3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)



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The sequel to the 1992 Disney film "3 Ninjas," this action-comedy follows the adventures of three young Japanese-American boys as they attempt to help their ninja master grandfather return a sacred dagger to a karate tourney in Japan before they have to return to L.A. for their baseball play-off game.
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Kids & Family
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Victor Wong
as Grandpa
Sean Fox
as Rocky
Don Stark
as Umpire
Kellye Nakahara
as Nurse Hino
Scott Caudill
as Darren
Tommy Clark
as Keith
Brian Wagner
as Gerald
Marcus Giamatti
as Announcer
Maital Sabban
as Lisa DiMarino
Gino Dentie
as Night Club Manager
Marcus Gaimatti
as Announcer
Jill Ito
as Ticket Clerk
Shogo Nakajima
as Jail Guard
Michael Paciorek
as First Base Umpire
Donnamarie Recco
as Hog Dog Vendor
Joey Travolta
as Mustangs Coach
Robert Miano
as Shuttle Driver
Glen Chin
as Nurse Shibuya
Killer Khan
as Ishikawa
Shiao-hu Tso
as Young Mori
Kazuaki Naruse
as Young Koga
Syunichiro Yunoki
as Young Grand Master
Hachiro Yamauchi
as Ninja Master
Toshiyo Matsunaga
as Miyo's Mother
Yoshiko Kamiya
as Lady in Limousine
Katsumi Honda
as Chauffeur
Syogo Nakajima
as Jail Guard
Kyoji Kamui
as Koga's Henchman
Seigen Nakayama
as Koga's Henchman
as Sumo Wrestler
Hayabusa Tenkomori
as Sumo Wrestler
as Sumo Wrestler
as Sumo Wrestler
Naoki Fujii
as Mugger
Takao Ito
as Ninja Master
Kensuke Goto
as Ninja Master
Yousyu Kondo
as Yakusa
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Critic Reviews for 3 Ninjas Kick Back

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

3 Ninjas was a surprising box-office hit with the Saturday matinee family crowd, earning the highest cost-to-profit ratio of that year and instantly mandating this all-too-unnecessary sequel.

Full Review… | June 4, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

3 Ninjas Kick Back is just as lively and engaging as the 1992 original

Full Review… | June 4, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Fantasy is one thing. 3 Ninjas Kick Back is something else entirely: junk food laced with testosterone.

Full Review… | June 4, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Clearly made with an eye on the international market, this movie is set for the most part in Japan, shrewdly adding a female ninja to the three boys, thus broadening the potential demographics.

Full Review… | January 31, 2006
Top Critic

Instead of exalting physical grace and virtuosity, this film's slapdash action sequences resort repeatedly to the old trick of accelerating the action to the speed of a silent-film chase.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Who was this movie made for? Not for me, that's sure, but I have a hunch younger kids will find it satisfying.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for 3 Ninjas Kick Back

First sequel to 3 Ninjas offers nothing new to the series except a lot more pointless and awful entertainment. This film does nothing to be effective entertainment and is a very forgettable film. The performances are wooden, and uninteresting, and overall it fails to really entertain, and offer the viewer something thrilling to watch. As a family film, this sequel like the first film offers nothing good. The script is horrible; the cast is bad and the directing awful. 3 Ninjas Kick Back is one of the worst family films that you can watch, and it makes you wonder why they even made this trash in the first place if the first film was just as bad. This sequel is nothing new, it possesses a clichéd formula that we've seen in the firs at film, and it's clear that it doesn't work. Maybe kids will enjoy this, but as someone who grew up when these films were made, I look back at these films as trash, uninspired filmmaking that doesn't work, and it simply fails to be effective, memorable entertainment. This film is pointless, the story is just not interesting and ultimately it fails to be fun. The film is far too silly to be fun, and entertaining. The only thing that you can do with this film is forget about it. This is poorly constructed entertainment and it doesn't work. Don't expect a good family film with this one, as you'll be disappointed.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Oh, goodness not another 3 ninjas movie. This series was just trying to make a Karate Kid copy cat, but with cuter kids. My little brother made me watch them all with him!

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

More kid-pleasing entertainment has our three youthful heroes forced to choose between playing in a championship baseball game and accompanying their all-wise grandfather to Japan for a martial arts tournament. It's The Karate Kid, The Three Stooges, The Bad News Bears, and Indiana Jones all crammed into one fast-paced movie that works surprisingly well.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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