your kids will probably love it but there's not enough here for hardcore fans to appreciate and, as a blockbuster, Bumblebee sadly falls short in a month with far better offerings.
April 11, 2019
It could have been a good movie if it wasn't so heavily and obviously inspired by better films.
January 11, 2019
...a mildly watchable, geared-towards-small-children diversion that could (and should) have been better.
January 4, 2019
The sixth instalment in the Transformers movie series is the best yet, but that is not saying very much because of the low bar set by the other five.
December 31, 2018
Where the Bay "Transformers" movies alternated between ecstasy and dullness, "Bumblebee" is consistently middling.
December 29, 2018
I suppose after a steady diet of moldy-green, one-month-old bread, even a bite of slightly stale, one-week-old bread would taste delicious.
December 26, 2018
A frustrating joy ride. It'd be twice as good if it was half as long.
December 26, 2018
If only not being terrible was the same as being good; Bumblebee is still just reheated nostalgia.
December 22, 2018
The special effects surrounding these robots' radical changes isn't as wow-inducing as it was 11 years ago, but at least Bumblebee tries to tell a story while it employs them.
December 21, 2018
After the cacophonous abomination that was Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight, I suppose the mere whiff of competency smells good in comparison.
December 21, 2018
113 minutes (and feels longer) of a lukewarm, John Hughes-ified clone of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.
December 21, 2018
While there are elements here that work, including Steinfeld's impressive performance as a formidably sullen teen, it's still, at heart, just another damn Transformers movie...
December 19, 2018
While Bumblebee has evidently been designed as a film that adults and children can enjoy on different levels, this risks leaving both somewhat unsatisfied.
December 19, 2018
Finds a little charm in going back to the story's children's entertainment roots -- just not a lot of entertainment
December 18, 2018
For his live-action debut, Knight slips into Bay boomboom mode.
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