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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze Reviews

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine
August 6, 2014
This swindle of a sequel is so dim that it looks as if it were lit by candles.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Today's kids are learning from the Turtles that the world is a sinkhole of radioactive waste, that it's more reassuring to huddle together in sewers than take your chances competing at street level, and that individuality is dangerous. Cowabunga.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
August 6, 2014
The plot, as primitive as it is, still isn't very clear; it never acquires the spontaneity or the force of a true "story" but seems to exist mainly as a pretext for the familiar Ninja banter so beloved of the cult, as in "Cowabunga, dudes," and such forth
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 14, 2014
Hellbent on being innocuous, high-spirited fun, but it just comes off as shrill and shallow and dimwitted.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 19, 2016
Nostalgia lens aside, it's a pretty crummy follow up to the 1990 movie.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 1, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
September 11, 2003
This one should have oozed out of the can before it got into any theaters.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Didn't seem quite as good as the first -- at least, in terms of reproducing the atmosphere of the original.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 6, 2001
Next time, if the Turtles really want to hurt 'em, they should call on Hammer.
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Steven Rea
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
Neither as fun nor as faithful to the spirit of the original comics. It's a bigger, slicker movie, but not a better one.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
August 6, 2014
More dialogue-heavy and somewhat less frenetic, this sequel is somewhat more to my own taste.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 3, 2011
The Turtles return in this underwhelming sequel that generally fares about as well as its predecessor...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Douglas Pratt
June 10, 2005
The sequel plays things very safe
| Original Score: 2/5
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
March 1, 2003
Not only insulting to your intelligence, but also harmful for children to watch.
| Original Score: 31/100
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 2, 2003
For losers
| Original Score: 0/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 24, 2002
Dear God, why?
| Original Score: 0/5
Blake French
November 28, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
If you're a kid, you're going to see it. If you're a parent you may have no choice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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