Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (2004)



Critic Consensus: Don't watch the TV show or play the card game? Then this movie is not for you.

Movie Info

The popular anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! makes the jump from television to the big screen with the franchise's first feature film. Yugi (voice of Dan Green) is a boy who, like thousands of others, is a loyal fan of "Duel Monsters," a card game that's sweeping the nation. Yugi joins many other players for a Duel Monsters tournament in Battle City, where they make a startling discovery -- the "Duel Monsters" cards have supernatural powers that have resurrected Anubia, an evil leader from ancient Egypt. … More

Rating: PG (for scary combat and monster images)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Junki Takegami, Masahiro Hikokubo, Matthew Drdek, Lloyd Goldfine, Michael Pecoriello
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 16, 2004
Box Office: $19.7M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site



as Max-a-Million Pegasu...

as Tea Garnder

as Yugi Moto/Yami Yugi

as Tristan Taylor

as Seto Kaiba

as Mokuba Kaiba

as Anubis

as Solomon Moto

as Joey Wheeler

as Newscaster
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Critic Reviews for Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (22)

Effectively a strategy guide and commercial in vaguely filmic form.

Full Review… | July 28, 2014
AV Club
Top Critic

Like the gods, the trading cards are capricious, with ever-changing rules and strategies so intricate that only Yu-Gi-Ohlogists will fully enjoy this adventure.

Full Review… | January 8, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A feature-length anime commercial.

Full Review… | August 27, 2004
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Only fans of the series will be able to follow the largely incomprehensible plot -- and the bog-standard animation won't win it any new ones.

Full Review… | July 28, 2014
Radio Times

A 90-minute advert in search of a storyline.

Full Review… | July 28, 2014
Total Film

The artwork has the familiar saucer-eyed look of Japanese anime but with a scuffed angularity that's a long way from Hayao Miyazaki's sublime magic.

Full Review… | July 28, 2014

Audience Reviews for Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie

love the show love the card game love the movie another great anime childerens show adaption

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

Is the best out of all of the Yu-Gi-Oh's. Funny expecially when Tristan say's "I don't want your mummy!" and when Kiba says "You're ganna attack me with a cream puff and an elf."

Kiba White Wolf

Yet another Pokemo and Card Captors clone, Yu Gi Oh is one of the strangest movies ever made, for its totally nonsense story about a boy king who somehow can control these card monster things. In the movie, he battled the dreaded Anubis. Ooh. If you're 8, you might get it. Any older and a sort of banal brainwashing sets in, causing nausia and mental impairment. Ha. (This is for the badly dubbed and butchered American version).

Adam Browne

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