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Pokemon - The Movie 2000 Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
This is a fun, magical, and appealing movie that kids will love.
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Robert Koehler
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.
Michael Thomson
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

Empire Magazine
February 14, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Bloom
Los Angeles Daily News
January 1, 2000
A much better film than the first one.
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Gene Seymour
January 1, 2000
Pokemon goes down with a sweetness that charms without talking down to its audience.
Darrius Pelissier
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
Pokémon 2000 is the best yet.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
Actually quite entertaining and sophisticated.
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Ted Anthony
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
Surprisingly entertaining.
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Moderately engaging.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 27, 2010
Better than the first, but that's not saying much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
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Globe and Mail
April 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
June 5, 2001
| Original Score: 1/5
Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
April 24, 2001
Read More | Original Score: D
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
Total, there were maybe three references in the dialogue that an adult might find clever or cute.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Slightly better than a poke in the eye.
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