Terminator Salvation
Terminator Salvation (2009)

The fourth installment of the Terminator series follows an adult John Connor (played by Christian Bale) as he attempts to organize a human resistance force which could prove to be mankind's last true hope in the war against the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 1, 2009
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With storytelling as robotic as the film's iconic villains, Terminator Salvation offers plenty of great effects but lacks the heart of the original films.

Laremy Legel

It brings me very little joy to report that this version of the popular Terminator franchise is silly, obtuse, and pointless.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

It's a fun time at the movies.

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Will Leitch

This is big empty turgid gunk, coming more from the brainless Transformers school than the Cameron Big Art Pop philoso-candy cloth.

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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

A shambolic, deafening, intelligence-insulting mess, a crushing failure on almost all counts.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Terminator Salvation is a confused, humorless grind, with nobody, from the stars to the set designers, prepared to prick its self-importance.

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Adam Ross
The Aristocrat

Everything that made the Terminator films great is absent in this film. The violence, the terror, the basic fear is gone ... In this film, children defeat a terminator.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

This is the worst big budget summer release I've seen in some time.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

The digital effects are mostly quite dazzling-not just the depictions of towering marauders...but a memorably scary sequence in which a little serpentine robot that's been taken captive thrashes furiously to save its nonlife.

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Ali Gray

Once the screeching din has died down, you won't recall a single line of dialogue, note of music or plot point that wasn't punctuated with an explosion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Was okay. . i didnt hate it like some but wasnt the great movie it could have been. This was the movie I think many original Terminator fans were wanting . .… More
Brian De Guelle
Hell!! Much better then i was expecting after reading some of the reviews on here.A great addidtion to this series and makes up for the standard effort given to… More
Phil Hubbs
Mixed bag 'T4' is, to be honest it started crap, simple, I was bored, confused and completely uninterested at what was going on. Bale's frogman… More
Jens S.
The restart of a classic franchise is a risky thing. Long story short: Director McG does neither disappoint nor blow away the audience. The beginning of the… More
Carlos Magalhćes
This pointless sci-fi action war film does not add anything new to the universe of the series but it is not an embarrassment either. In fact, the only thing… More
Albert Kim
wow... really? McG just crapped on the entire franchise with this ridiculous, blockbuster-explosion-mind-fudge (ala Transformer's 2). I like Christian… More