Transformers: Dark of the Moon Reviews
06.29.11 by REELZ
Both director Michael Bay and star Shia LaBeouf apologized for the crappiness of Transformers 2 and promised Transformers: Dark of the Moon would be better. Or at least suck less. So far it looks like they succeeded, barely.
"...the movie that fans have been waiting for, critics have complained about, and box office receipts are ripe to reward. Sure, it's still big and bloated, made even more elephantine by the spectacle savant's new love affair with 3D, but it works. The story is simplified and consistently moves forward."
— Bill Gibron, Onion AV Club
"...hardly a fleet production, but here [director] 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."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"A considerably better modulated, more bearable experience than Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen..."
— Justin Chang, Variety
"...a work of ineffable soullessness and persistent moral idiocy..."
— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"...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
"...a techno spectacle that is spectacularly empty."
— Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter