David Edelstien on the new Transformers flick:
[T]he third Transformers picture, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, is something else. It's colossal, stupendous, ridiculously amazing, with a balls-to-the-walls climax in a devastated Chicago that's like War of the Worlds on steroids. This is visionary filmmaking -- and I hardly cared as I watched, mouth open, that the vision was of mutated Hasbro toys putting their fists through one another amid crumbling glass-and-steel towers while tomahawk missiles blew up metal birds and muscular American snipers shot out glowing robot eyeballs and Shia LaBeouf scampered over and under smoking debris to get to an even-more-smoking lingerie model in buttock-gripping slacks. The film is gloriously, passionately synthetic.