• Released
  • May 21, 2009
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 10 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 3,548 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: John Connor (Christian Bale) leads humanity against the onslaught of Skynet's machines.

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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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70

NPR

By Bob Mondello
It all contributes to making the story breathless and nerve-jangling.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's basically a zombie movie with machines instead of the walking dead.
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63

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...
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63

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...
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60

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...
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50

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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50

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...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The predictable story feels as if it were written by a computer program labeled "sequel."
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25

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...
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Rated PG-13 | For intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action and language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ First PG-13 Terminator is loud, explosive, and dark.
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