TMNT Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
March 21, 2011
Almost every good scene in TMNT is an action sequence and a lot of time and thought has been put into them. So much in fact that none seems to have been spared for the story or any of the other characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
March 22, 2007
The preteen fanboy in me kept searching for something truly exciting in this movie, but, sadly, the critic in me knew that it wasn't there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
March 23, 2007
Plays it safe for family audiences who will respond to the themes of brotherhood and better tolerate the rather silly storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 22, 2007
It has a dreadful Ghostbusters-Stargate plot, virtually no decent jokes, but toss in a little digital skateboarding, a lot of digital swordfighting (gunplay, too), a couple of 'Cowabungas,' and you've got yourself a hit. They hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
March 28, 2007
The Turtles are back -- and as they say, new and improved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
March 22, 2007
The real power in the TMNT stories is the transformation, but in this movie that's all in the past, and it is difficult to get much satisfaction from the comeback premise or the attempts to create some sibling rivalry. It's more video game than story.
| Original Score: C
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 22, 2007
Now and then one character accuses another of glorifying violence, 'that brute vigilante junk.' Talk about hypocrisy: Without the brute vigilante junk, this 82-minute picture would be approximately 2 minutes long.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
March 23, 2007
Unfortunately, while the technology used to bring these fearless crime-fighting faves to the screen has grown-up, the producers forgot to mature the script.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 20, 2007
Ultimately, the movie seems driven more by the need to keep a toy line and franchise alive than any creative inspiration.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 26, 2007
I guess if you read the comic strip and you played the video games and you watched the TV show and dug the earlier movies, you'll dig this new version. For me, I didn't do any of that stuff.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 24, 2007
A cynical and disgusting exercise in merchandising exploitation
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
It was a great decision to animate this feature film. The great decisions end there. Unfortunately, TMNT doesn't spend nearly enough time having fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 23, 2007
I concede that it won't kill you, even if it feels like watching someone else play a decade-old video game.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 23, 2007
Despite nonstop mayhem, even the Turtles' most loyal fans probably will be squirming in their booster seats.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 27, 2007
It's never, ever a good thing when the first trouble sign of a bad story comes in the opening scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 23, 2007
Time stands still during the many feeble jokes; the Turtles comic book came out in 1984, the last year you could get a laugh just by ending a sentence with the word 'dude.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Cole Smithey
March 20, 2007
A throughline of organized violence permeates "TMNT" as a baby step toward preparing youngsters to become soldiers in America's never-ending war on humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Joshua Tyler
March 18, 2007
The rubber suits are gone and they've been redone with fancy computer generated technology, but that hasn't stopped them from becoming, well, dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 31, 2007
Turtle power returns in routine kiddie adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 23, 2007
Worst of all is the lack of genuine laughs. Writer-director Kevin Munroe has apparently forgotten that the Ninja Turtle phenomenon started as rib-nudging parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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