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: May 21, 2009
DVD 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.

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Missing is Cameron's signature action modification, best exploited in Aliens: the strapping female heroine. McG's testosterone-juiced world feels a little doomed without her.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

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

Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

"Terminator Salvation" could almost pass as a sequel to "Mad Max," which goes to show just how everyone involved is merely going through the motions.

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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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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
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
Carlos Magalh„es
This pointless sci-fi action war film doesn't add anything new to the universe of the series but is neither an embarrassment. In fact, the only thing that… 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
KJ Proulx
Boring, boring, and more boring. That is the one word I will always use to describe the fourth instalment in the "Terminator" franchise. "Not… 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