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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • PG
  • 1h 33m
  • 1990
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Four baby turtles come in contact with a mysterious substance called ooze and then are transformed into human sized crime fighters. The leader of the turtles is a human size rat who has come into contact with the same green ooze. The rat was a former pet of a ninja master and therefore uses his skills to train the four turtles in martial arts. They befriend a local journalist and with her help attempt to find the group behind a crime wave in New York City. Starring Josh Pais ("The Station Agent," "A Beautiful Mind"), Elias Koteas ("Zodiac," "Fallen"), and Judith Hoag ("Armageddon," "Cadillac Man").
© 1990 MMVII New Line Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved & ™

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is exactly as advertised: one-liners, brawls, and general silliness. Good for the young at heart, irritating for everyone else.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Muppetry coaxes campy '90s hit out of its shell.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie is a 1990 mainly martial arts slapstick comedy. The Foot Clan is a Hollywood glorification of a street gang, with a secret headquarters filled with adolescent attractions like skateboarding, games, music, girls, recreational drinking, cigarettes, and fellowship. Abundant martial arts fighting that's sometime comical and slapstick (usually when it's Turtle-vs.-villains), sometimes bone-crunching and brutal (when its human-on-human). Two dead bodies seen as the result of barely offscreen karate killings. Human characters threatened with baseball bats, swords, and clubs. One character crushed in a trash compactor. Heroes knocked out and comatose, but no blood. There's a brief glimpse of underaged girls in sexy streetwear.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action
  • Release Date:March 30, 1990
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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