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Pokemon - The Movie 2000 Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 27, 2010
Better than the first, but that's not saying much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
This is a fun, magical, and appealing movie that kids will love.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Lesson of the day: Pokémon are more attuned to nature, but one human can make a difference.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Koehler
Variety
June 6, 2008
A much more intense action vehicle for hero Ash Ketchum and his band of pocket monster trainers than its leaden, sometimes claustrophobic predecessor.
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
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 10, 2002
As in the first movie, the animation here is chintzy and almost amateurish, although fans of the TV show could hardly expect more.
Michael Thomson
BBC.com
April 16, 2001
A few set-pieces, though, do stand out: weird, almost entirely spherical fish swimming in the water, a boat crashing down hundreds of steps, and a jagged 'chicken' lit up by golden electric energy are certainly transfixing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
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

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Older siblings and adults: Just enjoy the uninterrupted slumber this film provides to anyone over 16.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A din that drowns out all adult howls.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Todd R. Ramlow
PopMatters
January 1, 2000
That the film doesn't hold that much appeal to me is hardly surprising, and in the end immaterial.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
The uninitiated will still find it a terrible chore to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
If someone in your household is in the midst of Pokemon fever, you'll be there. If not, not. That was easy.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Its Godzilla-inspired story lacks any of the charm that at least made those schlocky films palatable.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Suffice it to say, the Pokemon films are only for hard-core followers -- and immensely patient and understanding parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
Scary Movie is a better family film.
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
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