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Terminator Salvation Reviews

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September 12, 2017
It was good, but not great.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 8, 2017
Terminator Salvation is a loud exercise in post-apocalyptic mayhem. When the dust settles and the action subsides, an intriguing story flourishes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 23, 2017
I think McG just wants to show he can spend more money blowing up more stuff more better than Michael Bay. And that's just McDumb.
October 7, 2015
"Terminator Salvation" could almost pass as a sequel to "Mad Max," which goes to show just how everyone involved is merely going through the motions.
June 22, 2013
This is big empty turgid gunk, coming more from the brainless Transformers school than the Cameron Big Art Pop philoso-candy cloth.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 29, 2012
Everything that made the Terminator films great is absent in this film. The violence, the terror, the basic fear is gone ... In this film, children defeat a terminator.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 29, 2012
Once the screeching din has died down, you won't recall a single line of dialogue, note of music or plot point that wasn't punctuated with an explosion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 15, 2012
This franchise, like its villains, has become more machine than man.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 21, 2012
That the film's overall basic point has already been conveyed by the closing lines of T2 some 18 years ago shows just how completely superfluous this cash grab is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 17, 2011
Missing is Cameron's signature action modification, best exploited in Aliens: the strapping female heroine. McG's testosterone-juiced world feels a little doomed without her.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 29, 2011
Bangs and clangs and has some impressive effects, but it seems to have forgotten one thing: These movies used to be giddy, rock 'em, sock 'em fun. This one is just plain grim.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 26, 2011
Doesn't amount to a hill of screws.
May 6, 2011
It brings me very little joy to report that this version of the popular Terminator franchise is silly, obtuse, and pointless.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 4, 2011
If sensation alone makes a movie work for you, then this one succeeds on those strengths every 15 seconds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 21, 2011
Good action sequences will satisfy the adrenaline junkies and lots of throwbacks to Terminator films of yore will make the Terminator fans happy. There are actually parts of a good movie in here, but the focus is in the wrong place.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
January 3, 2011
Machines ultra-cool, humans not so cool in McG's noisy actioner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 27, 2010
Listen, come over to my place this weekend; we'll rewatch Terminator 1 and 2, we'll listen to 'You Could Be Mine' by Guns N Roses, we can even discuss Edward Furlong's 'career'. And let's just pretend Terminator Salvation never happened.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 13, 2010
McG demonstrates a complete inability to understand what made the Cameron Terminator films so good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
June 2, 2010
Salvation is a cold, blunt summer movie misfire, infatuated with mindless explosions like an infant with fecal matter...a lumbering, joyless detour into unappetizing Hollywood recycling.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 28, 2010
An entertaining new entry into the Terminator saga (with the exception of either the biggest continuity error of the series or holding back critical information...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
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