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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, 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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

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"For the bot-neutral rest of us, two-and-a-half hours of mostly incoherent special effects may be a bit much."
‑ Bob Mondello,
"With Transformers, director Michael Bay has once again claimed the year's top honors for loud, stupid filmmaking."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Transformers leaves very few blocks left un-busted."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Bay, of course, can't resists temptation to use as many explosions in the film as possible"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"Transformers is a rollicking, rousing experience."
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"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?"
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"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 inane the story is."
‑ David Germain, Associated Press
"hat was delivered will no doubt send merchandising sales spiralling into orbit, but sadly at the cost of countless brain cells popping through after nearly two and a half hours of tedium."
‑ Tony Delgado, Digital Spy
"Morphs from Army-enlisting ad to toy ad (on its way passing through a panoply of car ads, computer ads, beer ads) without ever becoming a movie"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It is a teenage boy's wet dream. The girls are insanely hot, the lead is awkward/funny and the action sequences are top notch."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"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."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Not a movie, just one gigantic commercial for Hasbro."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"Transformers delivers on its promise of stunning visuals and well-crafted action sequences, but it's not remotely worth the slog it takes to get there. Once the novelty of the robots wears off it's hopelessly insipid."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"Thank god the Transformers speak primarily in proper nouns--if they hadn't shouted "Optimus! Megatron!" every time they struck a blow, I'd have no idea what was happening."
‑ Amy Nicholson, I.E. Weekly
"...if you are an adult and not already a fan, you may find the movie more than a bit long, loud, and frenzied."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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