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3 Ninjas Kick Back Reviews

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
February 18, 2015
Immature humor, sexism in trite '90s sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
July 29, 2002
Even worse than the original ... which was pretty dire to begin with.
| Original Score: 1/5
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
June 4, 2013
Loud, callow, jejune, infantile, puerile and annoying as hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
All movies hope to turn a buck, though few of them actually attain this goal (at least, not in any substantial measure). Then there are movies whose only goal is to turn a buck.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
If this first sequel is any indication, however, the 3 Ninjas franchise has already run out of steam.
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Worse than the first one. These kids are no Spy Kids.
| Original Score: 0/5
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Emanuel Levy
January 31, 2006
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 | Original Score: 1/4
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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
June 4, 2013
Fantasy is one thing. 3 Ninjas Kick Back is something else entirely: junk food laced with testosterone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
June 4, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lois Alter Mark
Entertainment Weekly
May 6, 1994
Filled with martial-arts action, bathroom humor, and slapstick, 3 Ninjas Kick Back even has a politically correct kicker: The champion ninja is a girl.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
June 4, 2013
3 Ninjas Kick Back is just as lively and engaging as the 1992 original
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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