Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 32 Critics What's this?

User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 1356 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: Sam Witwicky once again joins with the Autobots against their sworn enemies, the Decepticons. [Paramount Pictures]
Watch On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 32
  2. Negative: 16 out of 32
  1. The sequence serves no real purpose beyond dazzle for dazzle's sake, but when you're watching it, that's purpose enough.
  2. 63
    At least the special effects in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are remarkable: You never tire of the endless variations of robots Bay and his computer-generated effects crew come up with.
  3. With its intelligence at the level of the simple-minded, however, the film is not likely to attract moviegoers who seek something more than a screen filled with kaleidoscopes of colored metal. Fan boys will no doubt love it, but for the uninitiated it's loud, tedious and, at 147 minutes, way too long.
  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. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    30
    Much of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is simply despicable.
  7. 0
    Transformers 2 has a shot at the title Worst Movie of the Decade.

See all 32 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Jan 26, 2011
    10
    The story was weak and the humor was just plain silly. But having said that, it is one of my favorite movies. Here's why. The presentation ofThe story was weak and the humor was just plain silly. But having said that, it is one of my favorite movies. Here's why. The presentation of this movie is flawless. The action is perfect and dazzling. Explosions and metal pieces galore. Many scenes, especially the forest fight scene, play out like a symphony orchestra. So what this movie lacks and screws up, makes up for it 100 fold. Expand
  2. ConorScott
    Jun 29, 2009
    10
    No where near as bad as everyone makes it out to be, its just a good old action filled movie for your entertainment not to make you think No where near as bad as everyone makes it out to be, its just a good old action filled movie for your entertainment not to make you think about whats happening and its not trying to be a masterpeice! Expand
  3. randyya
    Oct 19, 2009
    9
    A great movie, if your watching the movie you shouldn't be expecting a bunch of character development and a coherent plot but rather aA great movie, if your watching the movie you shouldn't be expecting a bunch of character development and a coherent plot but rather a mass of fun. Expand
  4. ryanl
    Jun 24, 2009
    6
    This movie is like the first Transformers x 20....but not in a good way. Everything has been juiced up and maxed out from the visuals, This movie is like the first Transformers x 20....but not in a good way. Everything has been juiced up and maxed out from the visuals, sounds, and explosions....It's all visceral eye candy, but just way too much going on for my taste. I'd like to see Michael Bay make ONE movie without a single explosion in it. Other than the great special effects and Megan Fox being totally smoking hot, this movie fell short of my expectations. Sub par plot, the middle part lagged a bit, too many corny jokes, not enough character development, and WAY too long. This movie is just emotionally shallow. But if you're just looking for an all-out, guns blazing, action packed and super-saturated film, then Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is just what you need. Other than that, stay away from this movie if you can't stand Megan Fox or if you are prone to epilepsy . Expand
  5. Aug 30, 2013
    3
    There is just no way to defend or salvage the massive and overblown mess that is Revenge of the Fallen, the sequel to the equally big but notThere is just no way to defend or salvage the massive and overblown mess that is Revenge of the Fallen, the sequel to the equally big but not equally bad Transformers film in 2007. Clocking in at two and a half hours, this is a drag and then some, with an uneven and completely exhausting plot that twists and turns into senseless action, it becomes quite difficult to follow and, well, unnecessary. To many devices, turning points and pointless additions make up this bloated sequel, where we find Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) now heading to college, but being dragged back into the fight of the Transformers. The Decepticons, or the bad guys, have found a new energy source, and it's location lies within the mind of Sam, and that's really the plot that drags out for an obscenely long time, and the humour and mediocre storytelling, it goes one way by the Decepticons reveal themselves the world and how they will no longer hide, but yet their epic showdown happens in the desert, away from the.. erm.. public eye. These ongoing problems persist throughout the film, as the script seems to contradict itself at many turns, switching locations and using cut-off scenes at what are perceived to be pivotal moments such as the resurrection of Megatron, but lets cut to Sam's parents trying out snails in Paris. The inconsistencies simply don't diminish, whether its these symbols that are the driving point of the film, why exactly where these missing from the first film, with only subtle hints that never amounted to anything. The humour can be the saving grace of the film, but low and behold we have teo particularly stereotyped Autobots who are now part of of Optimus Prime's team of earth dwellers who are reminiscent of the gang culture persona of African-Americans, racist and desperate are words that spring to mind. We also have new lady autobots who I'm sure have around five words to say in the entire film, its been made big, but just too big to point where there are mistakes and forgetfulness.
    LaBeouf continues to bicker his way through his lead role, perhaps trying to encapsulate a character with an attention disorder. There is very little do to for the rest of the cast, some having petty one-liners while others are kicked to the dirt entirely. The special effects are again a truly amazing to watch, but a compromise needs to be drawn somewhere, and there is none in this film, its loud and utilises slow-motion so we can watch Sam and Michaela (Megan Fox) run away several times, and leap from buildings onto piles of rubble without any sort of injury.
    There is no consistency, motive, relatable actions or fluid plot points to admire this film, instead we are left with a loud and over-arching catastrophe. Michael Bay should have listened to the dialogue that John Turturro delivers on the film, "beginning, middle, end, plot, condense If only.
    Expand
  6. JonathanH
    Jul 4, 2009
    2
    This movie is one of the worst films I have ever seen, which is surprising because the first Transformers is one of my favorites. While there This movie is one of the worst films I have ever seen, which is surprising because the first Transformers is one of my favorites. While there is a lot of action, it is all dull without any memorable moments. There is little plot and it is all very cliche and straightforward. The jokes, while slightly amusing at first, were repeated over and over again until it was painful. The ending was terrible and extremely cheesy. The best part of the movie was the college scene, which seemed like a sex-obsessed rip-off of Terminator. On the plus side, it's simple-minded enough to keep little kids interested for a few minutes. Expand
  7. SimonW.
    Jun 24, 2009
    0
    Boring, too long, too loud, too much BAY! Someone please tell Speilberg to drop this guy, I was under the impression Speilberg was a story Boring, too long, too loud, too much BAY! Someone please tell Speilberg to drop this guy, I was under the impression Speilberg was a story teller, but Michael Bay has no clue how to tell a story. Worst film of the year and racist with it. Collapse

See all 695 User Reviews

Trailers