Left unfulfilled

By mbarnes777
Written September 02, 2012
This is one of those kinds of "based on a true story" movies that you can't help thinking the actual true story just might be better than this film. Although the cast is superb, it always felt as if they were being held back, allowing the movie to just skim along the surface of what could have been a much deeper story. Perhaps their target audience are the younger set that just wanted to see LeBeouf in a role unsupported by Optimus Prime and then fill it in with lots of action and mixed facial expressions as he tries to grow emotionally though the scenes. The Optimus Prime in this film is played perfectly by Tom Hardy - deeply moving in his restraint. This is the only character where holding back makes his character stronger and more engaging. Also how was a great actor like Gary Oldham totally unused in this film. I was kept waiting for his character to emerge through the story. All in all, I wanted to know a lot more about these characters and was left unfulfilled.
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Excellent!

By Edshugeo
Written September 05, 2012
Great performances all around, even from Shia (well, he was good). Still not used to seeing Nick Cave's name on a screenwriting credit. He and Hillicoat also collaborated on The Proposition, which was effin' awesome.
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Very Intense Movie

By jjonesindallas
Written September 01, 2012
This is not a particularly enjoyable movie but the acting is absolutely superb so you should go see it for that. And, Tom Hardy does an excellent accent. Would be a hard one for an American but a truly difficult one for a Brit. Way to go, Tom.
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America's Own

By rwpsmart
Written September 01, 2012
This is true meat and potato of what makes the small town American proud to be an American. The viewer finds themselves wanting more for it feels like they are sitting at a family gathering and hearing the elders spin a tail. A must see to understand why so many are protective of their own, proud to live in the country and proud to be in the United States.
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Awesome...minus lebouff

By Devineone316
Written December 18, 2014
i guess the screen play writer intended for the viewer to hate shia lebiuff by the end of the flick but overall this manly man movie rocked!!! the bad guy played his part well but by the end you just wanted to punch shia in the face....
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