Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 32
  2. Negative: 16 out of 32
  1. Fox's cleavage is the only camera object that catches Bay's attention for more than a millisecond.
  2. 38
    Dazzles the eye, numbs the mind and may cause deafness in some cases. Did I mention to bring along some Excedrin?
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    This sequel to the clever and funny first "Transformers" not only is disappointing, it will give most people a throbbing case of metal overload.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    2 1/2 hours of tumescence disguised as a motion picture.
  5. 38
    The storyline is so infantile that it will appeal to young kids.
  6. Revenge of the Fallen almost feels like it's signaling an end-game for blockbuster movies: all sensation, no content, catastrophic expense.
  7. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    30
    The reductio ad absurdum of a summer blockbuster. It is loud (boom!), long (two and a half hours!), incoherent (poorly explained intergalactic warfare!), leering (Megan Fox in short shorts!), racist (jive-talkin' robot twins!), and rife with product tie-ins (Chevy! Hasbro!).
  8. This Transformers is a pile of glittering junk.
  9. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    30
    Much of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is simply despicable.
  10. 30
    The movie rages on for a hundred and fifty minutes and then just stops, pausing for the next sequel.
  11. The special effects are better and the dialogue slightly more humorous than in the first movie, but the anti-Arab subtext is repugnant.
  12. 25
    A horrible experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing moments.
  13. 25
    The whirl, bang and general bother of crashing gears and gnashing metal ends up suffocating the senses.
  14. Overstays its welcome by at least a half hour. But, assuming that cute Camaro stays in the picture, I expect we’ll all be back for the planned round three.
  15. An impossibly, incomprehensibly overlong and cacophonous bore.
  16. 0
    Transformers 2 has a shot at the title Worst Movie of the Decade.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 1294 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Sep 18, 2011
    4
    "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" lacks the mind-blowing blockbuster spirit "Transformers" originally had. All you can see is messy clunky robots fighting with amazingly terrible cinematography followed by a brainlessly written script. Full Review »
  2. Sep 4, 2010
    0
    This is, without exaggeration, the absolute worst movie I have seen in the last ten years. Not only because it's a million kinds of awful, but because of what it represents. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen symbolizes not just everything condescending, cynical, and soulless in Hollywood, it stands as a testament to sub-crustal standards and the triumph of a strong marketing campaign over effort, talent and vision. Batman and Robin has been dethroned. Full Review »
  3. Feb 17, 2011
    5
    The first Transformers was enjoyable, fill with action and hot Megan Fox, but unrealistic, repetitive segments and dumb humor, I rate that one: 6.8/10. The Tranformers cast and crew return for another adventure, overall don't waste your money buying this, it's a fair rental movie to kill the night. In this one, everything is repeated with added negativity. The enjoyable story from the last one gets replaced by just focusing on hot, but terrible actor Megan Fox and so called "Mr. Hotshot" Shia LeBeouf who is more worst at acting. 100% unrealistic, repetitive segments and sayings and the ending turns into some kind of soap opera. I rate this one: 5.5/10 Somebody please fire Michael Bay. Full Review »