Pokemon 3: The Movie
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A handful of strange creatures prove just how dangerous the imagination can be in the third American feature adapted from the popular Pokemon animated series. Prof. Spencer Hale is an archeologist studying ancient Pokemon when he uncovers a strange breed of "pocket monsters" called "Unown," whose bodies form runic symbols that resemble the letters of the alphabet. The Unown can read people's minds and transform their fantasies into reality, and when the professor mysteriously disappears, his young daughter Molly is given the materials (and the Pokemon) her father… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The animation doesn't display the kind of artistic advances that would compensate for the underdeveloped story."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"Nap time for adults."
‑ Anita Gates, New York Times
"So-so, violent movie for series fans only."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Childless couples everywhere should rejoice."
‑ Tom Grealis, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"it's surprising that this project wasn't shelved from the get-go, but it seems the contract for the third and fourth spin-off films were inked along with that of the second PokÚmon movie."
‑ , Hollywood.com
"Creepy, yes, and confusing as heck, but not half so fearsome as the three little words ('Until next time!') spoken by whom I don't recall."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"This adult found it somewhere between mind-blowing and headache-inducing."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"The lengthy battles here become tiresome in a film that says PokÚmons live to battle but also know when to quit."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"One would think that three feature vehicles for Pikachu and his mind-numbing friends would be sufficient to convince our kids that there's got to be something better available and cause their interest in the avalanche of trashy collectibles to wane."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"Subsequent PokÚmon battles give Nintendo the chance to showcase a few new characters, but equal effort is not made in the psychological arena."
‑ , Boston Phoenix
"Even little trainer's pet Pikachu appears to have seen it all before."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"A 75-minute sensory assault."
‑ Robin Rauzi, Los Angeles Times
"For kids and diehard fans, it's OK. Others beware."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"action-packed ... suspenseful without being terribly scary. Although the lengthy climax caused the kids sitting nearby to make a meal of their fingernails, they couldn't take their eyes off the screen."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"This one isn't nearly as gut-wrenchingly awful as the first one -- the animation is better. But it's still so bad it hurts."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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