• Bumblebee (2018)


Release Date: December 21st, 2018

DVD Release Date: April 2nd, 2019

PG-13 |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee the Autobot seeks refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie, on the brink of turning 18 years old and trying to find her place in the world, soon discovers the battle-scarred and broken Bumblebee. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns that this is no ordinary yellow Volkswagen.

Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Schneider, Angela Bassett

Director: Travis Knight

Genres: Adventure , Action , Science fiction

Production Co: Tencent Pictures, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy, Bay Films, Allspark Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, Growing up, Intense, 2010s, Car, Engaging, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Justin LoweThe Hollywood Reporter

    The selection of Oscar-nominated animated feature film director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) to helm the prequel turns out to be spot-on, as he exhibits an instinctual sense for the film’s requisite action quotient while attentively crafting the central characters’ emotional arcs. show more

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Director Travis Knight does his best to balance clattering spectacle with a modest girl-and-her-robot tale. He’s assisted mightily by Hailee Steinfeld, who infuses this uneven action film with significant soul. show more

  • 60
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    The whole production just works. Steinfeld, Lendeborg, and Cena are extremely likable leads, and there’s a soul and an innocence to Bumblebee that was never present in any of the previous Transformers. show more

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