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Transformers: Dark of the Moon Reviews

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October 23, 2017
Where I do not give Bay any kind of pass, the problem I identify as uniquely his own and the reason I think that, no matter how technically proficient he is, he is a bad filmmaker, is his utter tone deafness to stereotypes and characterizations.
January 26, 2018
As with most of his films, Michael Bay doesn't take the less-is-more approach when it comes to spectacle. That he saves for his convoluted screenplay and flat human characterizations.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
September 8, 2017
Never mind the ridiculous subtitle. It's really just a precursor for what is to come from the rest of the movie. And Transformers: Dark of the Moon doesn't even try to play down its idiocy.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
June 23, 2013
This movie is actively making the world a worse place to live. I am certain Michael Bay considers it his masterwork. He's right. God help us all.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 20, 2012
[Bay], having seemingly learned nothing from the last film, allows just about all of the same mistakes to be made yet again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 30, 2013
An overlong ordeal, devoid of excitement and intrigue.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
July 9, 2011
The inexplicable, unwieldy narrative staggers with its brazen incomprehensibility as it clambers forward.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
July 1, 2011
Bring a book.
June 28, 2011
In his never-ending quest to go beyond the impossible, Bay has actually succeeded but not at all in the way he probably hoped. Miraculously, against all odds, Michael Bay has made a movie about giant robots invading the earth... boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
June 27, 2011
Four years, two sequels, a pair of racist robots and a conservative estimate of one billion robot punches later, I have to wonder if my enjoyment of that first instalment in the Transformers franchise was merely the result of low expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 28, 2011
I'll give Michael Bay credit for crisper, more lucid action scenes. But the plot is still a hot mess of endless exposition, double crosses, people running hither and fro without much reason, and a lot of unnecessary humans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 1, 2011
Each subsequent Transformers film seems to prove one thing - that the first one was a fluke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 7, 2011
Seeing the new Transformers movie was a little like agreeing to go on one more date with someone who has hurt your feelings twice already.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 28, 2011
Has the same nonsensical plotting, headache-inducing visuals and lame attempts at comic relief as the other Transformers movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 28, 2011
A carnival of top-drawer special effects on top of effects punctuated by incoherent attempts to develop a story that provides a feeble excuse for another hurricane of effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
June 27, 2011
Bay has delivered another empty spectacle that is overlong and mostly tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 1, 2011
The formula is basically the same: 2.5 hour runtime, awful script, dislikable protagonist and at least an hour of robot-based carnage.
July 8, 2011
If you're eager to experience this slow-motion collision of state-of-the-art virtual reality, military melodrama, soft-core porn and cartoon, you probably already have.
Read More | Original Score: 4/10
July 1, 2011
...trades in casual racism, sexism and murder, as well as an obsessive fetishization of war - all under the guise that it's just silly robot-bashing fun.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 28, 2011
Another bloated and confusing adventure oozing with disorienting CGI action and one-dimensional characters. This better be the end of the franchise, otherwise Bay owes us all a lifetime supply of Advil.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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