Los Angeles Times - 05/20/2009
"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....
A.V. Club - 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."
New York Times - 05/21/2009
"[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."
Washington Post - 05/20/2009
"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."
Wall Street Journal - 05/22/2009
"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."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/29/2009
"Bale brings the role his usual stylish, seething edge..."
The fourth installment of the TERMINATOR series follows an adult John Connor (played by Christian Bale) as he attempts to organize a human resistance force which could prove to be mankind's last true hope in the war against the machines. Opening in the year 2018, TERMINATOR SALVATION finds John Connor's certainty about the future shaken by the sudden appearance of a mysterious stranger named Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), whose last memory is of sitting on death row and awaiting execution. Unable to determine whether Marcus was sent from the future or rescued from the past, Conno begins to wonder whether there is still any hope left for the human race as the robots grow more powerful and aggressive than ever before. It appears that Skynet is preparing a devastating final attack designed to eliminate the human resistance once and for all, leaving Connor and Marcus with no choice but to strike back at the cybernetic heart of Skynet's operations. Once there, the two battle-scarred soldiers discover a devastating secret regarding the potential annihilation of all humankind. Anton Yelchin fills Michael Biehn's shoes as a young Kyle Reese in the first installment of a planned TERMINATOR trilogy from director McG (CHARLIE'S ANGELS).