Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie Reviews

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March 17, 2020
The fights and stunts in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are genuinely exciting, made all the more remarkable by the fact that they're mostly being done by guys in 50 pounds of foam rubber.
March 17, 2020
So should you take your kid to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? I'm not recommending that you do - this movie will not enrich your child's worldview.
May 29, 2015
The one subplot that could have been milked, about a young friend of O'Neil's who falls in with the gang, is handled indifferently and fails to supply much in the way of a youthful identification figure.
August 14, 2014
The unapologetically hokey humor and dialogue and characters have their charms for sheer late-'80s kitsch value.
August 6, 2014
The cynicism of the motion picture industry will be apparent to any child who is exposed to the many product plugs for a nationwide pizza delivery company.
August 6, 2014
As a movie, Ninja Turtles would make a better cereal. It looks like it needs a little milk and mother-wit poured over it, something to make it snap, crackle and pop.
August 6, 2014
Ninja Turtles is cluttered and flashy. In terms of plot, there's not much flesh on its bones.
August 6, 2014
Despite brisk direction by Steve Barron, plus unbridled energy and fine special effects, an overt glorification of violence is still at the crux of this stunt film.
August 6, 2014
A movie that displays two traits nobody would ever associate with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: It is grim and it is no fun.
August 6, 2014
The results are lively and funny enough to keep adults enthralled as well as kids.
August 6, 2014
Elias Koteas scores as a mock-turtle vigilante, and there are some nifty turtle effects from the Henson Creature Shop, but little else hits the target, despite Barron covering the cracks with fast editing.
August 6, 2014
What troubles me about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is that it's basically an exploitation movie aimed at young children.
July 31, 2014
An excellent adaptation, and a raucous, brutally entertaining action fantasy that embraces the source material lending it valid complexity, and depth.
May 3, 2011
...an uneven, needlessly episodic adaptation that simply isn't able to justify its feature-length running time.
December 15, 2010
Muppetry coaxes campy '90s hit out of its shell.
September 21, 2010
Of the three live-action films, this one is the best. The characters are fresh, and the adventure has a great start to the franchise.
July 6, 2010
A dismal, tedious affair.
October 26, 2008
Cowabunga! A hip and happening time for fans of all ages!
April 28, 2008
Scores with its generally engaging tongue-in-cheek humor.
April 28, 2008
A well-rounded, unpretentious, very funny, knockabout adventure -- subtly blended so that it's fun for all the family.
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