3 Ninjas
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This youth-oriented martial arts comedy concerns three children (Colt, Rocky, and Tum Tum) who are instructed in the art of ninjitsu by their grandfather, Ninja Master Mori (Victor Wong). Another of Mori's former pupils grew up to be notorious underworld figure Hugo Snyder (Rand Kingsley), who -- attempting to get the boys' FBI agent dad off his back -- orders the young ninjas kidnapped. In usual Disney fashion, the chopsocky children turn the tables on their inept kidnappers, but get in bigger trouble when a group of ninjas keeps them prisoner in the hold of a ship. Action-packed, but… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A lively, good-looking kiddie action comedy best left to those under 10."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Director Jon Turtletaub and editor David Rennie keep things zipping along."
‑ Joseph McBride, Variety
"3 Ninjas isn't a movie, it's a concept for a preview."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun
"It's just a pity that the three martial arts kids are so charmless."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"If you are under the age of ten, this movie was made for you."
‑ Kevin McCarthy, WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
"A miserable ripoff of The Karate Kid."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"Can the trio use their ninja secrets to escape? Will granddad defeat the gun-runner in hand-to-hand combat? If you can't guess the answers to these questions you are under 11 and will absolutely love this film."
‑ Nigel Kendall, Time Out
"You'll love this movie, if you're a 10-year-old boy. Or 8 years old. Or even 13."
‑ Mary Flannery, Philadelphia Daily News
"An entertaining, though hardly original, action comedy for youngsters ages six to twelve."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Loud and mindless mini-chop socky stuff."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"The movie is saddled with a junky visual style, haphazard editing and occasional out-of-focus shots."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"The film can't seem to make up its mind whether it wants to be a comedy, a fantasy or an adventure film."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Brazenly exploitative stuff, stirring in anything which has done the business in kids' movies previously, this, of course, should have its target audience laughing like drains."
‑ David Hepworth, Empire Magazine
"The fortune earned by Home Alone proved to Hollywood that Americans arc crazy about cute little boys, especially ones who dispatch villains with a sadistic glee bordering on the sociopathic."
‑ , People Magazine
"The worst thing is you can almost bet that an executive at Touchstone has already put the wheels in motion for a sequel to bloat an industry that is already chock-full of uninspiring films such as this one."
‑ Pamela Bruce, Austin Chronicle
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