3 Ninjas (1992)

3 Ninjas



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Movie Info

This is an easily endearing action film where three brothers, equipped with ninja martial-arts training, take on some underworld bad guys whose leader is also a martial-arts master. The violence factor is kept to a minimum while excitement reigns. In true Disney fashion, this release is safe for the kids and might just capture their parents' fancy, too.

Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Edward Emanuel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 3, 2003


as Grandpa

as Tum Tum

as Sam Douglas

as Jessica Douglas

as BabysitterSc

as FBI Agent Kurl

as Store Owner

as FBI Agent Green

as Babysitter
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Critic Reviews for 3 Ninjas

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

A lively, good-looking kiddie action comedy best left to those under 10.

Full Review… | June 16, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A miserable ripoff of The Karate Kid.

Full Review… | June 16, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The movie is saddled with a junky visual style, haphazard editing and occasional out-of-focus shots.

Full Review… | June 16, 2014
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Director Jon Turtletaub and editor David Rennie keep things zipping along.

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Top Critic

Can the trio use their ninja secrets to escape? Will granddad defeat the gun-runner in hand-to-hand combat? If you can't guess the answers to these questions you are under 11 and will absolutely love this film.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The film can't seem to make up its mind whether it wants to be a comedy, a fantasy or an adventure film.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for 3 Ninjas

This is one of those films that the studio put together and really didn't care how the result would turn out on-screen. This has got to be one of the worst family films I've seen in my life. This film doesn't have the nostalgia elements of so many other films. This film fails due to a poorly written script, a very bad cast, and poor directing. The film isn't worth watching, and if you're looking for a memorable and fun entertaining family film, you won't find it here. This is just poor entertainment that doesn't stand out. As far as family films are concerned, there are far better films out there than this one. 3 Ninjas scraps the bottom of the barrel of bad ideas and really isn't anything good. In fact it's awful. This was horrible and it's just not interesting or fun. I've always seen it as a Karate Kid wannabe, but it definitely fails. This is some of the worst filmmaking I've ever seen, and everyone here just makes it worst. 3 Ninjas sucks and is a stupid, pointless uninteresting film that has absolutely nothing going for it. This is just a shame that it was made and it's a poorly done film with no good story. Avoid this film, and watch something better. This is bad and is definitely not worth watching. This film suffers from a lack of original ideas, and you really see that on-screen. A truly awful film, 3 Ninjas is one of the worst family films ever made.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Grew up on this movie as well. It will always be a classic to me.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

My brother made me watch this when he was a kid, it sort of tried to cash in on the whole ninja craze, and it's a cute kids movie for the most part. I didn't think it was that good, but it's not bad either, it's just okay.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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