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3 Ninjas Reviews

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
June 16, 2014
A lively, good-looking kiddie action comedy best left to those under 10.
Mary Flannery
Philadelphia Daily News
June 16, 2014
You'll love this movie, if you're a 10-year-old boy. Or 8 years old. Or even 13.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

TV Guide
June 16, 2014
An entertaining, though hardly original, action comedy for youngsters ages six to twelve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin McCarthy
WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
December 17, 2010
If you are under the age of ten, this movie was made for you.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Joseph McBride
Variety
March 27, 2009
Director Jon Turtletaub and editor David Rennie keep things zipping along.
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Nigel Kendall
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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.
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
June 16, 2014
3 Ninjas isn't a movie, it's a concept for a preview.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
June 16, 2014
A miserable ripoff of The Karate Kid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Hepworth
Empire Magazine
June 16, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
June 16, 2014
The movie is saddled with a junky visual style, haphazard editing and occasional out-of-focus shots.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Parkinson
Radio Times
June 16, 2014
It's just a pity that the three martial arts kids are so charmless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

People Magazine
June 16, 2014
The fortune earned by Home Alone proved to Hollywood that Americans arc crazy about cute little boys, especially ones who dispatch villains with a sadistic glee bordering on the sociopathic.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 11, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 14, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film can't seem to make up its mind whether it wants to be a comedy, a fantasy or an adventure film.
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
December 4, 2002
Loud and mindless mini-chop socky stuff.
| Original Score: 2/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A Frankenstein of a movie, an unhappy creature stitched together out of the body parts of other movies.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Even in this conglomerate era of marketed, predigested mediocrity, this Disney movie slips instantly into the humdrum
Pamela Bruce
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The worst thing is you can almost bet that an executive at Touchstone has already put the wheels in motion for a sequel to bloat an industry that is already chock-full of uninspiring films such as this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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