Pokemon - The Movie 2000 Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Any parent who sits through the cartoon short featuring the nonverbal cuddly Pikachu that begins this movie deserves a purple heart.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Excruciating as it can be for parents to endure, it may be worthwhile for kids to see the movie.
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 27, 2010
Better than the first, but that's not saying much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
January 1, 2000
Cheap and disposable.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 1, 2000
Saying that Pokemon 2000 is better than Pokemon is like saying that breaking both legs is better than having your tongue pulled out.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
It's dull, sloppy, poorly dubbed and incomprehensible, and appears to have been animated by, well, no one.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 5, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
The irksome puns (When a robot fish crashes, Meoth exclaims, "I hope we have carp insurance!") don't help.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
If these shoddily animated, dialogue deficient, trite and mind-melting Pokemon movies are going to become an annual ritual, I may be forced to look for a new line of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
The rudimentary animation resembles the TV show.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Laura Clifford
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
A few jokes and improved technical aspects can't quite counter overall boredom.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Probably about as good as cut-rate animation that seems to consist of screen savers can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A din that drowns out all adult howls.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
A class-A migraine in soupy, gloopy Technicolor.
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
The film is littered with such snide indictments of the entire consumer-merchant Pokemon relationship that you'll never 'catch 'em all' with your youngster in quite the same way again.
Top Critic
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The absence of a compelling villain translates into an absence of excitement.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Its Godzilla-inspired story lacks any of the charm that at least made those schlocky films palatable.
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Pikachu has very little to do with the plot, so die-hard fans may be disappointed. On the other hand, I daresay die-hard fans could not possibly be discriminating enough to notice, since most of them are still in diapers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Some films are Adults Only. Others are Family Viewing. Some should be No Parents Allowed -- for their own sanity's sake.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
January 1, 2000
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