Pokémon Detective Pikachu

critic Reviews

69% Fresh Tomatometer Score69%
  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu may not take its wonderfully bizarre premise as far as it could have, but this offbeat adaptation should catch most -- if not all -- of the franchise's fans.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Reynolds is in his element when allowed to be goofy, and this stuff is nothing if not surreal, especially in the second act.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Matthew LickonaSan Diego Reader
    For a while, the first live-action Pokemon movie's achievements are enough.
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    Ed PottonTimes (UK)
    Fortunately, the ever-likeable Reynolds is equal to the task, channelling the savvy exuberance (but not the rude bits) of his Deadpool persona.
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    Daniel KaszorGlobe and Mail
    Detective Pikachu is unrelentingly weird.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Oil and water. Toothpaste and orange juice. Good decisions and Florida. Some things just don't go together, and you can add Ryan Reynolds' voice and Pikachu to that list.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Vincent AcovinoNPR
    There's something admirable about a film that isn't afraid to have some fun with a property so established - and beloved - by its core audience.
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    Charlotte Harrisoncultbox
    This is a film rooted in a ludicrous concept that doesn't just work, but excels because of the amount of heart that has gone into making it. It's earnest, endearing, and well worth a Pika.
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    Nathaniel WayneCouncil of Geeks
    It's just nice, it's a nice pleasant thing. I think if you yourself have Pokemon nostalgia you'll probably get some enjoyment out of this, just don't expect to be surprised by the plot.
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    Julian Lytleidobi.com
    Detective Pikachu is a fun family movie that can be enjoyed by many. It's a love letter to the world of Pokémon and easily the best video game movie made.
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    Damian LevyJamaica Gleaner
    Detective Pikachu wears its influences on its sleeve, and has the sensibilities of a Stephen Spielberg-produced picture.
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