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      Surf Ninjas

      PG 1993 1 hr. 26 min. Action List
      15% 20 Reviews Tomatometer 68% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score Brothers Johnny (Ernie Reyes Jr.) and Adam (Nicolas Cowan) are coasting through a fun surfer existence in Los Angeles when they are suddenly accosted by a band of ninjas. A mysterious warrior comes to their aid, later telling the brothers that they are the royal heirs to the throne of Patusan, an embattled island under the rule of a tyrannical leader (Leslie Nielsen). After discovering their untapped ninja skills, Johnny and Adam agree to travel to Patusan to overthrow the current monarchy. Read More Read Less

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      Dr. Skip M Loved this movie. Super fun, popcorn movie. Anyone who is looking for a cinematic masterpiece is looking in the wrong place. Knows exactly what it is and doesn't apologize, a family friendly action comedy. Watch it, and thank me later. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/21/23 Full Review StephenPaul C The worst 01 hour: and 26 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 05/17/23 Full Review M R This film was fun and aged surprisingly well. While "3 Ninjas" was much more well known among my generation growing up, "Surf Ninjas" was equally as enjoyable. It's not meant to be taken seriously, obviously. I thought the plot was interesting. The fighting scenes are well done. It's reminiscent of that Saturday Morning Karate Masters tv show. While not a classic by any stretch, if you like martial arts, ninjas, surfing (I don't surf but appreciate it from a distance) presented in a family/kids film tone, this movie's cool. I saw it a year ago and still liked it. The film is sorta like a mix between "3 Ninjas" and "Point Break" story wise with a TMNT esque vibe. Final Grade: 75/100 C Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/06/23 Full Review Jordan S While it not a good film, It a excellent popcorn film. It suppose to be a turn your brain off film, which was sucessful. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/02/23 Full Review Max Y One of my favorite movies… Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Samuel B surfbord grind on dat wood Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Jeff Shannon Seattle Times Oh, gee, have I given too much away? Is there something in this lyrical narrative that can't be detected in the first five minutes? Rated: 1.5/4 Jun 3, 2013 Full Review Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer What do ninjas and surfers have to do with each other? You've got me, and I heroically sat through all of Surf Ninjas. Rated: 1/4 Jun 3, 2013 Full Review Daniel M. Kimmel Variety Action is relatively mild for the genre and, unfortunately, so are the jokes. May 8, 2005 Full Review Justin Brown Medium Popcorn I very much enjoyed this film and will always have a fondness for Ernie Reyes, Jr. If you don't take it too seriously, you'll have fun! Rated: 5/5 Feb 26, 2024 Full Review Brandon Collins Medium Popcorn This movie made no sense and failed in all ways to be remotely entertaining. Even children would have a hard time staying awake through this. Rated: 1/5 Feb 26, 2024 Full Review Owen McNally Hartford Courant Adults certainly shouldn't waste a sunny day by taking kids to a matinee to see this. Apr 19, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Brothers Johnny (Ernie Reyes Jr.) and Adam (Nicolas Cowan) are coasting through a fun surfer existence in Los Angeles when they are suddenly accosted by a band of ninjas. A mysterious warrior comes to their aid, later telling the brothers that they are the royal heirs to the throne of Patusan, an embattled island under the rule of a tyrannical leader (Leslie Nielsen). After discovering their untapped ninja skills, Johnny and Adam agree to travel to Patusan to overthrow the current monarchy.
      Director
      Neal Israel
      Executive Producer
      Dan Gordon, Kevin Moreton, Sara Risher
      Screenwriter
      Dan Gordon
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Sep 3, 2002
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $4.9M
      Sound Mix
      Stereo, Surround