Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan. Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters Created by PETER LAIRD and KEVIN EASTMAN with a… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In one way, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a triumph for producer Michael Bay in that it is equally as godawful as his Transformers: Age of Extinction and a hit nonetheless."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"It's pretty much business as usual: one personality trait per turtle (with the most screen time for party-dude Michelangelo), lots of wisecracks, plenty of thin-crust product placement (Pizza Hut this time around), and even a last-minute cowabunga."
‑ Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times
"It has hints of heart, and one or two good sequences, but a rent-a-baddie villainy, a poor storyline and paper thin characters leave it floundering in generic action territory."
‑ Martin Roberts, Fan The Fire
"When a film can waste a character actor as respected as Fichtner, you know there are bigger problems beyond a slightly hackneyed script."
‑ James White, SFX Magazine
"An exercise in product-placement so blatant it makes the last Transformer outing seem subtle by comparison."
‑ George Byrne, Irish Independent
"It's essentially a Transformers movie - a Michael Bay production complete with mass destruction, urban panic, white-hot lighting, inane quips, product placement, explosions and, well, Megan Fox."
‑ Christy Lemire, ChristyLemire.com
"Turtles fans might have been looking for their own Avengers. They get Alvin and the Chipmunks on performance enhancers and mass-market pizza instead. In Hollywood, history repeats first as farce, then as marketing."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"a Latvian minimalist Oedipal mystery, full of angst-riddled dreams, irrational symmetries and tail-chasing creepiness"
‑ Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound
"Cowabunga? Cowabuggeroff!"
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"Tries, and fails, to meld grit and froth. Still, at key moments it does possess a perverse sort of brio."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"I had to draw on my own ninja training and reflect intensively on the transitory nature of all phenomena, just to fend off the profound yearning for death."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles doesn't so much provide brainless enjoyment as it pummels the viewer into submission. "Shell-shocked" is a reasonable description of the experience."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Liebesman's remade The Amazing Spider-Man."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"Those poor old Teenage Ninja Turtles should have been left tin hibernation."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"25 years after the first Ninja Turtles' movie, the return of the reptilian heroes in a half-shell is surprisingly enjoyable."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Post
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