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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Reviews

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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
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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
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Leonard Klady
Variety
July 23, 2009
A decided case of diminishing returns.
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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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The Turtles themselves are better-natured than ever, and even nicely mellowed.
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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The first film was bad, the second worse, and the third almost unbearable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4