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Rated PG-13 · 154 minutes · 2011

Action, Adventure, Science fiction
While this film is easily the most visually impressive of the three Transformers movies, it still falls victim to a terrible, overlong script and the tactless, undisciplined directing of Michael Bay. First off, the humans in this movie suck. The robots are occasionally compelling, but every time they start doing something interesting, a human speaks and wrecks their mojo. There’s a final robot battle in Chicago that has some cool moments, but, again, some dumb human eventually talks and ruins the whole thing. Shia LaBeouf continues to plummet on the respectability scale, and just might turn into another Billy Baldwin.


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Official Site: www.transformersmovie.com
Director: Michael Bay
Producer: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto, Don Murphy, Ian Bryce, Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Ken Jeong, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Peter Cullen, Hugo Weaving and Leonard Nimoy

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