Bumblebee Reviews

December 31, 2018
Where the Bay "Transformers" movies alternated between ecstasy and dullness, "Bumblebee" is consistently middling.
December 26, 2018
If only not being terrible was the same as being good; Bumblebee is still just reheated nostalgia.
December 24, 2018
The movie works in large part because of the depth of Steinfeld's performance. We haven't seen such a well-realized character in any of the other Transformers movies.
December 24, 2018
Imagine if John Hughes made a Transformers movie. Or: Think E.T., but with auto parts.
December 22, 2018
"Bumblebee" does hold up as a fun, family-appropriate movie on its own terms, and redeems its beleaguered franchise in the process.
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
Knight is able to milk the softness of Bumblebee's eyes, which are like two big, blue flashlights, and he gives the robot giant - and the story - a beating heart.
December 21, 2018
113 minutes (and feels longer) of a lukewarm, John Hughes-ified clone of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.
Top Critic
December 20, 2018
Mankind has split the atom, sent a man to the moon, and now, in arguably its most unlikely achievement, it has produced a watchable Transformers movie.
December 20, 2018
Even grading on a curve, though, this is a solidly executed story, tapping the familiar theme of a troubled kid whose life is changed by an extraordinary visitor.