General Information

Glossary: 3
Released Year: 1992
Runtime: 84 minutes
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Sport
Directors: Jon Turteltaub
Casts: Clifton Powell, Patrick Labyorteaux, Al Septien, Joel Swetow, Victor Wong, Professor Toru Tanaka, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade, Chad Power, Rand Kingsley, Alan McRae, Margarita Franco, Kate Sargeant, Race Nelson, D.J. Harder, Baha Jackson, Scott Caudill, Fritzi Burr, Tasen Chou
IMDB: 3 Ninjas (1992) - IMDB

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Los Angeles Times - Kevin Thomas
A lively, good-looking kiddie action comedy best left to those under 10. Although their attention may wander, parents can be grateful that there's some substance as well as fun in this Disney release, for martial arts is presented as a matter of defense rather than aggression, emphasizing that it is a matter of mind and spirit as well as body and requiring resourcefulness and discipline.
Empire -
Brazenly exploitative stuff, stirring in anything which has done the business in kids' movies previously, this, of course, should have its target audience laughing like drains.
The New York Times - Stephen Holden
The film can't seem to make up its mind whether it wants to be a comedy, a fantasy or an adventure film. Mr. Kingsley's villain gnashes his teeth and snorts, I love being the bad guy. Those who displease him are threatened with the tearing out of a heart or liver. The character ends up being neither scary nor funny, while the boys are so busy demonstrating their superhuman skills that no personalities emerge.
Austin Chronicle -
3 Ninjas is basically harmless, but it's not entertaining enough to fully engage adults or the under-12 set -- especially once the popcorn and sodas have been polished-off.

3 Ninjas (1992)

Each year, three brothers, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka, for the summer. Mori is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the boys in his techniques. After an organized crime ring proves to be too much for the F.B.I., it's time for the three ninja brothers! Using their martial artistry, they team up to battle the crime ring and outwit some very persistent kidnappers!