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TMNT has a cool, noirish sheen. There's an attention to detail in the visuals and sound design that pushes it up several notches above most kiddie fare. It's not art, dude, but it will do.
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.
This all-CG reboot is missing the goofy excitement of the old TMNT.
That's really what TMNT lacks most -- humor. Despite the doll-like cartoonishness of the human figures, the filmmakers seem to expect us to take this animated romp seriously. Too seriously.
Silly, but an enjoyable, well-paced fantasy-action story.
The movie is a serviceable way to pass the time: Kids will cheer the bright colors and funny new words ("Kowabunga!").
The Hollywood Reporter
A tad too conservative and calculated. CGI delivers best on moody sets and a noirish atmosphere achieved by lighting, backgrounds and visual effects. But the characters look like plastic dolls, and the story is recycled sci-fi.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
With your sharper minds, you'll probably figure it out. I hope so. Hope you'll like the movie too. But here's a bit of advice: Don't bet your allowance on it. Make Daddy pay.
It takes more than an awkward title attempting to sound cool to overcome its mundane plot and silly dialogue.
The movie pretty much exists to sell tie-in products, and it's about as entertaining as watching little kids playing with their toys in the sandbox.
Bummer, dudes. Longtime fans who expect the fun lingo and pizza-gobbling Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of the past may be shocked by director Kevin Munroe's reimagining of the popular kiddie series.
Chicago Tribune
Without the brute vigilante junk, this 82-minute picture would be approximately 2 minutes long.

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