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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie Reviews

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Henry Sheehan
Hollywood Reporter
May 29, 2015
The one subplot that could have been milked, about a young friend of O'Neil's who falls in with the gang, is handled indifferently and fails to supply much in the way of a youthful identification figure.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
August 6, 2014
The cynicism of the motion picture industry will be apparent to any child who is exposed to the many product plugs for a nationwide pizza delivery company.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
August 6, 2014
As a movie, Ninja Turtles would make a better cereal. It looks like it needs a little milk and mother-wit poured over it, something to make it snap, crackle and pop.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 6, 2014
Ninja Turtles is cluttered and flashy. In terms of plot, there's not much flesh on its bones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
August 6, 2014
The results are lively and funny enough to keep adults enthralled as well as kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
August 6, 2014
What troubles me about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is that it's basically an exploitation movie aimed at young children.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
A dismal, tedious affair.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Variety Staff
Variety
April 28, 2008
Scores with its generally engaging tongue-in-cheek humor.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 25, 2007
The results are high-spirited martial arts and comedy.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
July 1, 2006
It is itself a mutant of sorts, a contentious, unsightly hybrid of martial-arts exploitation film and live-action cartoon.
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Colette Maude
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Between the dubbed dialogue and the dark visuals, the cumulative effect is curiously dislocating.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Parents can vaguely console themselves, however, that amid the kiddie pollution available on Saturday morning TV, the Turtles rank slightly better than the rest.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This movie is nowhere near as bad as it might have been, and probably is the best possible Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Truth be told, there's something amusingly surreal in watching these happy-go-lucky, man-sized terps engage in full-scale punch-and-kick-outs with the inevitable villains.