Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990): A Guilty Pleasure

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Poster




A quartet of mutated humanoid turtles clash with an uprising criminal gang of ninjas.


Guilty Pleasure Qualities:


Admirable if outdated use of special effects. Corny dialogue. Lovable characters. Shredder. Runtime is just right. Easy to rewatch several times.


Guilty Pleasure Level:


Moderate (Revisited once every two years)




Steve Barron




  • Judith Hoag (as April O'Neil)
  • Elias Koteas (as Casey Jones)
  • Josh Pais (as the voice of Raphael)
  • David Forman (as Leonardo)
  • Brian Tochi (as the voice of Leonardo)
  • Leif Tilden (as Donatello)
  • Corey Feldman (as the voice of Donatello)
  • Michelan Sisti (as Michaelangelo)
  • Robbie Rist (as the voice of Michaelangelo)
  • Kevin Clash (as the voice of Splinter)
  • James Saito (as The Shredder)
  • David McCharen (as the voice of The Shredder)




1 hour and 33 minutes



Action / Adventure / Comedy



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