Surf Ninjas (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

Surf Ninjas (1993)



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A pair of hot young southern California surfers are shocked to discover that one of them is the crown prince of a little-known Southeast Asian country. This youth-oriented comedy chronicles their adventures as they try to avoid a pack of fighters sent out by the country's tyrannical king to kill them and make their way across the sea to fulfill their destiny.
Comedy , Kids & Family
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Leslie Nielsen
as Col. Chi
Tone Loc
as Lt. Spence
Keone Young
as Baba Ram
Kelly Hu
as Ro-May
Tad Horino
as Gum-Bey
Neal Israel
as Mr. Dunbar
Jonathan Schmock
as School Cop
Philip Tan
as Captain Ming
Romy Windsor
as Miss Robertson
Nathan Jung
as Manchu
Rick Dorio
as Sgt. Bork
Desi Singh
as Squad Car Cop #2
Pete Antico
as Cop #1
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Critic Reviews for Surf Ninjas

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6)

Oh, gee, have I given too much away? Is there something in this lyrical narrative that can't be detected in the first five minutes?

Full Review… | June 3, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

What do ninjas and surfers have to do with each other? You've got me, and I heroically sat through all of Surf Ninjas.

Full Review… | June 3, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Action is relatively mild for the genre and, unfortunately, so are the jokes.

Full Review… | May 8, 2005
Top Critic

Another of Hollywood's efforts to prove that the American mall mentality is at home in any corner of the globe.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

It's a real riot when a guy goes tumbling and thudding down a 300-step flight of stone stairs only to climb back up and do it again. What inspired comedy!

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

An inoffensive slice of summertime fun.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Surf Ninjas


As a kid, amazing, As a lost man, pathetically funny.

Lenny Muggsy
Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer

This action-comedy family film mix of several different genres loses focus. A movie so bad, so stupid, so silly and outrageous that it makes you fall out of your chair laughing. Ninja nonsense!

Steven Vincent Gee
Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer


Heaps of fun with the Family ^_^

EightThirty .
EightThirty .

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