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  • Summary: 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 MutantThe 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 and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. [Paramount Pictures] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 33
  2. Negative: 15 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Bruce Ingram
    Aug 7, 2014
    63
    [A] basically brainless but intermittently adrenalizing, mostly-just-for-kids reboot.
  2. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    Aug 4, 2014
    50
    The castmembers portraying Splinter and the turtles achieve a persuasive level of realism that was never possible with the elaborate puppetry required for the original film series and adequately fulfill expectations for their characters.
  3. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Aug 13, 2014
    50
    A consistently workmanlike helmer, Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans, Battle: Los Angeles) keeps the pace brisk and the overall tone closer to that of the recent G.I. Joe vehicles, infusing this glorified toy commercial with an almost aggressively knowing sense of humor and exactly one fun action sequence on New York’s most conveniently located mountaintop.
  4. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Aug 5, 2014
    40
    Utterly inessential, this slightly cheap-looking reboot of the Turtles franchise is froth too — it might even be too tame for the kids who make up the target audience.
  5. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Aug 8, 2014
    38
    If nothing else, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reminds us that nostalgia is often used as a mandate for spectacularly lazy filmmaking.
  6. Reviewed by: James Rocchi
    Aug 6, 2014
    30
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles isn’t a movie; it’s a brand re-launch that’s going to satisfy stockholders far more than it’s going to entertain the people who paid to watch it.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Aug 7, 2014
    0
    The cloddish, confusing action scenes make no sense. Young viewers’ eyes will glaze from the first-person video-game style. Nonaction scenes feature people sniping at each other, or, in Arnett’s case, croaking out the script’s half-assed witticisms, until the Turtles show up.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 175
  2. Negative: 61 out of 175
  1. Aug 8, 2014
    10
    This movie completely satisfied me and set itself up for a great sequel. It had great CGI and facial animation which made the turtles seemThis movie completely satisfied me and set itself up for a great sequel. It had great CGI and facial animation which made the turtles seem like actual characters. It had amazing fight scenes and actually made me say, DAMN! great new story and it made me laugh out loud several times. I can't wait for the second. Expand
  2. Oct 24, 2014
    9
    If you want to see a modern version of a nostalgic film, this is not the one. If you want to watch a totally separate movie that is set apartIf you want to see a modern version of a nostalgic film, this is not the one. If you want to watch a totally separate movie that is set apart from the rest of it's own universes that is a lot of fun, this is the one. My only complaints are that I didn't like Splinter's voice, and the Doctor's name should have been Baxter. Other than that, just a nice fun movie. Expand
  3. Aug 27, 2014
    8
    I don't see what it is that is so bad about this movie. I really enjoyed it. It has all the action you could want. It shows enough of aI don't see what it is that is so bad about this movie. I really enjoyed it. It has all the action you could want. It shows enough of a backstory on how and why the turtles are who they are. Then when we get to know them they give us some laughs like they are supposed to do. I will admit that I would have liked to have seen a little bit more from Will Arnett in this movie. I felt like he was great but didn't get enough screen time. This movie is going to make loads of money in the box office and I think its no fluke. I'm already eager to see the sequel as I'm sure that there will be one. Expand
  4. Aug 10, 2014
    5
    This film could be good for one watching. But stupid characters, the freaking transformer named Shredder and leadership of effects make thisThis film could be good for one watching. But stupid characters, the freaking transformer named Shredder and leadership of effects make this film a stupid parody on Ninja Turtles. Expand
  5. Apr 12, 2015
    4
    *sigh* Michael Bay a bad filmmaker. He already ruined my childhood with the Transformers movies, so when I heard he was producing a Ninja*sigh* Michael Bay a bad filmmaker. He already ruined my childhood with the Transformers movies, so when I heard he was producing a Ninja Turtles reboot, I was ENRAGED!!! Then I went to see the film I knew was gonna be terrible and honestly, it was ok. I still hate the Turtles designs, but that's just a minor problem. What I disliked the most about the film was that it was basically the April O'Neil show!!! I really am getting tired of Megan Fox staring in Bays movies. Heck, we don't see the Turtles until like 10-20 minutes into the movie!!! Also, the Shredder is really underdeveloped. All we focus on is Erick Sacks. But from all my hate, I don't completely hate this movie. The voice acting is decent and the fight sequences are awesome. Although that doesn't mean the movie is great in any way. Not as terrible as I thought it would be, but not a masterpiece. 4/10. Expand
  6. Feb 26, 2015
    2
    Megan Fox is certainly a beautiful woman but she needs to either stop using too much botox or invest more time learning to act. She was theMegan Fox is certainly a beautiful woman but she needs to either stop using too much botox or invest more time learning to act. She was the only non CGI main character in the movie but somehow the least expressive. Its not like Fox needs to give a Oscar winning interpretation but her surprise, scare and amazed face where exactly the same and not very convincing. I know that the plot needs to be water down because of intended audience but it does not mean that there should be none at all. Expand
  7. Sep 26, 2014
    0
    Hated it.....Hated it.....

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