Pokémon Detective Pikachu Reviews

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May 10, 2019
For a while, the first live-action Pokemon movie's achievements are enough.
May 9, 2019
Detective Pikachu is unrelentingly weird.
May 9, 2019
Oil and water. Toothpaste and orange juice. Good decisions and Florida. Some things just don't go together, and you can add Ryan Reynolds' voice and Pikachu to that list.
May 9, 2019
There's something admirable about a film that isn't afraid to have some fun with a property so established - and beloved - by its core audience.
May 9, 2019
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu isn't a movie. It's a cog in a multibillion-dollar media empire, a soulless feature-length example of product placement at its most blatant.
May 9, 2019
Detective Pikachu isn't that bad, and the movie arrives helpfully armed with a couple decades worth of equity and goodwill; still, once you've gotten your fill of its wisecracking namesake, even grading on a curve, it isn't good.
May 22, 2019
Pretty well-done, and when it got to the end, the bits that are meant to tug on your heart strings twitch the very top register...
May 22, 2019
If it works for me, imagine how much it will work for the fans...I just enjoyed looking at it.
May 22, 2019
Hats-off...a theater-worthy spectacle.
May 22, 2019
There is undeniable joy when the film just gets out of its own way and allows us to simply spend time in the world... It's a shame, then, that Pokémon Detective Pikachu is shackled to such a rote story.
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