Pokémon Detective Pikachu

critic Reviews

, 68% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • 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.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    It's a delight for fans to see how immersive this world actually feels.
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    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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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    Pretty well-done, and when it got to the end, the bits that are meant to tug on your heart strings twitch the very top register...
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    But when the earth begins to shake and villains finally show their true colors things get far less interesting.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Chris StuckmannChrisStuckmann.com
    The human characters are flat and boring...but Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu saved the entire film, and there's a lot of him...about as good as a live-action Pokémon film could be.
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    Roxana HadadiChesapeake Family Magazine
    The central mystery of Detective Pikachu is lackluster-and sends a slightly problematic message about people with disabilities-but the production design is an impressive achievement.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jeffrey Harris411mania
    Detective Pikachu generally works and is a reasonably enjoyable, fun film. Considering what has happened with video game-based films in the past, that's high praise at this point.
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    Brian EggertDeep Focus Review
    Pokemon Detective Pikachu ultimately exists to perpetuate the media empire, and to that end, it's less interested in characters than in selling its brand to children.
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    David GonzalezReel Talk Inc.
    Detective Pikachu was not meant for someone like myself but I can admit that the film is highly entertaining despite its flaws. The film makes sure to provide tons of fan service that will be appreciated by the masses of Pokmon fans across the country.
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    Lonita CookKCTV5 News at 9
    A really great, well-executed movie.
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