Dec 4, 2020
An egregious amount of attention is again afforded to the special effects, but the moments in between grow correspondingly less intelligent.
Sep 26, 2020
For the better part of the film's 165-minute running time we get Crash. Bang. Crash. Bang. Bludgeon. Crash. Bang. Bludgeon. Bang. Crash.
Jul 20, 2020
You would think that after three films, Bay would find some groove with this material. If anything, he's regressed.
Jul 15, 2020
Bay introduces more and more of everything as if he's deliberately competing against his previous Transformers film.
Aug 2, 2019
If you are determined to see Transformers: The Age of Extinction, here are some suggestions: Bring earplugs, medication for what may be your first experience with Restless Leg Syndrome, and a pre-1960s misogyny.
Jul 5, 2019
I'm not sure if that even qualifies it as a film as I understand the definition. It's actually little more than feature-length commercial.
Jun 15, 2019
Too many minutes, too many characters, not enough story. The VFX, however, are a triumph.
Apr 2, 2019
Because the screen is now so incredibly saturated with CGI, we simply don't believe for a single second that anything that happens in front of us is anything other than millions of engineered pixels jostling together for our ill-deserved attention.
Mar 5, 2019
The script, written by Ehren Kruger, contains neither coherent narrative nor character development, and the dialogue is laughable for all the wrong reasons.
Jan 30, 2019
Rather than focusing on the meat of the film, re: the ginormous robots that are awesome, the film spends an absurdly long time setting up its character development for the humans.
Jan 18, 2019
That ship sailed four movies ago, but somewhere inside Age of Extinction, there exists the schlocky promise of that kind of entertainment. So frustrating then, to have to sit through all the rest of it.
Jan 12, 2019
Transformers: Age of Extinction has a lot of good stuff. It's just that, in order to get to it, you have to sit through the rest of a movie that could have been made much tighter without sacrificing quality or coherence.
Nov 1, 2018
It's so monotonous and dull that it makes Dark of the Moon look like a breezy 90-minute romp.
Nov 1, 2018
When it came time to take in the series' fourth installment...the (very) low bar I'd set for myself was that it not put me to sleep. Well, it didn't
Aug 28, 2018
T4 will no doubt be one of the biggest films of the summer and it's not worth five cents in creativity, authenticity, humanity or depth. At least these films are expensive so they don't come out too often.
Mar 26, 2018
Based on approximately 615 minutes worth of evidence, the series probably won't get much better than Age of Extinction, which is less a recommendation than a statement of resignation.