Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (2004)

The popular anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! makes the jump from television to the big screen with the franchise's first feature film. Yugi (voice of Dan Green) is a boy who, like thousands of others, is a loyal fan of "Duel Monsters,"… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 7, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2004
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Critic Score: 5% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Don't watch the TV show or play the card game? Then this movie is not for you.

Tasha Robinson
AV Club

Effectively a strategy guide and commercial in vaguely filmic form.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Kids will eat Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie up. The rest of us will have to wait for the translation.

Lucy Barrick
Radio Times

Only fans of the series will be able to follow the largely incomprehensible plot -- and the bog-standard animation won't win it any new ones.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Like the gods, the trading cards are capricious, with ever-changing rules and strategies so intricate that only Yu-Gi-Ohlogists will fully enjoy this adventure.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

This cartoon based on the popular and complicated card game might as well be written in another language.

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Total Film

A 90-minute advert in search of a storyline.

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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly

A feature-length anime commercial.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The latest kiddie con job to float over from Tokyo.

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Leigh Singer

The artwork has the familiar saucer-eyed look of Japanese anime but with a scuffed angularity that's a long way from Hayao Miyazaki's sublime magic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Edwards
love the show love the card game love the movie another great anime childerens show adaption