Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Reviews

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Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
August 6, 2014
These fighting-intensive movies, a glorification of hurtful action, are strictly for children. While the corpse count is low, the mimicking turtles stand for nothing more important than the employment of physical force.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The first film was bad, the second worse, and the third almost unbearable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John Ferguson
Radio Times
August 6, 2014
Writer/director Stuart Gillard tries to inject some life into the project by including some tongue-in-cheek scenes in 17th-century Japan, but it quickly degenerates into half-hearted cartoonish action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
August 6, 2014
Really stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 14, 2014
Rinky-dink production values, and sheer mindlessness and creative bankruptcy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Frank Ochieng
TheWorldJournal.com
May 28, 2003
The novelty was refreshingly spry and creative in its first go-around. But guess what--the butt-kicking shellshockers are running out of excuses to exist in their campy chaos
| Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 4, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 21, 2010
This third film is easily the weakest of the bunch, but I can't say it's terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 6, 2014
The oversized terrapins are characteristically flip as they backflip through an unnecessarily muddled plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 3, 2011
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series comes to a close with an installment that ultimately falls right in line with its subpar predecessors...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Leonard Klady
Variety
July 23, 2009
A decided case of diminishing returns.
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
June 17, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 22, 2003
Two weren't enough???
| Original Score: 0/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
August 6, 2014
Less amateurish than the 1990 original, less embarrassing than the 1991 sequel (with its mind-boggling Vanilla Ice ninja-rap number), this may be the easiest installment in the series for parents to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Look at it this way; it could be worse. Your kids could be hooked on Barney.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Even kids are likely to respond to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III with less enthusiasm than they did to the first two films in this series.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Fred Topel
About.com
July 14, 2003
Terrible conclusion of the trilogy. The first two were great comic/cartoon adaptations. But back in time? What the hell is that about?
| Original Score: 0/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 16, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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