Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Lists: Action, Sci-Fi, Martial Arts films

Brief Synopsis: "Four turtles and a rat are transformed into a humanized state by a mutagenetic gel in a sewer. The rat becomes their mentor, and teaches them all he knows regarding Jinjitsu. The turtles use their newfound skills to combat the crime in New York City. But when their mentor is captured by an enemy from the past, can they hold true to what they've learned, and stay together as a brotherhood?"

Overall Ranking: 1292 (Rank from 1990: # 16)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 14.29%
Regular 71.43%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Chris Turner90Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 9
Rob from GuysFilmQuest83Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 8
Gorgon Reviews80
J Patterson75Comedy: 5
Rewatch: 6
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin70
Dave Examines Movies67(full review)
Bryan Lienesch50 - It's a kids movie through and through. I'm not sure what else people wanted out of it.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 3
David Baruffi16

People Involved

  • Judith Hoag (April ONeal)
  • Elias Koteas (Casey Jones)
  • Josh Pais (Raphael)
  • Michelan Sisti (Michaelangelo)
  • Leif Tilden (Donatello)
  • David Forman (Leonardo)
  • James Saito (The Shredder)
  • Kevin Clash (Splinter (Voice))
  • Robbie Rist (Michaelangelo (Voice))
  • Brian Tochi (Leonardo (Voice))
  • Corey Feldman (Donatello (Voice))
  • David Chan (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • 90s Live Action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Three Varieties of Turtle Soup