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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- 1h 33m
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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").
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.
The cynicism of the motion picture industry will be apparent to any child who is exposed to the ma...
June 25, 2017
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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.
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Martial Arts, Comedy, Action, Franchise
- Release Date:March 30, 1990
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD