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Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew Reviews

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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The repetitive plot is essentially a string of excuses for fantastical combat sequences, but somehow several characters' insistence that violence is bad doesn't come off as hypocritical.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 28, 2007
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

For Pokemon fans? Give it a shot.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B-

April 9, 2005
Ken Hollings
Sight and Sound

The movie may have been designed to shift Pokémon product but it also comes down hard on the side of friendship, mutual respect and resourcefulness.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

December 2, 2002
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This Japanese film's free will philosophy is in stark contrast to the determinism that seems to be running rampant in today's Hollywood films.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

The kiddies in the audience were enthralled by every minute of it.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

January 1, 2000
Shane Burridge

The values of POKEMON's protagonist have tapped into the unconscious of a generation that compulsively watches the show and codifies its critters without really knowing why

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January 1, 2000

I'm not sure how much of its so-bad-it's-good appeal is intentional, and besides, much of it is boring and repetitive.

| Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies

Pokemon is a quality example of the genre, and it is indeed one of the most successful anime shows ever.

Full Review Source: Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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For the legions of Pokemon fans, the film gives them everything they crave and more.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 1, 2000
George Meyer
Orlando Weekly

This is a movie that knows its audience.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

January 1, 2000
Betsy Sherman
Boston Globe
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The Japanese animation is beautiful, and the script adaptation for the English-speaking audience is well-paced, clever, and absorbing enough to keep parents from squirming.

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

September 7, 2011
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

September 7, 2011
Eric D. Snider

Full Review Source: | Original Score: F

April 4, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Excruciating to endure.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

December 27, 2010
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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The story is a humourless retread of a Bond-style world domination yarn with a Frankenstein theme.

Full Review Source: Time Out

August 16, 2007

Empire Magazine

It would be nice to think that 'the kids' would take on board the heavy-handed moral messages, but more likely they'll be looking out for new Pokémon to collect, therefore fulfilling Nintendo's merchandising dream.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

December 30, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

If you're over 10 years old I have four words for you: See Princess Mononoke instead.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 1/4

May 26, 2006
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

In the tradition of such drivel as 'The Care Bears Movie' and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' it's essentially a commercial disguised as a feature film.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

July 1, 2003
Laura Reiley
Palo Alto Weekly

Abysmally bad.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

May 14, 2003
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