Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

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"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."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ , Time Out
"Rinky-dink production values, and sheer mindlessness and creative bankruptcy."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"These fighting-intensive movies, a glorification of hurtful action, are strictly for children. While the corpse count is low, the mimicking turtles stand for nothing more important than the employment of physical force."
‑ Candice Russell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"This third film is easily the weakest of the bunch, but I can't say it's terrible."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The oversized terrapins are characteristically flip as they backflip through an unnecessarily muddled plot."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The Turtles themselves are better-natured than ever, and even nicely mellowed."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Really stupid."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun
"The comic book and animated incarnations of the Turtles remain far funnier and more inventive."
‑ , People Magazine
"If the time-travel gimmick has to be employed twice in a row then it's probably best to banish these characters to a retirement sewer."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A decided case of diminishing returns."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"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."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"Writer/director Stuart Gillard tries to inject some life into the project by including some tongue-in-cheek scenes in 17th-century Japan, but it quickly degenerates into half-hearted cartoonish action."
‑ John Ferguson, Radio Times
"The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series comes to a close with an installment that ultimately falls right in line with its subpar predecessors..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Terrible conclusion of the trilogy. The first two were great comic/cartoon adaptations. But back in time? What the hell is that about?"
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
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