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The interstellar battle between the Autobots and Decepticons rains destruction down on planet Earth as director Michael Bay adapts Hasbro and Takara's popular Transformers franchise into a big-budget,... read more read more... live-action summer tentpole extravaganza in this ambitious sci-fi action feature starring Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Bernie Mac, John Turturro, Jon Voight, and, of course, Optimus Prime and Megatron. Long ago, on the planet of Cybertron, a massive, powerful alien race divided into two factions, the noble Autobots, and the devious Decepticons. They fought for the sole access to a talisman known as the Allspark, a cube with the capacity to grant infinite power, and eventually the Autobots smuggled it off the planet's surface, hiding it in an unknown location on Earth. Now, hundreds of years later, the Deceptacons have come looking for it, and if the Autobots don't find it first, the Earth will be enslaved or destroyed by the evil aliens' use of its massive power. The Autobots don't know where the cube was hidden, but the information may be stored in the most unlikely of sources, as a gangly young Earthling named Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) who's just picked up his first car, has a strange connection to the Allspark's history, making him the unlikely ally of these enormous creatures, as they fight for humankind's survival and the chance to return home. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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PG-13, 2 hr. 23 min.

Directed by: Michael Bay

Release Date: July 3, 2007

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DVD Release Date: October 16, 2007

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  • May 1, 2013
    The acting was good, with a nice actress. Very different, great action, and fast paced. Certainly wont bore you. Michael Bay dished out a good movie. Visually brilliant, worth your money and your time.
  • May 1, 2013
    Transformers is a summer special effects extravaganza starring Shia LaBeouf as the descendant of an Arctic explorer who gets caught up in a war between rival factions of a robotic alien race. Michael Bay, the scourge of modern cinema, once again foregoes anything so unnecessary a... read mores a plot, interesting characters or meaningful dialogue instead preferring to fill the screen with as much CGI and explosions as possible, using the pretty young cast as window dressing in case the adolescent audience feel like a self congratulatory wank after the dust has settled. Admittedly, the special effects are magnificent, the robots superbly designed and animated and as they rocket around the screen, guns blazing and constantly morphing as they go, it makes for a breathtaking spectacle. Unfortunately, as soon as any of the characters open their mouths you are reminded just how juvenile and idiotic it all is; Bay's insistence on only ever casting actresses who look like playmates of the month is insulting and every black character (and even one of the robots) is a blatant and crude racial stereotype. Superficially eye boggling, Transformers is nothing but an extended toy commercial and weighing in at nearly two and a half HOURS, that's just plain insulting to the intelligence of all but the very youngest of its audience.
  • March 20, 2013
    I loved the Transformers cartoons as a kid. They are alien robots in disguise. Shia buys his first car only to find out it is an autobot. The autobots have to defeat Megatron and protect the human race. I love the house scene where the autobots are trying to hide outside in the g... read morearden. Great action scenes and special effects.
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    August 25, 2012
    Michael Bay's visual feast of war-driven robots on Earth is epic. Though some bumps could've been avoided the film is overshadowed by groundbreaking visual effects and in-depth action that is captivating from start to finish. 4.5/5
  • July 28, 2012
    With themes of 80's Speillbergian movies, Transformers has nice special effects and hilarious scenes, but it's another comercial action movie that have the problematic, underground and messy USA goverment as background, the stereotype of "high middle class, not popular, young whi... read morete rebel American hero that stay with the pretty girl" and an innuendo positive pop view of Iraq war. A boring mix of Christine, Small Soldiers and several unoriginal comercial summer blockbusters. Rotten.
  • March 9, 2012
    Oh man... another Michael Gay movie. Guess what it has? Explosions, helicopters flying, slow motion of eye candy (whether it may be the transformers or the useless Megan Fox herself). What a bore. The action was forgettable and the characters are uninspired.
  • January 13, 2012
    Although it most certainly isn't, Transformers reminded me of an old comic book being turned into a movie. Which are usually completely effects driven, stupid, forgettable, silly action movies. The difference between them and Transformers is that the action actually excites in th... read moreis over hyped robot porno.
  • January 6, 2012
    Michael Bay takes the helm for this big budget live-action adaptation of some of the coolest toys from my childhood.

    It's one race of robot aliens who can transform into various vehicles and things against another, and it's on Earth and humans get involved, and, despite being f... read moreorced does try to make things a bit more emotional for the audience. I'd be happy if there were no humans in the movie, but if I really had my way, I'd also make the movie have as little CGI as possible.

    This is typcial Michael Bay stuff what with shallow characters, balls out action, tons of explosions, good doses of humor, and everything cranked up to 11. Some of the music is good, so that's a plus. There's some big names, and, even though a lot of them get wasted (Voight), the rest do slightly better than okay with what they're given to work with.

    There's some unnecessary padding, but there again, I had no creative control. Some of the CGI actually is alright though, and there's some decent amoutn of attention to detail there, so that helps. For what this film is though, it's done well. That doesn't mean it works well as a non-genre or non summer blockbuster type of film, but it's hardly the worst of its kind.
  • November 25, 2011
    michael bay is usually not very good, but he delivered. there were a few typical michael bay sequences that another director could have done better on, but overall the cgi, acting, and storyline were remarkeable. shia lebeouf was amazing and the casting was done very well. i c... read moreouldnt think of a single poorly casted role in this film. i got goose bumps on 3 different scenes, especially when you hear optimus speak for the first time. the comedy was great, really funny and never corny, and the action was equally impressive. this is normally not the type of film i would hype up this much but its too good. it made me fall back into the love affair i had with the transformers when i was 5. unfortunately the horrific sequel has dimmed the the once bright light i held for this film, but ive seen it like 10 times and i still enjoy it completely as a stand alone film.
  • October 2, 2011
    Transformers is technically a bad movie, but it still manages to be an enjoyable big budget summer popcorn flick. The visuals are absolutely stunning, the filmmakers did a great job in bringing the Autobots and Decepticons to life. The action is fast, chaotic, and full of explosi... read moreons. When watching Michael Bay film, the last thing anyone should ever expect is a good story. Bays movies are tailer made to be summer popcorn flicks. The films plot is easy to understand but falls apart when subjected to repeat viewings. Some of the humor is fine although it can get a little annoying at times. One may be disappointed in the fact that the film is not really about the Transformers, instead the human characters take center-stage. This would not be a problem is it wasn't for bad dialogue and bad acting. It is film elements like these that make Transformers a great visual effects show, but a very empty film.

Critic Reviews

Bob Mondello
October 18, 2008
Bob Mondello,

For the bot-neutral rest of us, two-and-a-half hours of mostly incoherent special effects may be a bit much. Full Review

Kyle Smith
July 31, 2007
Kyle Smith, New York Post

I challenge you to name another movie about an alien robot come to save the world while disguised as a yellow Camaro. Isn't it just an intergalactic Herbie the Love Bug? Full Review

Richard Roeper
July 16, 2007
Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper

It's a big, cool, dopey, noisy, non-stop action powerhouse. It's also too long by a half hour and it left my ears ringing, but it's a lot of fun.

Rex Reed
July 11, 2007
Rex Reed, New York Observer

With Transformers, director Michael Bay has once again claimed the year's top honors for loud, stupid filmmaking. Full Review

David Germain
July 11, 2007
David Germain, Associated Press

The action sequences are so turgid it's sometimes hard to tell which 'bot is doing what, but with Bay steadily hurling fireworks you won't really pause much to think about that, or about how truly ina... Full Review

Andrea Gronvall
July 11, 2007
Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

Not a movie, just one gigantic commercial for Hasbro. Full Review

Lisa Kennedy
July 7, 2007
Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

The film's hurtling visuals and snappy pace (even at two-plus hours) allow many a postmodernist to escape overreaching tendencies. Full Review

Richard Corliss
July 6, 2007
Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

Divorced from reality, even movie reality, Transformers becomes an action film in traction. Its relentless product placement makes it seem like a 2hr. 22min. General Motors commercial. And the film ha... Full Review

Joanne Kaufman
July 5, 2007
Joanne Kaufman, Wall Street Journal

The welcome mat is out for Michael Bay's cheerfully dopey saga inspired by the popular shape-shifting toys from the '80s. Full Review

Peter Rainer
July 5, 2007
Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

What keeps Transformers watchable is LaBeouf and the computerized effects, which are often startling. When Sam's Camaro muscles up into the Bumblebee bot, it's like watching every boy's fantasy of his... Full Review

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    • Jazz: Come on, Decepticon punk!
    • Ratchett: It's Megatron! Retreat!
    • Jazz: Move!
    • Ratchett: Fall back!
    • Starscream: I live to serve you, Lord Megatron.
    • Megatron: Where is the Cube?
    • Starscream: The humans have taken it.
    • Megatron: You fail me yet again, Starscream. Get them!
    • Frenzy: Megatron! Megatron! Megatron!
    • Optimus Prime: You all know there's only one way to end this war. We must destroy the Cube. If all else fails, I will unite it with the spark in my chest.
    • Ratchett: That's suicide. The Cube is raw power. It could destroy you both.
    • Optimus Prime: A necessary sacrifice to bring peace to this planet. We can not let the humans pay for our mistakes. It's been an honor serving with you all. Autobots, roll out!
    • Jazz: We rolling!
    • Ironhide: Why are fighting to save the humans? They're a primitive and violent race.
    • Optimus Prime: Were we so different? They're a young species. They have much to learn. But I've seen goodness in them. Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.

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