films seen
14
average score
3.10*
nationality
USA - 55 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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The true king of the contemporary Hollywood blockbuster. Bay cultured his very own style and brings it as loud and over-the-top as the budget will allow him. His films should be shorter, apart from that I actually appreciate the boldness of his films.

Solid pieces

6 Underground

by Michael Bay
Specifics
USA [2019] - 128m
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
6 Underground poster

Big and bold action spectacle that carries Bay's stamp from start to finish. Realism is thrown out of the window in favor of crazy stunts and bad-ass choreographies. Maybe it feels just a little lazy in places, with Bay sticking closely to what he knows best, but apart from that action fans have little to complain about. Good fun.

Transformers: The Last Knight

by Michael Bay
Specifics
USA, China [2017] - 154m
Genre
Sci-fi, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Transformers: The Last Knight poster

13 Hours

by Michael Bay
Specifics
Malta, Morocco [2016] - 144m
Genre
Drama, Action, Thriller, War, History
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
13 Hours poster

Pretty slick. Surprisingly convincing performance of John Krasinski, embedded in what is a typical Bay action film. A complete lack of subtlety, but the action is riveting and the cinematography lush and modern. A solid war film, done the Bay way.

Transformers: Age of Extinction

by Michael Bay
Specifics
USA, China [2014] - 165m
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

Pain & Gain

by Michael Bay
Specifics
USA [2013] - 129m
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Pain & Gain poster

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

by Michael Bay
Specifics
USA [2011] - 154m
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Transformers: Dark of the Moon poster

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

by Michael Bay
Specifics
USA [2009] - 150m
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen poster

Bad Boys II

by Michael Bay
Specifics
USA [2003] - 147m
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Bad Boys II poster

Armageddon

by Michael Bay
Specifics
USA [1998] - 151m
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Thriller, Adventure
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Armageddon poster

Bay is the king of blockbusters. Don't expect his films to be reasonable or make any sense, just sit down and prepare yourself for lots of stuff blowing up. That's what Bay does best. There is some sentimentality to ignore (of course), but it comes in small doses and hardly gets in the way of the action. Good stuff.

The inoffensive

The Island

by Michael Bay
Specifics
USA [2005] - 136m
Genre
Sci-fi, Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
The Island poster

Worthy but flawed

The Rock

by Michael Bay
Specifics
USA [1996] - 136m
Genre
Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
The Rock poster

The rock is a decent action spectacle, though not quite the level of bayhem I prefer. There's a little too much talking going on and the camera work isn't as vital and energetic compared to his later films. It's an amusing little action film, with fun parts for Cage and Connery, it's just a little tame when putting it next to Bay's other films.

Bad Boys

by Michael Bay
Specifics
USA [1995] - 119m
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Bad Boys poster

Dubious filler

Transformers

by Michael Bay
Specifics
USA [2007] - 144m
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Transformers poster

Pearl Harbor

by Michael Bay
Specifics
USA [2001] - 183m
Genre
Romance, War
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Pearl Harbor poster