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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Turtle power returns in routine kiddie adventure.

Movie PG 2007 88 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 8+

An older turtles movie with a surprisingly strong story.

I disagree with the headline "Kiddie adventure," since this was a really good film with a very different story than other turtles shows or movies. The turtles have grown apart as a family, Leo's been gone for about two years training to be a better leader in Central America, and the others are living their own lives, since they've already defeated Shredder. But when Leo returns, the tension between him and Raph starts, and a new threat arises. It was a very interesting new way to watch the turtles, and I highly reccomend it if you're a turtles fan, or just someone who likes fun, heartwarming, action movies. The stone villains are a bit scary for young children though.
age 9+

too serious, not fun enough

Very dark movie, way too serious, way too realistic in my opinion for a kids cartoon movie. This is CGI and it looks real and the story is just not fun enough, which makes it too old for my 6 year old. The bad guys are pretty dark and intense, they should have gone for more "cowabunga" and less "lord of the rings."

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (18 ):

Thirtysomething parents who remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles craze of the late '80s and early '90s won't be blown away by this completely computer-animated franchise reboot. But kids who aren't familiar with the original campy-cool, pizza-loving, sewer-dwelling, crime-fighting heroes will be hooked by these sword-wielding reptilian brothers, even though they're duller than the original foursome. Assuming they can deal with TMNT's clunky plot, throwback language, and moody setting -- which looks more like Gotham City than New York -- kids will dig the action sequences.

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