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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III 1993

Critics score:
21 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer: The oversized terrapins are characteristically flip as they backflip through an unnecessarily muddled plot. Read more

John Hartl, Seattle Times: 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. Read more

Janet Maslin, New York Times: The Turtles themselves are better-natured than ever, and even nicely mellowed. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: The first film was bad, the second worse, and the third almost unbearable. Read more

Time Out: 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. Read more

Leonard Klady, Variety: A decided case of diminishing returns. Read more

Hal Hinson, Washington Post: 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. Read more