Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Reviews

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June 9, 2014
The movie is like the play date from hell, the kind where a crew of children reduce your home to rubble and conduct endless bouts of loud war on the living-room floor while you ponder the propriety of opening a bottle of wine.
June 9, 2014
I would like to think that even if I was 14, either in body or spirit, I would still find this film an impossibly, incomprehensibly overlong and cacophonous bore.
May 6, 2011
It adds up exactly as you'd think if you've seen a moving picture before; the motivations are simple while the laughs pound you about the head and face.
July 6, 2009
Much of the movie is computer-generated hash, weightless even with nonstop BOOMS and METAL GROANS and THUDS.
June 29, 2009
The movie rages on for a hundred and fifty minutes and then just stops, pausing for the next sequel.
June 29, 2009
It is as if Michael Bay was saying "You think I've blown stuff up before? Ha-ha. Wait till you see this."
June 29, 2009
It's confusing and excessive and it just missed the mark completely.
June 28, 2009
Any review of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen only needs be one line long. If you liked the first film, you'll like this one.
June 26, 2009
If it sounds as though the script (credited to Ehren Kruger, Robert Orci, and Alex Kurtzman) was written in serial-novel form during an all-night mescaline bender, well, I have no evidence that it was not.
June 26, 2009
I saw Revenge of the Fallen at Imax, which is probably why I managed to stay awake in what for me was the world's most boring movie.
June 25, 2009
The special effects are better and the dialogue slightly more humorous than in the first movie, but the anti-Arab subtext is repugnant.
June 25, 2009
Transformers: The Revenge of The Fallen is beyond bad, it carves out its own category of godawfulness.
June 25, 2009
Michael Bay has learned that action film fans like to see action. He's taken his head out of his keister and his camera out of the Transformers' tailpipes.
June 24, 2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a Big Dumb Object: an action blockbuster so loud, ugly and exhausting that criticism seems beside the point.
June 24, 2009
The right notes are struck over and over for the target demo but there's not much for the rest of us. The special effects are no longer quite so special. A fact that doesn't stop Bay from committing more-is-less excesses.
June 24, 2009
Compared to this sequel, the first Transformers, which was released two years ago, ranks right up there with Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.
June 24, 2009
Though battles are Transformers' raison d'être, before it's over, Revenge will collapse under the weight of far too many of them.
June 24, 2009
Bay seems to think that just showing us a bunch of brightly clashing metallic limbs (accompanied by lots of noise) is enough to make us faint in our seats with excitement.
June 24, 2009
The simplest thing Bay could have done to clarify the stakes of the robot wars would be to visually distinguish the robots from one another in some way. Armbands? Shirts and skins? "Hello, My Name Is" stickers?
June 24, 2009
A well-oiled, loudly revving summer action vehicle that does all that's required, and then some.
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