Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

The original, bodacious live-action adaptation of the cartoon/toy franchise. The origin story utilised Jim Henson-created latex costumes and puppetry to bring the mutant teens to life.

When the NYPD can't stop a crime wave caused by The Shredder and his Foot Clan, four vigilantes rise - Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael. The foursome are trained by rodent ninja Splinter and work with reporter April O'Neil (Judith Hoag) as they fight to take back the city.

1990Rating: PG93 minsUSA, Hong Kong
ActionAdventureKids & Family

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Scores with its generally engaging tongue-in-cheek humor.

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Time Out

Time Out

Between the dubbed dialogue and the dark visuals, the cumulative effect is curiously dislocating.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Nowhere near as bad as it might have been.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A well-rounded, unpretentious, very funny, knockabout adventure -- subtly blended so that it's fun for all the family.

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