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: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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 ridiculously plotted and distressingly violent action movie that never makes the case for its own existence."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"I think kids can get on board with most of what this latest edition offers; as a lifelong fan of the franchise I only wish that the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" got to be in their own movie more."
‑ Kristian Harloff, Schmoes Know
"By this point in the season, there's something to be said for generic bombast that at least has the courtesy to come in under two hours."
‑ William Goss, Austin Chronicle
"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
"There is barely any plot to speak of, and what little there is gets disposed of quickly, as though the film was humiliated by it."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The film isn't without it's flaws, but the gamble to use CGI/performance capture to bring the turtle boys to life pays off, and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is a solid opening to what hopefully becomes another series of fun summer films."
‑ Mark Ellis, Schmoes Know
"Reboot offers impressive action, distracting innuendo."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"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
"If you thought Michael Bay had forgiven Megan Fox for saying he was "like Hitler," this new April O'Neil role is proof he hasn't."
‑ Amy Nicholson, L.A. Weekly
"his is an impressive, action packed film with some terrific humor and an expectedly hokey plot that is both to its benefit and detriment."
‑ Josh Hylton, Dark Horizons
"Faithful to its predecessors in that it is loud, dumb, and aimed at 11-year-olds (and not the smart ones, either)."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"Another loud, obnoxious, ninety minute commercial with no grasp on what makes the source material it's adapting so appealing."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
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