Transformers: Dark of the Moon


Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Critics Consensus

Its special effects -- and 3D shots -- are undeniably impressive, but they aren't enough to fill up its loud, bloated running time, or mask its thin, indifferent script.



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Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. When a mysterious event from Earth's past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us. -- (C) Paramount


Shia LaBeouf
as Sam Witwicky
Josh Duhamel
as Lt. Colonel William Lennox
Tyrese Gibson
as Sergeant Epps
Julie White
as Judy Witwicky
Kevin Dunn
as Ron Witwicky
Ken Jeong
as Jerry Wang
Glenn Morshower
as General Morshower
Buzz Aldrin
as Buzz Aldrin
Bill O'Reilly
as Bill O'Reilly
Dustin Dennard
as Lennox Lieutenant
Markiss McFadden
as Lennox Team "Baby Face"
Nick Bickle
as Lennox Team "Chapman"
Ajay James
as Lennox Team "Atroui"
Brett Lynch
as Lennox Team "Phelps"
Scott C. Roe
as Lennox Team "Nelson"
James D. Weston II
as Lennox Team "Tuens"
Brian Call
as Lennox Team "Taggart"
Aaron Garrido
as Epps Team "Mongo"
Mikal A. Vega
as Epps Team "Hooch"
Kenny Sheard
as Epps Team "Marc L"
Josh Kelly
as Epps Team "Stone"
Keiko Agena
as Mearing's Aide
LaMonica Garrett
as Morshower's Aide
Yasen Peyankov
as Voshkod Associate
Brett Stimely
as President Kennedy
John H. Tobin
as President Nixon
Drew Pillsbury
as Defense Secretary McNamara
Patrick Pankhurst
as Director of NASA
Larry Clarke
as NASA Scientist (1969)
Tom Virtue
as Black Ops NASA Technician (1969)
Thomas Crawford
as Black Ops NASA Technician (1969)
Kevin Sizemore
as Black Ops NASA Technician (1969)
Alan Pietruszewski
as NASA Mission Controller (1969)
Michael Daniel Cassady
as NASA Launch Technician (1969)
Peter Murnik
as Tracking Station Supervisor (1969)
Cory Tucker
as Buzz Aldrin (1969)
Don Jeanes
as Neil Armstrong
Lindsey Ginter
as Old NASA Scientist
David St. James
as Old NASA Scientist
Mitch Bromwell
as NASA Technician
Elya Baskin
as Cosmonaut Dimitri
Eugene Alper
as Cosmonaut Yuri
Inna Korobkina
as Russian Lady
Zoran Radanovich
as Russian Bouncer
Kathleen Gati
as Russian Female Bartender
Annie O'Donnell
as Human Resources Lady
Chris Sheffield
as Pimply Corporate Kid
Ken Takemoto
as Japanese Executive
Michael Loeffelholz
as Executive Interviewer
Mindy Sterling
as Female Insurance Agent
Stephen Monroe Taylor
as Mailroom Worker
Andrew Daly
as Mailroom Worker
Derek Miller
as Mailroom Worker
Leidy Mazo
as Mailroom Worker
Scott Krinsky
as Accuretta Executive
Katherine Sigismund
as Accuretta Worker
Maile Flanagan
as Accuretta Worker
Darren O'Hare
as Berated Scientist
Jack Axelrod
as Simmons Tileman
Rich Hutchman
as Engineer
Meredith Monroe
as Engineer's Wife
Charlotte Labadie
as Engineer's Daughter
Christian Baha
as Dylan's Executive
Igbal Theba
as UN Secretary General
Jennifer Williams
as Dylan's Assistant
Danielle Fornarelli
as Dylan's Assistant
Danny McCarthy
as NEST Guard
John Turk
as NEST Guard
Peter A. Kelly
as NEST Guard
Iqbal Theba
as UN Secretary General
Anthony Azizi
as Lt. Sulimani
Sammy Sheik
as Lt. Faraj
John S. McAfee
as GPS Tracking Coordinator
Jay Gates
as DC Mall Reporter
Rebecca Cooper
as DC Capitol Reporter
Bone Crusher
as Bones the Mastiff
Leonard Nimoy
as Sentinel Prime
Peter Cullen
as Optimus Prime
Hugo Weaving
as Megatron
Jess Harnell
as Ironhide
Charlie Adler
as Starscream
James Remar
as Sideswipe
George Coe
as Que/Wheeljack, Wheeljack
Tom Kenny
as Wheelie
Frank Welker
as Shockwave/Soundwave
Ron Bottitta
as Roadbuster/Amp
John DiMaggio
as Leadfoot/Target
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Audience Reviews for Transformers: Dark of the Moon

  • Jun 21, 2016
    This film bounces the franchise back if only slightly from an abysmal sequel. Megan Fox departs and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley takes her place as the one-dimensional female lead that serves only as eye candy and a distressed damsel. The story is at least a little better than the sequel but still not as strong as the first film. The Whitwickey parents' banter also is getting old and monotonous. Leonard Nimoy as the older Prime is very well voiced. And as always, effects done well.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 18, 2015
    Blah blah... movie tried to be better than the previous two... blah blah... only better than Revenge of the Fallen. Then it still suffers from getting there.
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • Nov 25, 2013
    The most no-nonsense entry to the franchise, Dark of the Moon was honestly more than I'd hoped for. Not that I was really hoping for much, but still! I'm not sure if Megan Fox quit or was fired from the Transformer films, but her doing so was sort of a double edged sword. On the one hand, it meant that she was replaced with a thoroughly more annoying and less attractive love-intrest, but it also meant that there was less focus on the Sam Witwicky aspect of the story, which I personally got sick of about half way through Revenge of the Fallen, at best. Personally I feel Dark of the Moon is the most intellectual Transformers film to date (which is really, really, really not saying much) and it sort of took the intense Giant-Space-Robot-Cars-Battle-Each-Other-A-Lot that was the entirety of Revenge of the Fallen and then gave it a followable storyline that actually involved the reason and ways that Giant-Space-Robot-Cars-Battle-Each-Other-A-Lot rather than the completely despicable and nonsensical "plot" of Transformers 2. Though I whinge about LeBouf and Fox (or Huntington-Whiteley, as the case is for Dark of the Moon) as characters, and wish they'd drop the mankind crap in favour of the Cybertronians, what I really felt was best about this entry was the human support cast. Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Tucker & Dale VS Evil) is both incredible and hilarious as Dutch, Simmons' German assistant. Simmons himself, played by John Turturro (Barton Fink, O Brother, Where Art Thou?) is great too, better than in Transformers or Revenge of the Fallen. Josh Duhamel (Turistas, The Picture of Dorian Gray) and Tyrese Gibson (Death Race, Four Brothers) are BAMFs. John Malkovich (Burn After Reading, Being John Malkovich) is (of course) great as Whitwicky's boss. And though Frances McDormand's (Burn After Reading, Darkman) character; Mearing, is all together annoying, her screen presence and acting ability are a remarkable addition to the franchise. I actually didn't mind the big all-out war at the end, at least I could tell what the fuck was happening this time around. I also liked the idea of humans working with the Decepticons, I mean, it does make sense, if big evil robots tell you that a war is coming to your planet, and that they're gonna win it, wouldn't you sign on too? The chopping and changing of the Autobots annoys me immensely, it has done in both sequels, but even more so in this one. I couldn't really figure out why I wanted to watch this after getting so over the first two, but I think I've got it. The Transformer series is such stupid-minded, dim-witted, brainless fun, that it's always a let down on DVD, but watching 2 hours and 34 minutes of "gigant0rz explosions" in a cinema for $6.50 is kinda worth it. 53% -Gimly
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 31, 2012
    Personally, I kept thinking since the beginning that nothing new could be provided to this wasted, dirty table. But something was brought alright. This one had scenes so ridiculous and randomly edited that bordered on the surreal. That and the presence of McDormand whose talents were wasted for obvious reasons. Also, was I the only one to notice that a higher attention to the robots' "drool" and "blood" was put? If the same violence had been done to humans, we would have a strong R rating. Saying that it is better than the second one for one point is insignificant, so... 45/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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