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A lively, good-looking kiddie action comedy best left to those under 10.
A miserable ripoff of The Karate Kid.
The movie is saddled with a junky visual style, haphazard editing and occasional out-of-focus shots.
Director Jon Turtletaub and editor David Rennie keep things zipping along.
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.
The film can't seem to make up its mind whether it wants to be a comedy, a fantasy or an adventure film.
For the most part it works well as a movie that is funny, fun, and fairly painless.
3 Ninjas isn't a movie, it's a concept for a preview.
You'll love this movie, if you're a 10-year-old boy. Or 8 years old. Or even 13.
Brazenly exploitative stuff, stirring in anything which has done the business in kids' movies previously, this, of course, should have its target audience laughing like drains.
It's just a pity that the three martial arts kids are so charmless.
An entertaining, though hardly original, action comedy for youngsters ages six to twelve.
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.
Grew up on this movie as well. It will always be a classic to me.
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.
I used to like this when I was younger, but it's just way too hammy for its own good. It's the poor man's Home Alone and Karate Kid combined with far less impressive results. The story is just so terrible and the production value is not even all that decent. Only pre-teens will be tricked into liking this for its violent premise.
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