Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Film, Family and kids

Time Out says

The first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was, for all its faults, a minor miracle. Here, for small children, were heroes who were streetwise, anti-authority, and loved to fight. It couldn't last. In their third film, which is shorn of nearly all the elements which made the Ninjas popular, one turtle pontificates: 'Fighting's for grown-ups, and only if they've got no other choice.' One of the most enjoyable things about the Turtles was their interaction with a modern city. Here, however, writer/director Gillard misguidedly sends them back to medieval Japan. The wisecracks have been cut back, and where once the Ninjas' dude-speak was original (influencing, for example, Wayne's World) it's now merely imitative.


Release details

96 mins

Cast and crew

Stuart Gillard
Stuart Gillard
Elias Koteas
Paige Turco
Stuart Wilson
Sab Shimono
Vivian Wu
Mark Caso
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