Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
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This third film in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series finds the half-shelled ninjas traveling back in time to 17th-century Japan in order to save April O'Neil (Paige Turco). Once there, they also use their skills to help a rebel army battle an evil leader. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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
"This third film is easily the weakest of the bunch, but I can't say it's terrible."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The novelty was refreshingly spry and creative in its first go-around. But guess what--the butt-kicking shellshockers are running out of excuses to exist in their campy chaos"
‑ Frank Ochieng, TheWorldJournal.com
"The novelty is starting to wear off by this second sequel"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"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
"The first film was bad, the second worse, and the third almost unbearable."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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
"Two weren't enough???"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Even kids are likely to respond to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III with less enthusiasm than they did to the first two films in this series."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"The Turtles themselves are better-natured than ever, and even nicely mellowed."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York 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
"Achieves a degree of grace, goofiness, and agreeability that can often be lost in the serious drudgery of everyday life."
‑ Kurt Dahlke, Apollo Guide
"Look at it this way; it could be worse. Your kids could be hooked on Barney."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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