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  • Summary: Aliens make Earth their final battleground. As the forces of evil seek the key to ultimate power, Earth's last chance for survival rest in the hands of young Sam Witwicky. [Paramount Pictures]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    90
    Big, loud and full of testosterone-fueled car fantasies, Michael Bay's actioner hits a new peak for CGI work, showcasing spectacular chases and animated transformation sequences seamlessly blended into live-action surroundings.
  2. Reviewed by: Ian Nathan
    80
    The script may have rubbery legs, but the action is rock-hard. The surprise is the lightness of touch: treat as a comedy for best results.
  3. A classic Michael Bay mega-movie. Interested in plot and character development? Move along. You're blocking the view.
  4. Reviewed by: Joanne Kaufman
    70
    For almost two hours of car chases and car wrecks and extraordinary animated transformation sequences that meld fluidly with live action, the welcome mat is out for Michael Bay's cheerfully dopey saga.
  5. It's a wonderfully playful experience.
  6. Not a movie, just one gigantic commercial for Hasbro.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 99 out of 487
  1. Lindey
    Jun 30, 2007
    10
    A astonishing breath of fresh air. A visual delight and a action packed masterpiece. It undeniably scores in every way and scores the A astonishing breath of fresh air. A visual delight and a action packed masterpiece. It undeniably scores in every way and scores the entertainment factor big time. So well made, so exciting, and so phenomenal that I want to see it again and again. Expand
  2. BenP
    Jul 15, 2007
    10
    This movie was super fun and just what the doctor ordered for the summer. It had a few quirks including not using the 80's theme song This movie was super fun and just what the doctor ordered for the summer. It had a few quirks including not using the 80's theme song but it was great watching the robots come to life! Expand
  3. OptimusPrime
    Nov 18, 2007
    10
    Mr. Tea, your IQ's dropping steadily because you rated this film so low! I saw this 2 times and the second time it was as action-packed, Mr. Tea, your IQ's dropping steadily because you rated this film so low! I saw this 2 times and the second time it was as action-packed, entertaining and thrilling as the first time (which by the way was amazing)! Everything you would want in a movie Expand
  4. ChazG.
    Jul 8, 2007
    8
    If you are looking for a real simple story line amazingly executed. Here you go... The computer generated imagery is phenominal.
  5. Buck
    Nov 24, 2007
    6
    this movie wasn't great, but it wasn't horrible either. Mike Bay could have done more back story but all in all it was pretty this movie wasn't great, but it wasn't horrible either. Mike Bay could have done more back story but all in all it was pretty good.The effects were awesome and the plot was 10 times better than the lack of a plot in spiderman 3.I'm not saying it should win the best picture Oscar (not that the Oscar is very relevant anymore) but it was at least a fun movie to watch unlike Spiderman 3 which was the most disappointing pile of elephant dung I've ever seen. Expand
  6. Jan 25, 2015
    4
    Michael Bay is a director who love slow motions and explosions and it's normal because he is doing it right he is very good at this but inMichael Bay is a director who love slow motions and explosions and it's normal because he is doing it right he is very good at this but in that movie they are just too much and interesting is that there is so much fights and violence in this movie and the death count is : 0 .But that's not important that's not the biggest fail of the fail is in actors the crew was sooooo weak sooo weak that it was painful to watch the movie. Shia LaBeouf is shame for Hollywood Industry and seriosly that guy is going to save the world ??? And don't forget Megan Fox that's is in the movie only because she is sexy .Actually i think the hole movie was commercial of Chevrolet nothing else but a damn long commercial. Expand
  7. TedR.
    Jul 2, 2007
    0
    Garbage. Another piece of crap from Bay. There's bad acting, bad action "sequences" (a few missiles are fired and that's it) and no Garbage. Another piece of crap from Bay. There's bad acting, bad action "sequences" (a few missiles are fired and that's it) and no plot. What'd you expect? Expand

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