Terminator Salvation (Director's Cut)

Terminator Salvation (Director's Cut)
Terminator Salvation (Director's Cut)
  • R
  • 1h 58m
  • 2009
Rotten33%
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Terminator Salvation (Director's Cut) contains explosive additional footage not shown in theaters. The year is 2018. An army of Terminators roams the post-apocalyptic landscape, killing or collecting humans. But small groups of survivors have organized into a Resistance, hiding in underground bunkers and striking when they can. Controlling the Terminators is the artificial intelligence network Skynet, which became self-aware 14 years earlier and turned on its creators, unleashing nuclear annihilation. The world is on the brink of the future that John Connor (Christian Bale) has been warned about all his life. But something totally new has shaken his belief that humanity stands a chance of winning this war: the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger from the past. As Skynet adapts new strategies to end the Resistance forever, Connor and Marcus must find common ground to take a stand against the onslaught--to infiltrate Skynet and meet the enemy head-on.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten33%
Critics Consensus: With storytelling as robotic as the film's iconic villains, Terminator Salvation offers plenty of great effects but lacks the heart of the original films.
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Film.com
Laremy Legel
Rotten

It brings me very little joy to report that this version of the popular Terminator franchise is si...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Tom Huddlestone
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A shambolic, deafening, intelligence-insulting mess, a crushing failure on almost all counts.

June 21, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Paul Byrnes
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Who cares what it means? Just make it loud. This is the way the series ends, not with a whimper bu...

June 21, 2017
The Age (Australia)
Jake Wilson
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It's easy to see why Bale was attracted to this role, but this often fascinating actor gives one o...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
First PG-13 Terminator is loud, explosive, and dark.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although this installment of the Terminator series is the first to earn a PG-13 rating instead of an R, it's still extremely violent. There's not much actual blood, but there's plenty of broken flesh, bruises, and batterings. The film's tone is also quite intense, with constant attacks, life-or-death struggles, and scenes in which giant robots attack and abduct humans. While much of the violence is directed against robots, some of those robots are remarkably human-looking, which makes the gore and grim action a bit tougher to take than you might think. Characters also touch on heavy topics like morality, ethics, and redemption. There's a little bit of kissing, but hardly anything to worry about in the way of strong language, drinking, or smoking.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Action
  • Release Date:December 31, 2009
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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