3 Ninjas Kick Back
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Rocky, Colt, and Tum Tum return in this action-comedy filmed in Japan, the sequel to the 1992 Disney film "3 Ninjas." This time the three young Japanese-American boys have two things to accomplish: they must help their grandfather/ninja master return a sacred dagger to a karate tourney in Japan, and they must be back in L.A. in time to win their baseball team's play-off game. The ceremonial dagger is the key to an ancient Japanese treasure hidden in labyrinthine caves beneath a temple. It is desired by Grandfather's ancient rival the evil Koga who sends two henchmen to the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

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"3 Ninjas was a surprising box-office hit with the Saturday matinee family crowd, earning the highest cost-to-profit ratio of that year and instantly mandating this all-too-unnecessary sequel."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Clearly made with an eye on the international market, this movie is set for the most part in Japan, shrewdly adding a female ninja to the three boys, thus broadening the potential demographics."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"Loud, callow, jejune, infantile, puerile and annoying as hell."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun
"If this first sequel is any indication, however, the 3 Ninjas franchise has already run out of steam."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"3 Ninjas Kick Back is just as lively and engaging as the 1992 original"
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Instead of exalting physical grace and virtuosity, this film's slapdash action sequences resort repeatedly to the old trick of accelerating the action to the speed of a silent-film chase."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Worse than the first one. These kids are no Spy Kids."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"All movies hope to turn a buck, though few of them actually attain this goal (at least, not in any substantial measure). Then there are movies whose only goal is to turn a buck."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Fantasy is one thing. 3 Ninjas Kick Back is something else entirely: junk food laced with testosterone."
‑ John Petrakis, Chicago Tribune
"Who was this movie made for? Not for me, that's sure, but I have a hunch younger kids will find it satisfying."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Even worse than the original ... which was pretty dire to begin with."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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