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  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return to the big screen as never before in an all-new CGI action adventure. (Warner Bros.)
  • Director: Kevin Munroe
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Animation, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 87 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. At its best, TMNT does recall the slangy fun of the series' glory days. But there are too many moments when it feels as stale as one of Mikey's half-eaten pizzas.
  2. 58
    Only those already predisposed to love a TMNT movie that at least LOOKS edgy are likely to care.
  3. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirschling
    58
    This all-CG reboot is missing the goofy excitement of the old TMNT.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    50
    Munroe's script denies fans the satisfaction of a decent story or amusing interactions. Rather than waiting for a screenplay that warranted their bigscreen return, TMNT feels like an attempt to exploit the phenomenon further.
  5. Reviewed by: Nathan Lee
    50
    Writer-director Kevin Munroe parties like it's 1989, grooving on the extreme-sports set pieces and vintage slang to generally cowabusted effect.
  6. Reviewed by: Zach Haddad
    40
    I expected to see the triumphant return of my childhood favorites, yet I feel like this wasn't the answer.
  7. It's all probably too slippery for the youngest viewers to grasp and too sketchy for the nostalgia crowd (for whom this revival seems most geared).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 41
  2. Negative: 8 out of 41
  1. Jan 7, 2011
    10
    This movie is exactly what it needed to be for TMNT fans. All the critics hating it don't truly love the TMNT. For those who love the TMNT, this is your movie. Expand
  2. Nov 30, 2010
    8
    The teenage mutant ninja turtles are great characters and this movie is too!

    I must say the animation is well done, voices: good action:
    very good.

    Kids will love this film and the action as well.
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  3. Mar 12, 2013
    8
    A very special movie for me! I grew up on the TMNT series and this movie is really awesome! I would give it a 10/10 but i just missed The Shredder Also Raph and Leo conflict was really annoying. So my final verdict is 8/10. Highly recommended for all tmnt fans and action animation lovers! Expand
  4. Feb 3, 2013
    7
    Pretty much exactly what I would expect from a TMNT film more or less. Animation is fantastic. Voice acting is pretty good, the turtles do sound very close to their cartoon counterparts. If anything this version of TMNT is perhaps closer to the comic than it is to the cartoon show. But if I had to criticize, it does tend to pander to the "mass market" mentality, and that's a shame. The movie does have some good moments and some real depth. But they get swept aside for some kind of gratuitous action sequence or needless comic relief. Overall: It has the rough makings of a TMNT film of legend, but falls short simply so it can appeal to the masses. Still, it is highly enjoyable and a must watch for fans of the series. Expand
  5. Aug 3, 2013
    5
    The visual effects chosen for this film were intriguingly fun to watch, but the film never lives up to an exciting storytelling standard and feels normal. Expand
  6. Jan 26, 2011
    5
    Love the fact that they are bringing back the series but I didn't enjoy the plot way too far out there. TMNT is great CG and with voices that bring back the nostalgic memories of the old Turtle movies but the sci-fi storyline just didn't do it for me. Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2013
    4
    TMNT is just not what it should be.
    The movie begins with an intriguing storyline a fair justice to the original characters and an okay
    concept all in all. It then takes a turn for the worst when the story turns into garbage. Expand

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