“"Now, Let The Slaves Of Earth Learn The True Power Of Their Masters..."”
“Great But Too Long... Watch At Your Own Risk”
“"They Saved The Best For Last, It's More Than Meets Your Eye!"”
“"The Middle To The End Saves The Movie!"”
“AJ's First Review In Two Years.”
“One Paragraph Review Competition 3”
“FUCK THE CRITICS!! THIS MOVIE IS TOO AWESOME AND SHOULD BE CROWNED KING OF ALL SUMMER MOVIES!!!”
“Best One In The Trilogy! Daamn!”
“Stunning And Stupid”
“Great Effects, Great, Story, Great Suspence, And Great Battle Scenes”
“An Exciting Slam-bam Actioner That Makes No Sense But Will Thrill Fans Of The Series”
“Best In The Trilogy!! TF3 Kicks Butt”
“I Went To See Robots Fighting & This Movie Delivered.”
“Transformers: Robots Not In Disguise, Though I Sure As Hell Wish Bay Was.”
“... Man, If You Seen This Sh**!”
“Why Do The Decepticons Always Get The Good Shit!”
“A Science Lab Project Gone Ballistically Wrong... Michael Bay Gets A C- For Effort!”
“The DARKest Of The Trilogy”
“Divided, Yet Satisfied With End Result”
“Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Closes The Trilogy In The Most Dramatic And Stunningly Possible Way”
“The Best Movie Out Of The Trilogy!”
“Did This Get The Nasty Taste Of ROTF Out Of Our Mouths? And If So, Does That Even Make It Good?”
“No Overall Quote.”
“Spectacular Action! Michael Bay Creates Demolition Derby Warfare That'll Rock Your Mind!”
“"What Would You Be Without Me.....Lets Find Out"”
“Optimus Prime: You Have Made A Grave Mistake”
“Autobots Wage Their Battles To Destroy The Evil Forces Of The Decpticons”
“Dark Of The Moon Lives Up To Hype; It's Loud, Obnoxious And Mediocre.”
“It's Ultimately Better Than "Revenge Of The Fallen" By Quite A Bit, But Then Again I Can't Say I Liked It.”
“Another Great Installment In The "Transformers" Franchise”
“F*ck The Critics And Even The Spill Crew...This Movie Is Hands Down The Most Best Movie Of All Summer Movies Combine And The Most COOLEST Movie In The "TRANSFORMERS" Franchise And Should Be Crowned "KING OF ALL SUMMER MOVIES"”
“Talk, Smash, Crash, Wallop, Beep, Boom, Sexy, Robots Transform, Crash, Bang, Wallop, End.”
“The Struggles That Few Will Go Through To See This Bay Film Fail Are Only Outmatched By The Lengths That Bay And Co. Went Through To Give Us A Mind Numbing, Child-like Experience.”
“"best Of The Best Movies Of All Time"”
“This Is A WOW”
“The Best 3D Experience To Date.”
“NOW THAT'S A SUMMER MOVIE!! The Film Delivered What Shia And Michael Promised! This Is The Best Of The Series And Loaded With Action!”
“Best One Ever!”
“Screw The Critics”
“WAS THE BEST OF THE SERIES”
“An Epic , Thunderous 3D Event That's More Entertaining , Humorous And Action Packed That Its Sequel. It Will Blow You Away At How Real It Feels And The Stunning Unforgettable Climax All Together But Really Nonetheless For Lack Of A Better Word .. AWESOME”
“WAS THE BEST OUT OF THE SERIES”
“It's For Sure Bay's Revenge For Revenge Of The Fallen's Wackness But Still, Does That Say Much?”
“Superb Effects And Visuals But The Movie Lacks Heart And Soul”
“Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Is A Full On Robot Orgy Of Violence And Destruction.”
“A Crime To See In A Cinema!...The True Definition Of IMAX 3D Has Arrived!!! A Spectacle 3D Finale With The Most Amazing Action Sequences To Be Delivered On Film Since T2....The Summer Blockbusters Are Over Except For HP.7 Pt.2 Its Only Contender!”
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a full on robot orgy of violence and destruction.
Julian Roman - MovieWeb
Here Bay makes his best, most flexible use yet of all the flamboyant bigness at his command: Computer-drawn characters and human actors seem to occupy the same narrative for once.
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" is among Mr. Bay's best movies and by far the best 3-D sequel ever made about gigantic toys from outer space.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
There are definitely bits of this third Transformers film that are ... well ... not quite as stupid.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
A vague story is cobbled together around the increasingly mind-numbing special effects and convoluted action sequences. But by the end of the 2 1/2-hour-plus slog, it's hard to even remember where it began.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
What does Optimus Prime see in the whiny Sam Witwicky? Why do both the Autobots and Decepticons keep departing Earth, only to reappear a few scenes later? And what is the evolutionary advantage of pretending to be a car, anyway?
Mark Jenkins - Washington Post
The more action sequences, locations, actors, historical events, machines, effects, monosyllables, weapons, and American-flag close-ups the movie shoves in its mouth and ours, the less we're able to taste.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
Your brain cells perish by the thousands, their howls of agony lost to the cacophony inside your skull. Vast quantities of money, roughly equal to the GDP of Tonga, travel from America's wallets into the coffers of Paramount.
Dan Kois - Village Voice
Bay misses every opportunity to make something interesting out of his characters; instead, he's content to spend his enormous budget on grinding destruction so generic and visually convoluted, it's often hard to tell who we're supposed to be rooting for.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
At 157 minutes, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" isn't just a movie. It's a sentence.
John Anderson - Wall Street Journal
Bay provides his usual Bayisms: bloated close-ups, manly slo-mo, visual hyperbole and glamour shots of a hot babe standing amid the wreckage.
Amy Biancolli - Houston Chronicle
The biggest casualties in this third installment of the robot franchise from director Michael Bay are storytelling and character development.
Tom Maurstad - Dallas Morning News
One can argue that summer is built for spectacle. Now if only it could be truly spectacular, too.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
I have to admit that during the times that I wasn't feeling whatever intelligence the movie was pummeling out of me being actively insulted, I did kind of enjoy the spectacle.
Glenn Kenny - MSN Movies
The third outing for a herd of toys that should have stayed in their boxes.
Anthony Lane - New Yorker
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a visually ugly film with an incoherent plot, wooden characters and inane dialog. It provided me with one of the more unpleasant experiences I've had at the movies.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Alexis Loinaz - Chicago Tribune
A work of ineffable soullessness and persistent moral idiocy...
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
If you're going to make a movie in which some of your stars are animated toys and much of downtown Chicago is reduced to rubble, this is the way to do it: shamelessly, with no expense spared and no cliche avoided.
Michael Wilmington - Chicago Reader
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Inquirer
The overwhelming sci-fi action spectacle is a merciless sensorial assault that leaves you with something akin to post-traumatic stress disorder.
Tirdad Derakhshani - Philadelphia Inquirer
If "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" isn't the summer's lousiest whiz-bang movie, it's only because there's so much competition.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
OK, I'll admit it -- this is hard -- the big silly thing is sort of great.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Too long, too dumb and too loud, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" is at least an improvement on its immediate predecessor.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
Even as it showcases a new degree of directorial control, Dark of the Moon remains a live-action cartoon, more a delivery mechanism for testosterone and axle grease than a satisfying dramatic experience.
Justin Chang - Variety
I miraculously survived a preview screening with a throbbing headache and slight nausea; others may not be so lucky.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
The funniest, best-executed film in the talking, bleeding, Earth-protecting robots-that-look-like-cars-and-trucks series, "Moon" delivers the popcorn in gigantic fist-fulls of fun.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
By my watch, Transformers 3 is about 45 minutes too long, and that's the dull middle section before everybody starts wrecking Chicago in a reprise of The Blues Brothers.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Easily the best Transformers of the series, Dark of the Moon is everything that's boisterous and lively about our big studio cinema.
Laremy Legel - Film.com
The original Transformers wasn't a great movie, but at least it started out as fun, with Shia LaBeouf as a high-school student who discovers that his new yellow Camaro is actually an Autobot sent to earth to ward off evil Decepticons from their...
Leonard Maltin - indieWIRE
Don't worry about remembering the characters -- the movie certainly doesn't.
Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail
It's a momentous achievement and it will make untold amounts of money and you should see it even though it's hateful and empty and preaches the worst kind of reactionary violence without even really meaning it.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
Marveling at its grotesque gigantism doesn't make this two-and-a-half-hour-long movie any less dull.
Dana Stevens - Slate
In the future, maybe Bay should abandon using a screenwriter altogether and just fill up 90 minutes with disconnected images of robo-carnage.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
The kick of the first movie was the pleasurable shock of humans and these transformative mechanical beings interacting. The third chapter is dedicated to little more than wanton destruction.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
It's a thin line between the idiotically incomprehensible Revenge of the Fallen and the merely incomprehensible of Dark of the Moon.
David Germain - Associated Press
For good or ill, Bay is the soul of a new machine, the poet of post-human cinema, the CEO of Hollywood's military-entertainment complex.
Richard Corliss - TIME Magazine
Watching Transformers: Dark of the Moon makes you die a little inside. Is this the future of movies? God help us! Michael Bay, you've done it again.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
Rarely has a movie had less of a soul and less interesting characters.
Richard Roeper - Richard Roeper.com
Between Bay's obsession to make his 3-D matter and the artistry of the special effects legions amassed for the project, the visual payoff is striking.
Betsy Sharkey - Los Angeles Times
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is one of the best blockbuster I've seen in years. No other action film can compare to what is undoubtedly Michael Bay's magnum opus, this is the film to beat this summer!
Matt Joseph - We Got This Covered
By a thin margin, the best film in the series. Funnier. But that's not saying much.
Roger Moore - McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Easily transformed into the worst summer blockbuster of the year.
Jeffrey Lyles - Lyles' Movie Files
Despite an over-long and underwhelming build-up, the final hour of Dark of the Moon is an all-out action fest with some of the coolest visuals ever put to film.
Ben Kendrick - ScreenRant
If you like mindless spectacle, this is undoubtedly the frontrunner so far this year.
Ali Gray - TheShiznit.co.uk
[Bay], having seemingly learned nothing from the last film, allows just about all of the same mistakes to be made yet again.
Jeff Beck - Examiner.com
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
Intensely juvenile, casually sexist, and blatantly stupid in ways that few if any over the age of "T for Teen" or bereft of a Y chromosome could enjoy. [3D Blu-ray]
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Remarkable action set pieces and stunning effects, but this third outing of Transformers is sometimes just as clunky and irritating as the second.
R. L. Shaffer - IGN DVD
Loud and long, this 3rd installment boasts a better plot and impressive CGI while maintaining its juvenile level of comedy - the target audience will likely love it.
Bruce Bennett - Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
You either take it on faith that the succession of scenes and exposition actually add up to a story and enjoy the ride, or sink 2 1/2 hours into the most expensive abstract disaster film ever made.
Sean Axmaker - MSN.com
...it takes a certain talent to create as much action as Bay does without generating an ounce of excitement.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
Transformers 3 is the archetype of a summer blockbuster-all explosions and chest-swelling bravado and snarky sidekicks and big guns and hot chicks and hero shots.
Lisa Ann Cockrel - Christianity Today
Better than the second film in the franchise, this film is still as hollow and unimportant as its predecessor.
Wesley Lovell - Oscar Guy
Wesley Lovell - Cinema Sight
- National Post
The Transformers series comes to a merciful close with this hopelessly anticlimactic installment that is, as expected, just as underwhelming and unwatchable as its predecessors...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Michael Bay's latest adolescent fantasy for grown men is a moderate improvement over both of its predecessors, which is about the best thing it has going for it.
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Once the film stops trying to endear you to Shia's employment and girlfriend problems, the meaningless destruction and mayhem does have a measure of entertainment value.
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
Motion Sickness Nightmare
Michael Black - ReviewExpress.com
The inexplicable, unwieldy narrative staggers with its brazen incomprehensibility as it clambers forward.
Gareth C. Evans - Future Movies UK
'I am the enemy of Decepticons and body hair, and I intend to remove both with lasers!' said Rosie.
Mark Ramsey - MovieJuice!
If you're eager to experience this slow-motion collision of state-of-the-art virtual reality, military melodrama, soft-core porn and cartoon, you probably already have.
Margot Harrison - Seven Days
Surprisingly coherent and entertaining.
Charles Koplinski - Illinois Times
The most obnoxious, noisy, tedious, ugly waste of film this year.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
The film's bigger, longer, louder battles don't create more excitement.
John Wirt - Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Seeing the new Transformers movie was a little like agreeing to go on one more date with someone who has hurt your feelings twice already.
Tim Martain - The Mercury
Transformers...mucking up my eyes...Transformers...robots I despise!
Bob Grimm - Tucson Weekly
Megan Fox is the lucky one; whether she quit or was fired, she's well out of this.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
Maybe the best-looking 3D movie I've seen this year.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky - Ebert Presents At The Movies
While technically impressive, Bay still can't make a truly entertaining Transformers movie.
Jeff Bayer - The Scorecard Review
When my bladder and I began analyzing it, we found many, many places where [running] time could have been effectively cut down.
Danny Minton - Fort Bend Sun
I quite liked the first film in this series but this one lacks heart, it is just two hours of major destruction.
Margaret Pomeranz - At the Movies (Australia)
Dark of the Moon feels like less of a continuation of Revenge of the Fallen than a glorified repeat.
Ethan Alter - Television Without Pity
Didn't inform, reform or transform me. It was just a lot of explosions and noise signifying nothing. But for those who like that sort of thing it was perfect.
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
Cinemas, quake in fear! Michael Bay has conceived yet another screen-smashing spectacle which sets the bar even higher for what blockbuster action can provide. Ignore all the annoying cliches and stupid bits - and just get some big-budget exhiliration.
Ben McEachen - Empire Magazine Australasia
Love him or hate him, Bay knows how to put together an Popcorn Action flick. What do people expect from a movie about Toy Robots? However, Fox was right when she quit this franchise.
Michelle Alexandria - Eclipse Magazine
It starts loud and just pounds along, and rather than the pulse-pounding adrenaline rush intended, a stultifying action fatigue quickly sets in.
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
Director Michael Bay's latest foray into endless, vapid dissonance is Transformers: Dark of the Moon. This time out we sit through 2 1/2 hours of CGI -- complete godawful inanity. The last hour is not equal to what animator Chuck Jones did in a minute.
Tony Macklin - tonymacklin.net
Michael Bay's mission, and he chose to accept it, was to make a Transformers movie sequel that was not as bad as the last one. The bar was set very low for the success of this mission and Bay cleared the bar. This sequel is better than the last one.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Hews to The Rule of Three ... darker in tone, more frenetic, assumes insider knowledge on the part of series aficionados, and, most importantly, it ups the ante in sophisticated CG battle effects.
Glenn Lovell - CinemaDope
John Malkovich saves Dark of the Moon, the Transformers franchise, and the very concept of the effects-driven summer movie, but he is sadly only in the film for about ten minutes.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
There's no doubt it could have been much worse. It could have been Transformers 2.
Henry Fitzherbert - Daily Express
Are there any ideas here? Other than to make more than $1.5bn, what is the point of a Michael Bay movie?
Jason Solomons - Observer [UK]
More loud silliness.
Boo Allen - Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
Mindless escapist fare designed with the attention-deficit millennials in mind.
Kam Williams - NewsBlaze
Michael Bay's third "Transformers" installment in four years is a rambling mess of bastardized news reel footage, over-stylized CGI talking toy jousts, and light-hearted scenes with the comedic timing of Dick Cheney's pacemaker.
Mike Ward - Richmond.com
Bay's fascistic tendencies aren't quite as pronounced as in the last installment, but there isn't anything this man won't do for the sake of arousing himself.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
...trades in casual racism, sexism and murder, as well as an obsessive fetishization of war - all under the guise that it's just silly robot-bashing fun.
Jeff Meyers - Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
A ridiculously entertaining thrill-ride that jettisons dialogue and characterisation to deliver two-and-a-half hours of testosterone-fuelled carnage.
Catherine Jones - Liverpool Echo
It is the 21st century nightmare, played out with a boy's toys and a boy's idiotic sensibility.
Anton Bitel - Eye for Film
There are those who claim Transformers: Dark of the Moon is light years better than its misogynistic and puerile predecessors. Do not believe their rancid deceit.
Brandon Fibbs - BrandonFibbs.com
Perfectly fun action, effects, and 3D use marred by some lazy storytelling.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Retrato nao so do que Hollywood tem de pior, mas tambem da maneira com que esta enxerga um publico sempre disposto a engolir sanduiches de estrume desde que estes tenham um numeral no titulo e sejam apresentados em glorioso 3D.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
[If] your favorite element of these films is precisely their refusal to comply with your eyeballs' need for stuff to just stop for a minute every once in a while so you can focus and not get sick to your stomach, then yeah, lots more of that.
Dave White - Movies.com
As the credits rolled, however, I was so amped up over the extreme violence and non-stop assault on my senses, I realized that this is what Romans must have felt like just after they partook in their entertainment.
Grae Drake - Movies.com
If the whole is some way better than the deafening second instalment of the franchise, that doesn't mean it's a triumph.
Derek Malcolm - This is London
Even though the astonishing special effects and stunt work are a sight to behold, just remember this: Your eyes will be the only organ in your body that will receive any type of stimulation.
Adam Tobias - Watertown Daily Times
Dark of the Moon is just as loud, dumb and illogical as you expect. But when those neat 3D action sequences kick in, none of that matters.
Christian Toto - What Would Toto Watch?
It's taken him three tries, but Michael Bay has finally made a decent movie out of the Transformers.
Norman Wilner - NOW Toronto
t won't transform your world or provide you with a new philosophical insight."Transformers: Dark of the Moon" is an action-packed war movie.
Linda Cook - KWQC-TV (Iowa)
The formula is basically the same: 2.5 hour runtime, awful script, dislikable protagonist and at least an hour of robot-based carnage.
Charlie Lyne - Ultra Culture
Bring a book.
Ed Whitfield - The Ooh Tray
A ridiculous and ridiculously fun 154 minutes of utterly unhinged, completely over-the-top robotic mayhem. And with a moral, no less.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
Bay is the master of fascist kitsch, and the special-effects sequences here are eyeball-stinging masterpieces -- progressive-rock album-cover cartoons that prophesy the extinction of humankind.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Despite its manifest improvements, there is something so sour and unpleasant about the new film that it left me almost nostalgic for the innocent idiocies of its predecessor.
Christopher Orr - The Atlantic
Each subsequent Transformers film seems to prove one thing - that the first one was a fluke.
Matt Neal - The Standard
In which director Michael Bay perpetrates another junkyard fiasco that turns the volume up to 11 and the IQ to -1.
Anthony Quinn - Independent
'Dark of the Moon' is a slight improvement over the last film, and one can only go into seeing it as mindless fun.
Wilson Morales - BlackFilm.com
The action scenes with fighting robots are amazing and I'd say they upped the ante again. But if Bay knows that's all we came for, why do we have to wade through another 90 minutes of insulting lowest-common-denominator stuff just to enjoy those scenes?
Eric Melin - Scene-Stealers.com
This time it's much easier to tell good guys from bad, which makes it a tad more engrossing than the first sequel. But this is still Transformers.
Tricia Olszewski - Washington City Paper
No Megan Fox + no racist autobots + no pot brownies = better movie all around.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
Like the Transformers themselves, [director Michael] Bay's wanton appetite for destruction seems to be insatiable, unstoppable and even insane.
Graham Young - Birmingham Mail
The Transformers threequel may be overlong, overloud and overly dumb, but the action - rendered in the most eye-popping, gob-smacking, jaw-dropping 3D since Avatar - is truly awesome.
Jason Best - Movie Talk
You can hate Bay's job, but, on this occasion, he's actually doing it.
Tim Robey - Daily Telegraph
Delivering everything you want from a summer movie - action, romance, and spectacle - this is THE blockbuster of the year!
Alex Zane - Sun Online
With his usual disregard for story logic, Bay plunges us into another deafening metal-against-metal smackdown. Fortunately, ... it looks absolutely amazing.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
The spectacle is insane and the work done by the visual effects team is staggering
Andrew Hedley - Flicks.co.nz
The effects and 3D have already received a lot of advanced praise; it sounds like I'm a spoil-sport but the CGI action has a glossy sheen that appears synthetic -- it's dazzling, but it feels, well, untrue, as in you experience it as an effect.
Peter Galvin - sbs.com.au
Shia LaBeouf returns to lead director Michael Bay's latest marathon of destruction
Robert Denerstein - Movie Habit
A series far from its Prime
Jordan Farley - SFX Magazine
[Bay's] firmly committed to the cinema of the short attention span. In Transformers, he's found his metier.
Sandra Hall - Sydney Morning Herald
Bay really needs an editor.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
While Dark of the Moon isn't a tired movie experience -- the wizardry has moments of near-Avatar brilliance -- it can be a tiring one.
Leigh Paatsch - Herald Sun (Australia)
A sensory-assaulting amusement-park ride, devoid of story or emotion that leaves your pulse racing, your stomach queasy and your head light enough to think it would be a good idea to get in line again.
Mathew DeKinder - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
So totally surpassing its aggro-testosterone dictates that it plays out like an assault or, more precisely still, like a final conquering salvo.
Nick Schager - Lessons of Darkness
By avoiding contemplation about the emotional nature of its clanging, morphing, warring creatures ... Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg accommodate the insensitivity that characterizes post-9/11 culture.
Armond White - New York Press
You can't say enough bad things about this theme-park ride trying desperately to pass itself off as a genuine dramatic feature film.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
With what appears to be a limitless effects budget, Bay presides over reels and reels of intricately orchestrated mayhem, the scale of which is often so huge it assumes a truly mesmeric quality.
Jim Schembri - The Age (Australia)
James Cameron will be on the edge of his seat during the big bangs executively produced by the master of spectacle, Steven Spielberg.
Graham Young - Birmingham Post
There's nothing that makes us care about the characters or the life-and-death struggle between - wait, let's check the notes - yes, between the Autobots and the Decepticons.
Daniel M. Kimmel - New England Movies Weekly
I think I'm done with robots.
Justin Strout - Orlando Weekly
This would be a solid 60-minute action movie, if only there weren't 97 crass additional minutes diluting it.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
Empty, soulless special-effects laden extravaganza that wows the eyes, but does nothing for the heart or mind. You were expecting something else?
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
Fine actors like John Turturro and John Malkovich are encouraged to strip-mine the scenery. Frances McDormand, playing a government bigwig, can now rest content knowing she has given the worst performance of her career. (Not her fault, either.)
Peter Rainer - Christian Science Monitor
I'm not the target audience, so I take my pleasure watching the quirky performances delivered by the great pros brought in to provide the human element, especially Alan Tudyk.
Lori Hoffman - Atlantic City Weekly
All the action stuff is suitably epic and has seemingly been staged with criticisms of the other movies in mind.
Luke Y. Thompson - E! Online
Transformers: Dark of the Moon cannot be recommended when all is said and done. Considering how much more disastrous it could have been, however, this is one instance where two stars is almost something to celebrate.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
Built as an apology, but remains slavish to some of the nonsense that made the previous picture unbearable. On the plus side: no Transformer testicles for this round.
Brian Orndorf - Sci-Fi Movie Page
At some point merely extending an experience, whatever the attraction of the experience may be, doesn't add to it. It just makes you later getting home.
Steven D. Greydanus - Decent Films Guide
Deafening and exhausting, yet in this kind of shock-and-awe senory spectacle, the toys always emerge triumphant.
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
On the awesome-spectacle front, director Michael Bay raises the action bar to a completely new jaw-dropping level with this second sequel.
- Radio Times
Dark of the Moon doesn't live by the terms its detractors set, and that's one thing. But it doesn't live by its own terms either, and that's something else entirely.
Rob Vaux - Mania.com
[LaBeouf's] character spends his time, even more than ever, screaming and overreacting because of accumulating forces beyond his control. But at times you can fancy the actor himself is truly deranged with frustrations.
Antonia Quirke - Financial Times
There's actually lots to like here: phenomenal special effects and some truly astounding 3D sequences...
Francesca Steele - Sky Movies
A wearyingly overlong series of battles and explosions with the thinnest of connective tissue and an ADD-like disregard for follow-through.
Tasha Robinson - AV Club
Guys, stop telling Hollywood you want more story in your blockbusters. They don't get it. They think it just means adding more explanation. Each sequel has a BIGGER plot that overshadows the action by sheer magnitude.
Fred Topel - Screen Junkies
Maybe 3D does have a purpose; it makes Michael Bay's third Transformers movie worth watching.
Peter Keough - Boston Phoenix