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4.8
/10
2,516 Ratings

Transformers

Directed by Michael Bay
United States, 2007
Action, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

Two extraterrestrial races of robots — one good and one evil — come head-to-head on Earth in an epic battle as they fight for dominance and for the powerful object that created them.

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Transformers Directed by Michael Bay

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2008 | 3 nominations including: Best Achievement in Sound Editing

Empire Awards

2008 | 2 nominations including: Best Newcomer

Transformers is electrified by Mr. Bay’s faith in action for its own sake, which turns into a kind of jingoism. Adapting a toy from the Reagan administration, he also seems to draw on an earlier, more comforting era of patriotism, indulging Autobot leader Optimus Prime’s hokey speechifying and illuminating his teens with “Morning in America” sunlight.
July 03, 2007
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…It feels slower, more tamped down than the usual Bruckheimer assaults. The camera, or rather multiple cameras, are still shooting every which way, and the cutting sometimes registers as eye-blink fast, but not compulsively so. Mr. Bay allows himself to linger here and there, which explains the bloated, almost two-and-a-half-hour running time.
July 02, 2007
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Bay dials down the insensitivity that poisoned Bad Boys II, but that doesn’t mean it’s altogether absent. Unrepentant ogling of Sam’s sidekick Mikaela (Megan Fox)—she’s sexy, digs cars, and has a criminal record (the hot girl trifecta!)—is standard-issue for such a geeky popcorn flick. But there’s no constructive reason to have American grunts criticize their Latino comrade for speaking Spanish, nor for positing African-Americans (both Bernie Mac and Anthony Anderson) as buffoonish clowns…
July 02, 2007
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