Rotten Tomatoes 17% Show less Forrest Wickman Slate I sincerely enjoyed the Transformer who was literally branded by Oreo. Amy Nicholson L.A. Weekly The movie's crammed with useless nuts and bolts, the storytelling equivalent of a mechanic who lifts the hood of your car and says, "That's everything, fix it yourself." Christopher Orr The Atlantic If it truly takes this long to save the world from the depredations of robots that turn into muscle cars, it may be that the world is no longer worth saving. Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor Reviewing a Transformers movie is a bit like reviewing a toy. In fact, it's exactly like reviewing a toy. Dave McGinn Globe and Mail Well before it finished I was numb from its bludgeoning excess. James Berardinelli ReelViews This is as excruciating a movie as is likely to be experienced by anyone, anywhere. Scott Bowles USA Today The Transformers are brilliant, brave, world-conquering space travelers. Time to morph into something entertaining. David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer Go if you must, but bring earplugs. Tom Long Detroit News Seriously, the next movie should just be called "Transformers: Hammer to the Skull." Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times It's still not a great movie, but it is, most definitely, full-metal Bay. Richard Roeper Richard Roeper.com It is one of the most relentless movies I have ever seen. It just refuses to end. Peter Keough Boston Globe One thing you have to give Bay credit for: He has a knack for bringing A-list talent down to his level. A.O. Scott New York Times The story is scaffolding for the action, and like every other standing structure it is wrecked in a thunderous shower of metal, glass, masonry and earth. Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch In an homage to such "cinema of cruelty" classics as Andy Warhol's real-time "Sleep," Bay allows the film to run for almost three hours and abandons all pretense of a plot. Chris Nashawaty Entertainment Weekly Bay has said that this film will kick off a second trilogy of Transformers movies - and I think he's serious. That means there will be (at least) two more of these things. God help us all. Christy Lemire ChristyLemire.com Long before Optimus Prime hoists his hulking metal frame onto the back of a giant robot dinosaur, wields his mighty sword and rides valiantly away to save the planet once more, Transformers: Age of Extinction plays like a parody ... Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York You're either awestruck, dumbstruck or just plain struck in the face. Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com Inflated, interminable and incoherent ... David Edelstein New York Magazine/Vulture Transformers: Age of Extinction is nearly three %$^&%!!# hours, and they're brain-freezing. Jocelyn Noveck Associated Press The final confrontation alone lasts close to an hour, and at some point, you may find yourself simply in a daze, unable to absorb any further action into your brain.