Transformers: Age of Extinction

Critics Consensus

With the fourth installment in Michael Bay's blockbuster Transformers franchise, nothing is in disguise: Fans of loud, effects-driven action will find satisfaction, and all others need not apply.

18%

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Total Count: 206

51%

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User Ratings: 223,764
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TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION begins after an epic battle left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history...while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans (led by Mark Wahlberg), Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world. (C) Paramount

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Cast

Mark Wahlberg
as Cade Yeager
Jack Reynor
as Shane Dyson
Nicola Peltz
as Tessa Yeager
Stanley Tucci
as Joshua Joyce
Kelsey Grammer
as Harold Attinger
Sophia Myles
as Darcy Tirrel
Titus Welliver
as James Savoy
Peter Cullen
as Optimus Prime
Frank Welker
as Galvatron
John DiMaggio
as Crosshairs
Mark Ryan
as Lockdown
T.J. Miller
as Lucas Flannery
Abigail Klein
as Joshua's Assistant
Bingbing Li
as Su Yueming
Han Geng
as Convertible Passenger
James Bachman
as Gill Wembley
Charles Parnell
as CIA Director
Erika Fong
as CIA Analyst
Michael Collins
as CIA Analyst
Zou Shiming
as Elevator Boxer
Richard Riehle
as Theater Landlord
Patrick Bristow
as Landlord's Grandson
Cleo King
as Realtor
Calvin Wimmer
as Realtor Client
Glenn Keogh
as Arctic Site Foreperson
David Midthunder
as Arctic Site Guard
Richard Gallion
as Air Force Operator
Nick Horst
as Air Force Technician
Kassem Gharaibeh
as Wembley's Associate
Ed Welburn
as KSI Executive
Yanis Kalnins
as KSI Security Chief
Peter A. Kelly
as KSI Guard
Jessica Gomes
as KSI Spokesmodel
Andreas Beckett
as KSI Scientist
Alexander Leeb
as KSI Scientist
Jamison Haase
as KSI Robot Controller
Drew Wicks
as KSI Robot Controller
Gene Shieh
as KSI Factory Executive
Woei Bee
as KSI Factory Executive
Wang Ying
as KSI Greeter
William Wang
as KSI Worker
Melanie Specht
as Joshua's Assistant
Lin Po Hung
as Attinger's Driver
Kevin Covais
as Dorky Driver
Blair Adam Baillio
as Robot Thief
Mikal A. Vega
as Cemetery Wind Team
Andrew Arrabito
as Cemetery Wind Team
Michael Wong
as Hong Kong Police Chief
Winston Yeh Kingman
as Hong Kong Man In Suit
Ray Lui
as Motorcycle Owner
Candice Zhao
as Woman In Elevator
Li Jun Ting
as Hong Kong Police Officer
Howard Y. Woo
as Hong Kong Police Officer
Jingsheng Yu
as Hong Kong Police Officer
Zhang Tianyu
as Pangu Hotel Greeter
Wu Gang
as Chinese Minister Of Defense
Teresa Daley
as Assistant To Minister Of Defense
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Critic Reviews for Transformers: Age of Extinction

All Critics (206) | Top Critics (52)

  • Since the film is a chilling two hours and 45 minutes long, that means one's mind quickly wanders, dancing across this film's many flaws, little and big.

    Sep 22, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The few authentic inspirations to be found in the movie's hundred and sixty-five roiling minutes involve gigantic science-fiction contrivances.

    Jul 14, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Woohoo! Discombobulation is fun.

    Jul 11, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Well, this is another overlong and over-the-top action extravaganza from Bay about the cars that turn into robots.

    Jul 10, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It barely matters whether this movie is good or bad. Bay is now the sort of filmmaker -- the only one, perhaps -- whose moviemaking goes beyond such binary banality.

    Jul 6, 2014 | Full Review…
  • In the end, though, this is still a movie about giant robots fighting each other, which is to say it's nearly impossible to take seriously on a narrative level.

    Jul 6, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Transformers: Age of Extinction

  • Dec 16, 2018
    Well, its not the worst of this franchise but it is the laziest. Bay is obviously so bored with this material, pretty much maxing out all he was capable of in "Dark of the Moon", and yet he somehow still trudges on for 2 hours and 45 minutes here. The editing is atrocious and Bay's sense of spacial awareness is even worse than usual. There is one good sequence, an escape from an alien bounty hunter's spaceship but it occupies such a small piece of the movie's running time that you've almost completely forgotten it by the end.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 05, 2016
    Infuriatingly silly and pointless, this is the most spectacular and stupid entry in the franchise. No plot to speak of and unbelievably flat characters and dialog make this hard to sit through, even during some of the action sequences. It doesn't help that the film is 30 minutes too long. When even huge action sequences feel repetitive and drag on forever your movie is in trouble. Most attempts in humor, especially on the Bots's side, are just poor. Only Stanley Tucci works here once his character gets interesting. He is the sole ray of light in this convoluted, stupid mess. One of the worst blockbusters of all times.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 18, 2015
    It felt like I was sitting in a theater just hoping when this would be over.
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • May 10, 2015
    In what can only be described as a parody of the series, Transformers: Age of Extinction offers a searing indictment against needless sequels. Loud, utterly pointless, breath-taking in its stupidity, and flatly acted, it's a film that should otherwise not exist. But it does, and director Michael Bay tries earnestly to out due his special affects antics, resulting in a film of visual spectacle but nothing else. The film's plot achieves two aims. For one, it creates a new villain for which grandiose asinine action sequences can be had, and it sets up the franchise for yet more films, literally starting at square one. In this case, we find the allegiances of the US Government turning against the autobots, ostensibly striking a deal with alien bounty hunters to destroy them. None of it makes any particular sense, and the stakes are the most contrived as possible. In the end, you are left to not only wonder what the point of that was, but are amazed with how uninspired the series is. It literally refuses to propel the narrative. Formula, it seems, involves recycling the same storyline, but interchanging its main actors. The dialogue is atrocious, literally full of one-liners, obviously stalling or giving dumb-down exposition to set up the next action sequence. The actors are equally as flat, with Mark Whalberg having zero dramatic presences, and the other actors clearly phoning it in, not that we would really notice otherwise with so little character development (actually...none). What good can be said of it? Visually, Michael Bay keeps things interesting. His adrenaline fast pace almost distracts us from the bad story, and keeps your eyes on the screen. Which, apparently, is all that is needed for this franchise. 1.5/5 Stars
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer

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