Transformers (2007)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 3, 2007
DVD Release Date: October 16, 2007
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While believable characters are hard to come by in Transformers, the effects are staggering and the action is exhilarating.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

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.

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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.

Ali Gray

Transformers leaves very few blocks left un-busted.

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Bob Mondello

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

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

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

Tony Delgado
Digital Spy

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.

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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?

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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 inane the story is.

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Joshua Starnes

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Oh dear oh dear this must be the perfect example of a modern day film and how bad they can be ruined with the dreaded CGI monster. Where to begin! first off… More
Edward Boxler
Aside from its shameless product placement, lame jokes, and lack of coherent action editing, Transformers is visually awesome. Nostalgia is generally not a… More
KJ Proulx
Transformers benefits from a great cast, lovable machines, and a story, although preposterous, that is very entertaining. This truly is a blockbuster that you… More
Nikhil Nandu
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… More
Drake Tsui
I'd give this 1 star if I wasn't a sucker for well choreographed action, enticing visuals and seemingly real robots shooting and slicing each other… More
xGary Xx
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… More