Pokémon Detective Pikachu Reviews

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 9, 2019
This is 1 hour and 44 minutes of Pikachu short-circuiting your brain.
Top Critic
May 8, 2019
In a world packed full of franchise-extending would-be blockbusters, there's something strangely appealing about its patchiness.
May 8, 2019
Overall the movie is passably entertaining, though only the youngest viewers will feel it in their jellies.
May 8, 2019
Pokémon obsessives will want to check it out, but the movie is mostly an uninspired slog, not committed enough to work as a demented genre picture, and not funny enough to work as a goofy, lighthearted comedy.