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Posted By on Mon, Jul 2, 2007 at 11:34 AM

The reviews for "Transformers" are in.  Manohla Dargis of The New York Times writes, "The result is part car commercial, part military recruitment ad, a bumper-to-bumper pileup of big cars, big guns and, as befits its recently weaned target demographic, big breasts."  Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun Times notes, "It's goofy fun with a lot of stuff that blows up real good, and it has the grace not only to realize how preposterous it is, but to make that into an asset."  Lou Lemenick of The New York Post writes of director Michael Bay, "The bombastic “Armageddon” director’s refusal to take the material too seriously - along with another funny and appealing performance by rising star Shia LaBeouf (“Disturbia”) - turn out to be the saving graces of an uneven, overlong and at times overbearing flick."  Anthony Lane of The New Yorker writes, "if you really want to know what “Transformers” feels like, think of a hundred-and-thirty-five-minute, hundred-and-fifty-million-dollar retread of “Herbie Goes Bananas."" 

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