Pokemon 3: The Movie
Pokemon 3: The Movie (2001)

In this animated feature, young Pokemon trainer Ash Ketchum and his loyal friends journey to the beautiful mountain town of Greenfield, where they will encounter the Unown, the most mysterious of all Pokemon. It is the Unown that create a… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: April 6, 2001
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2001
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Critics say that the third Pokemon movie has a better plot than its two predecessors. This is not enough, however, to recommend it to those not already fans of the franchise.

Robert Koehler

The animation doesn't display the kind of artistic advances that would compensate for the underdeveloped story.

Anita Gates
New York Times

Nap time for adults.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

So-so, violent movie for series fans only.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

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.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

This adult found it somewhere between mind-blowing and headache-inducing.

Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

The lengthy battles here become tiresome in a film that says Pokémons live to battle but also know when to quit.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Even little trainer's pet Pikachu appears to have seen it all before.

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Robin Rauzi
Los Angeles Times

A 75-minute sensory assault.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

For kids and diehard fans, it's OK. Others beware.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Okay, I'll admit, that this has the weakest characters, but it also leads as being the most eventful of the franchise. It has the most complicated plot as… More
Luke Baldock
Returns some of the darkness of the first film. Here we find a bunch of legendary Pokemon making one young girl's dreams come true. Not as nice as it… More
Jim Careter
Better, but still weird and depressing
Sanjaya 丘耀文
the story wasn't good at all, but the effects were great
Michael Edwards
as with every pokemon movie up until destiny deoxys a masterpiece
Bradley Wright
Probably the best in the series, but that is not saying much.