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Pokemon Heroes (2003)

Pokemon Heroes (2003)

Pokemon Heroes



Critic Consensus: This series isn't getting any better.

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The phenomenon of the "pocket monsters" marches on with this animated sci-fi adventure for kids. Famous Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum (voice of Veronica Taylor) is en route to a special water race for Pokémon in Altomare with his loyal companion, Pikachu, but when they arrive they discover there's bigger game afoot than the race. Annie and Oakley are a pair of female villains determined to steal the all-powerful jewel known as the Soul Dew. However, the jewel is guarded by two especially vigilant Pokémon, Latios and Latias, so the thieves must capture the creatures before they can make off with the enchanted artifact. Annie and Oakley are able to put Latios in captivity, but not before Ash and his friends arrive on the scene. Will Ash and Pikachu be able to free Latios before the thieves can capture the Soul Dew and use its power to control all they survey? Pokémon Heroes is the fifth feature film released in the United States based on the popular Pokemon animé series.more
Rating: G
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Anime & Manga, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Hideki Sonoda, Jim Malone
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 20, 2004
Box Office: $0.7M
Miramax Films - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Pokemon Heroes

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (16)

We've seen it all before, and too many times.

Full Review… | June 10, 2003
New York Daily News
Top Critic

If you still have Pokémon fans at your house, I suppose there's no harm in taking them to see this movie; but with Pixar's Finding Nemo set to open in a couple of weeks, surely you can find something better to do this weekend.

May 16, 2003
Seattle Times
Top Critic

The story is also less violent and combative.

Full Review… | May 16, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Directors Kunihiko Yuyama and Jim Malone pull off a few striking visual effects. But it's still a Pokemon movie.

Full Review… | May 16, 2003
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

The same old grab for the wallet.

Full Review… | May 16, 2003
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Parents, only you can prevent another Pokemon.

Full Review… | May 16, 2003
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Pokemon Heroes

Pokemon Heroes is among the most boring of the Pokemon films and has the most lukerative plot about two twin dragons, while ash's mission is to get to a pokemon race to see them. Along the way, there are conflicts and battles. However, I find most of this film uninteresting and strays very far away from the original origins. Pokemon Heroes shouldn't have been made!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Cool and better than others, but still trippy

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer


i have to admit this pokemon movie bored me not saying its bad its just not up to par with the past and next few sequels

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

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