Pokemon - The Movie 2000
Pokemon - The Movie 2000 (2000)

In this action-packed anime film, fearless Pokemon trainer Ash Ketchum and his pals must try to save Earth from destruction. An evil collector schemes to procure three coveted Pokemon -- Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno -- whose capture will… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: July 21, 2000
DVD Release Date: November 14, 2000
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite being somewhat more exciting than the previous film, this kiddy flick still lacks any real adventure or excitement. What is does contain is choppy animation and poor voice acting. Doesn't match up to virtually anything out there.

Robert Koehler

A much more intense action vehicle for hero Ash Ketchum and his band of pocket monster trainers than its leaden, sometimes claustrophobic predecessor.

Sean P. Means

One can almost hear a droning noise.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Better than the first, but that's not saying much.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

A din that drowns out all adult howls.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Ugly animation, hackneyed plots, one-dimensional characters, and the Pokemon gibberish that makes the Teletubbies sound as if they were speaking the King's English.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

This is a fun, magical, and appealing movie that kids will love.

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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Slightly better than a poke in the eye.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A class-A migraine in soupy, gloopy Technicolor.

Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Lesson of the day: Pokémon are more attuned to nature, but one human can make a difference.

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More reviews for Pokemon - The Movie 2000

Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Despite the premise, Pokemon - The Movie 2000, is not really exciting like the series and become boring. The end is very violent, what could deviate the younger… More
Jim Careter
Directors Cat
Pokemon 2000 is 2000 times better than the original which was awful. It's still not that good though, it's good to entertain small children though.… More
Michael Edwards
if you critics hate on this movie that only children of the show are going to watch than why did you see it
KJ Proulx
A downgrade from the original, but with all of the characters back to love, a story about three legendary birds has never been more mesmerizing to me. As an… More
Luke Baldock
A bit more of extra action packed Pokemonness. Unlike the latest Star Trek film, the Pokemon films are not geared towards converting new fans. The episodes slip… More