Pokémon Detective Pikachu

critic Reviews

68% Fresh Tomatometer Score68%
  • 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.
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Mathew DeKinderSuburban Journals of St. Louis
    Even though Pokemon implores you to "catch 'em all," this is one you're going to want to release back into the wild.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Justin ChangFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I found this weirdly diverting... It's a counterintuitive fit for this character, and I kind of liked that about it.
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    Ariane Sohrabi-ShirazDaily Star (UK)
    A seriously weird and heartfelt film jam-packed with action and chock full of Pokemon - what more could you ask for?
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Brian Lloydentertainment.ie
    While by no means perfect, 'Pokemon Detective Pikachu' can nevertheless comfortably lay claim to being the best videogame adaptation ever made.
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    Jeff BeckThe Blu Spot
    Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is a rather silly idea in conception, but in execution, it's a pretty compelling tale that features plenty of twists and turns, and well-rendered CGI.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Douglas DavidsonElements of Madness
    [T]he Rob Letterman-directed (Monsters vs. Aliens) film is a slow neo-noir that is more interested in telling a straight mystery that just so happens to feature mythical creatures than in being an action epic.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Deborah KriegerMoviejawn
    It's just these little touches of maximum effort (oops, wrong Ryan Reynolds movie!) that make Detective Pikachu as strong as it is-that, and, of course, Ryan Reynolds' energetic, generous voice acting.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Dominic GriffinSpectrum Culture
    The filmmakers leave a lot on the table, failing to use its genre to its fullest potential.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Rob DeanDaily Grindhouse
    DETECTIVE PIKACHU has some fun moments and good elements, but mostly it's a messy movie that is never really engaging or as fun as it should be.
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    Carey-Ann PawseyOrca Sound
    This is basically a buddy film. Buddies in which one is human and the other is an animated character.
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