After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers. Their new friend, April O'Neil, helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.
- “The nostalgic 80s and 90s hip-hop soundtrack is sublime, and while the action sequences can be hard to follow, there’s no faulting the film’s fizzing energy.” – Wendy Ide (Observer (UK))
- “The filmmakers manage to balance the contemporary feel of the writing and innovative visual style with their own nostalgia for childhood cultural touchstones” – Katie Walsh (Tribune News Service)
- “If you've stayed away from TMNT over the years — whether because of "Cowabunga!” or “Ninja Rap” or Michael Bay or whatever — don't be afraid to break out your swords, shout something that sounds cool and leap back into the fray." – Stephen Thompson (NPR)