Terminator Salvation Reviews

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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.
May 6, 2011
It brings me very little joy to report that this version of the popular Terminator franchise is silly, obtuse, and pointless.
June 5, 2009
A shambolic, deafening, intelligence-insulting mess, a crushing failure on almost all counts.
June 5, 2009
Who cares what it means? Just make it loud. This is the way the series ends, not with a whimper but a bang. Except that it will probably go on, a shade of its former glory.
June 5, 2009
It's easy to see why Bale was attracted to this role, but this often fascinating actor gives one of his least interesting performances.
June 5, 2009
Terminator Salvation looks, sounds and tastes like a 2.50 fairground ride. There is nothing human about it. McG feeds you the sort of thrills that can be had on Clacton pier.
June 5, 2009
Terminator has been smothered in quasi-religious symbolism and primary-school philosophising.
June 5, 2009
With much buzzing, beeping and whirring, the Terminator franchise comes to an absolute creative standstill, or even goes clankingly into reverse, with this fantastically dull fourth episode.
June 5, 2009
The main difference between this and the earlier Terminator films is that it lacks a sense of danger.
June 5, 2009
The film is emotionally soupy and it insists too much on its own pyrotechnics. Christian Bale hasn't an ounce of comedy in him, which takes the whole thing some distance away from Arnie's ridiculousness.
May 26, 2009
This is the worst big budget summer release I've seen in some time.
May 26, 2009
It's a fun time at the movies.
May 26, 2009
Terminator Salvation is a confused, humorless grind, with nobody, from the stars to the set designers, prepared to prick its self-importance.
May 22, 2009
The digital effects are mostly quite dazzling-not just the depictions of towering marauders...but a memorably scary sequence in which a little serpentine robot that's been taken captive thrashes furiously to save its nonlife.
May 22, 2009
T4 is a mixed bag, but it's not f------- amateur.
May 22, 2009
Message to Hollywood: Stop with the time-travel stuff.
May 22, 2009
McG, a music video maven whose previous credits include the Charlie's Angels movies, directs the action passably well.
May 22, 2009
Intensity need not be the enemy of personality, but in Bale's work it too often has been.
May 22, 2009
"Terminator Salvation" promised moviegoers a war between the human heart and the cold, cruel efficiency of machines. So why then is it so mechanical itself, so good at repetition, so preprogrammed and clunky?
May 21, 2009
A good summer movie isn't just an uninterrupted crescendo of cacophony. You need stuff in between the fireballs and the cyborgs.
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