New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A fast-moving, rock 'em-sock 'em movie that continues the man-vs.-machines series begun 25 years ago.
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By Bob Mondello
It all contributes to making the story breathless and nerve-jangling.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's basically a zombie movie with machines instead of the walking dead.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A dark-and-stormy sci-fi shoot-'em-up directed by McG, T4 has enough hardware and havoc to satisfy the crowd of action junkies and gamers who sped to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" on opening weekend. (Terminator Salvation is a couple of liquid metal drops' more satisfying, but only a couple.)
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Bale even cedes the juiciest part to Aussie newcomer Sam Worthington, who is star material as a machine with a conscience. T4 is a mixed bag, but it's not f***ing amateur.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's a deafening, sometimes boring, occasionally startling and ultimately impressive war movie with a concern for what it is that makes us human.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
In Arnold's absence, an important ingredient of the "Terminator" iconography -- namely, the fun factor -- is in short supply.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The latest installment in the venerable sci-fi action franchise turns out to be a straight-up war film, grim and muscular and thundering and joyless. It's the color of cement, and it weighs as much, too.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The predictable story feels as if it were written by a computer program labeled "sequel."
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
When Christian Bale allowed himself to play Bruce Wayne in "Batman Begins," he was slumming - and to good effect. But with Terminator Salvation, this ostensibly serious actor takes up residence in the action ghetto, and it's not a good fit.
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52 out of 100
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