90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Transformers is a wet dream for fanboys, with vehicles that whiz and whir into alien robots, spectacular sci-fi stunt chases, glistening military hardware, overheated computer software and brainy, hot girls who love Popular Mechanics.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Even more ridiculous than it sounds.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It's a heavy-metal opera with humor.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A classic Michael Bay mega-movie. Interested in plot and character development? Move along. You're blocking the view.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The most surprising thing about Michael Bay's much-anticipated, blockbuster-bound Transformers is how funny the movie is.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Yes, it's loud, explosive and silly, but it also perfectly embodies the concept of a summer blockbuster with its simple good-guys-vs.-bad-guys plot, cheeky humor and flawless special effects.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Everything comes down to an epic battle between the Transformers and the Decepticons, and that's when my attention began to wander, and the movie lost a potential fourth star.
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70

Wall Street Journal

For almost two hours of car chases and car wrecks and extraordinary animated transformation sequences that meld fluidly with live action, the welcome mat is out for Michael Bay's cheerfully dopey saga.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Bay, at heart, isn't a fantasist; he's a literal-minded maestro of demolition.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Partly impressive, partly inane buck-banging toy of a movie.
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61 out of 100
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