Transformers: Dark of the Moon Reviews

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July 18, 2011
The third outing for a herd of toys that should have stayed in their boxes.
July 5, 2011
The original Transformers wasn't a great movie, but at least it started out as fun, with Shia LaBeouf as a high-school student who discovers that his new yellow Camaro is actually an Autobot sent to earth to ward off evil Decepticons from their...
July 1, 2011
If the whole is some way better than the deafening second instalment of the franchise, that doesn't mean it's a triumph.
July 1, 2011
Despite its manifest improvements, there is something so sour and unpleasant about the new film that it left me almost nostalgic for the innocent idiocies of its predecessor.
July 1, 2011
At 157 minutes, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" isn't just a movie. It's a sentence.
June 30, 2011
There are definitely bits of this third Transformers film that are ... well ... not quite as stupid.
June 30, 2011
[Bay's] firmly committed to the cinema of the short attention span. In Transformers, he's found his metier.
June 30, 2011
For good or ill, Bay is the soul of a new machine, the poet of post-human cinema, the CEO of Hollywood's military-entertainment complex.
June 30, 2011
With what appears to be a limitless effects budget, Bay presides over reels and reels of intricately orchestrated mayhem, the scale of which is often so huge it assumes a truly mesmeric quality.
June 29, 2011
Marveling at its grotesque gigantism doesn't make this two-and-a-half-hour-long movie any less dull.
June 29, 2011
If you're going to make a movie in which some of your stars are animated toys and much of downtown Chicago is reduced to rubble, this is the way to do it: shamelessly, with no expense spared and no cliche avoided.
June 29, 2011
One can argue that summer is built for spectacle. Now if only it could be truly spectacular, too.
June 29, 2011
It's a lousy movie, but at least it's a lousy movie with a serviceable story, killer CGI and an action climax that goes on forever (at least an hour).
June 29, 2011
Watching Transformers: Dark of the Moon makes you die a little inside. Is this the future of movies? God help us! Michael Bay, you've done it again.
June 29, 2011
OK, I'll admit it -- this is hard -- the big silly thing is sort of great.
June 29, 2011
Fine actors like John Turturro and John Malkovich are encouraged to strip-mine the scenery. Frances McDormand, playing a government bigwig, can now rest content knowing she has given the worst performance of her career. (Not her fault, either.)
June 29, 2011
A wearyingly overlong series of battles and explosions with the thinnest of connective tissue and an ADD-like disregard for follow-through.
June 29, 2011
I miraculously survived a preview screening with a throbbing headache and slight nausea; others may not be so lucky.
June 29, 2011
[Bay's] appetite for destruction and uncompromising creative outlook have set a new precedent for action excess that few would have the gall or financial backing to challenge.
June 29, 2011
Between Bay's obsession to make his 3-D matter and the artistry of the special effects legions amassed for the project, the visual payoff is striking.
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