Transformers: Age of Extinction
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

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"The few authentic inspirations to be found in the movie's hundred and sixty-five roiling minutes involve gigantic science-fiction contrivances."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Inflated, interminable and incoherent ..."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"Transformers have souls, this movie repeatedly tells us, but does Michael Bay?"
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"...if you're looking for the film that makes the Transformers the real main characters and gives them the best part of the story and the best, most resonant arcs, then Age of Extinction is your ticket."
‑ Mark Hughes, Forbes
"The Transformers series returns with what just might be the worst entry yet..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It barely matters whether this movie is good or bad. Bay is now the sort of filmmaker -- the only one, perhaps -- whose moviemaking goes beyond such binary banality."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"You're either awestruck, dumbstruck or just plain struck in the face."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Like the generic, Hans Zimmer xerox-style score by Steve Jablonsky, and the lightweight, edgeless and comically earnest indie-pop soundtrack songs by Imagine Dragons, 'Age Of Extinction' is oddly anonymous and impersonal."
‑ Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist
"I'm not going to say that Transformers: Age of Extinction is quite "good." But it is arguably the least "bad" of the franchise."
‑ Scott Mendelson, Forbes
"It's worse than any of the previous three movies in the franchise and the worst, so far, of this year's parade of would-be 'blockbusters.'"
‑ Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot
"In the end, though, this is still a movie about giant robots fighting each other, which is to say it's nearly impossible to take seriously on a narrative level."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Long before Optimus Prime hoists his hulking metal frame onto the back of a giant robot dinosaur, wields his mighty sword and rides valiantly away to save the planet once more, Transformers: Age of Extinction plays like a parody ..."
‑ Christy Lemire,
"From its stereotypes and endlessly quipping tinpot has-been-bro-heroes to its brazen product placement, pandering to the Chinese market, and incessant bombast, this flick's the nadir of 21st-century F/X blockbusters--no weight or wonder, just clanking off"
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"Transformers: Age of Extinction isn't so much a movie as it is a 165-minute propaganda film made to appeal to the widest demographic possible - but mainly for China."
‑ Eric Melin,
"It is frankly pointless to knock its quintessentially Bay aesthetic of massive mayhem and the equally shameless broad corniness of its humor, for all of that is clearly what the film was meant to be and dutifully delivers."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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