Pokémon Heroes Reviews

April 9, 2019
[A] sunny, gentle action yarn with numbingly repetitive chase scenes and bouncy interludes of playtime.
April 9, 2019
Pokémon Heroes features fewer gratuitous pokéfights than its precursors, and also lacks a dutifully over-repeated moral, but it doesn't replace these Pokémon staples with anything substantive.
June 10, 2003
We've seen it all before, and too many times.
May 16, 2003
If you still have Pokmon fans at your house, I suppose there's no harm in taking them to see this movie; but with Pixar's Finding Nemo set to open in a couple of weeks, surely you can find something better to do this weekend.
May 16, 2003
The story is also less violent and combative.
May 16, 2003
Directors Kunihiko Yuyama and Jim Malone pull off a few striking visual effects. But it's still a Pokemon movie.
May 16, 2003
The same old grab for the wallet.
May 16, 2003
Surely a form of child abuse.
May 16, 2003
This one's for kids and no one else.
May 16, 2003
Parents, only you can prevent another Pokemon.
May 16, 2003
A tedious, unimaginative affair.
May 15, 2003
It's one of those little ironies that as interest has flagged in the animated Pokmon movie franchise, the scripts have actually gotten better.
May 15, 2003
Having settled into a formula of maximum action and minimal whimsy for its battery of feature releases, the makers of Pokemon Heroes: Latios & Latias barely raise a ripple as they tread water in this fifth entry.
May 15, 2003
Grown-ups may have to scrub the sugar from their frontal lobes. But it's not about them, is it? Never was. Never will be.
May 15, 2003
It looks cheap and feels slapped together.
May 14, 2003
Judged purely as a movie for young children (10 and under, tops), this latest feature spinoff from the card-game, toy and TV-animation empire is, surprisingly, not bad.
May 13, 2003
The pied piper of shameless kiddie-marketing strikes for the fifth time in as many years.
May 5, 2003
A reasonably entertaining entry that, thanks to its exotic setting and several new characters, should prove engaging for the small fry and not too painful for their adult chaperones.