"In McG's new world order, the machines now rule with enforcers of every shape imaginable roaming the the land....[T]here are enough pyrotechnics and heavy artillery to feel like Armageddon squared....
Los Angeles Times - Betsy Sharkey (05/20/2009)
"The first two-thirds of the film features an array of impressive setpieces that bring the trademark TERMINATOR action sensibility -- quivering flesh and fragile machingery versus the pitiless approach of unfeeling circuits -- into a dusty, post-nuclear hellscape on loand from THE ROAD WARRIOR."
A.V. Club - A.V. Club (05/20/2009)
"[The movie] has a brute integrity lacking in some of the other seasonal franchise movies....[The action is] loud and blunt, a symphony of screaming gears, anguished torque and thumping collisions of metal and flesh."
New York Times - A. O. Scott (05/21/2009)
"The world McG presents to us is scorched and hostile, and the action is startling and visceral. Significantly, TERMINATOR SALVATION takes itself far more seriously than its predecessors."
Washington Post - John Anderson (05/20/2009)
"Mr. Worthington's specialty is taking command of the camera. It's fascinating to watch him dominate scene after scene with his coiled energy, compelling voice and quick intelligence."
Wall Street Journal (05/22/2009)
"Bale brings the role his usual stylish, seething edge..."
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (05/29/2009)