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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 14, 2014
Rinky-dink production values, and sheer mindlessness and creative bankruptcy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
August 6, 2014
Less amateurish than the 1990 original, less embarrassing than the 1991 sequel (with its mind-boggling Vanilla Ice ninja-rap number), this may be the easiest installment in the series for parents to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
August 6, 2014
Really stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Ferguson
Radio Times
August 6, 2014
Writer/director Stuart Gillard tries to inject some life into the project by including some tongue-in-cheek scenes in 17th-century Japan, but it quickly degenerates into half-hearted cartoonish action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
August 6, 2014
These fighting-intensive movies, a glorification of hurtful action, are strictly for children. While the corpse count is low, the mimicking turtles stand for nothing more important than the employment of physical force.

People Magazine
August 6, 2014
The comic book and animated incarnations of the Turtles remain far funnier and more inventive.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 6, 2014
The oversized terrapins are characteristically flip as they backflip through an unnecessarily muddled plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 3, 2011
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series comes to a close with an installment that ultimately falls right in line with its subpar predecessors...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 21, 2010
This third film is easily the weakest of the bunch, but I can't say it's terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Leonard Klady
July 23, 2009
A decided case of diminishing returns.

TV Guide
May 18, 2008
If the time-travel gimmick has to be employed twice in a row then it's probably best to banish these characters to a retirement sewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The wisecracks have been cut back, and where once the Ninjas' dude-speak was original (influencing, for example, Wayne's World) it's now merely imitative.
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Terrible conclusion of the trilogy. The first two were great comic/cartoon adaptations. But back in time? What the hell is that about?
| Original Score: 0/5
Frank Ochieng
May 28, 2003
The novelty was refreshingly spry and creative in its first go-around. But guess what--the butt-kicking shellshockers are running out of excuses to exist in their campy chaos
| Original Score: 2/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The Turtles themselves are better-natured than ever, and even nicely mellowed.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 22, 2003
Two weren't enough???
| Original Score: 0/5
Kurt Dahlke
Apollo Guide
October 22, 2002
Achieves a degree of grace, goofiness, and agreeability that can often be lost in the serious drudgery of everyday life.
Full Review | Original Score: 61/100
Clint Morris
September 19, 2002
The novelty is starting to wear off by this second sequel
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The first film was bad, the second worse, and the third almost unbearable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
If the first sequel was a photocopy of the original, this second sequel is a tracing of a photocopy. It's the same business twice removed, and twice diminished.
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