Reviews: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

teenage_mutant_ninja_turtlesReviews for this film from our members:

  • Beth Accomando @ KPBS Cinema Junkie
    • Excerpt: One Word ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Review: Cowabungled
  • José Arce @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Michael Bay amolda a los clásicos personajes a su estilo colocando a un director neutro al frente de la película y autobotizando todo en general. Se ve y se olvida. Franquiciable, por supuesto; interesante, no tanto.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Bill Clark @ From The Balcony
  • Jim Dixon @
    • Excerpt: Director Jonathan Liebesman (“Battle: Los Angeles,” “Wrath of the Titans”) competently manages a sprawling, technically complex production, but with no wit, style, warmth or charm. He isn’t helped by the Michael Bay imprimatur that’s all over this heavy industrial exercise masquerading as a movie.
  • Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
  • M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: [T]hese characters are fodder for an effects demo reel.
  • João Marcos Flores @ Cineviews [Portuguese]
  • Vadym Grygoriev @
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: A large part of the story has nothing to do with ninja turtles, but rather a bunch of human beings that wouldn’t have enough presence to activate an automatic door, let alone occupy the focus of a movie. And the turtles themselves look disgusting, like gooey roided-up hulks impregnated with reptilian features.
  • Travis Hopson @ Examiner
    • Excerpt: You may not be shouting “Cowabunga” but at least it’s not ‘The Secret of the Ooze’.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: I say welcome back to some old friends.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: It’s more relentlessly mediocre and instantly forgettable than a giant disaster, but do the makers really want such a ringing endorsement in the TV spots?
  • Oktay Ege Kozak @ Oregon Herald
    • Excerpt: It was only last week when Guardians of the Galaxy delighted us all with its wanton folly while reminding us that one doesn’t have to treat the audience like a bunch of buffoons who need to be condescended to in order to snatch some of that sweet cash out of their wallets with as little effort as possible. Of course nothing lasts forever, so it took only a week for the new, Michael Bay-pumped Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to come along and ruin all of the goodwill set forth by Marvel’s delightful surprise.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @
  • Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinéma [French]
  • Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit
    • Excerpt: Ultimately, Guardians of the Galaxy exists and that’s going to hurt Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles more than its flaws
  • James Marsh @ Twitch
    • Excerpt: Michael Bay gets his hands on another beloved property from our childhoods, but as producer of a new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature his signature influence is somewhat muted. Director Jonathan Liebesman instead delivers a superhero adventure pitched squarely at the kids, with Megan Fox and William Fichtner providing human support alongside a quartet of mo-capped anthropomorphic reptiles, and the results are goofy, juvenile, shambolic, but admittedly quite entertaining.
  • Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Estou certo que, um dia, Hollywood produzirá uma agradável adaptação cinematográfica das aventuras das Tartarugas Ninja, mas esse dia ainda não chegou.
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: Bright and colorful, fast and quick (at 101 minutes, that’s more than an hour shorter than the latest Transformers flick), with one standout, nicely-choreographed mountaintop action sequence, this thing is nearly decent enough to work.
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Com alguns combates cansativos e uma overdose de adrenalina pelos canais visuais, é uma boa experiência para os fãs do estilo do produtor Michael Bay. Veremos se na sequela não arruínam o pouco que fizeram de bom.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a movie that is very difficult to like and, at the same time, very difficult to hate. There’s so much wrong with it, yet you laugh and don’t find your mind wandering as with Bay’s other Hasbro enterprise. Dissenters will repel the movie while fans young and old will find something to like. You know who you are.
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Tom Santilli @
    • Excerpt: Another childhood treasure brutally ruined.
  • Josh Spiegel @ Movie Mezzanine

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