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
    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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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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    Edward PorterSunday Times (UK)
    Rob Letterman's film is a standard kids' movie blend of knockabout comedy and CGI fantasy action, but Detective Pikachu himself is a proper star.
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    Brian VinerDaily Mail (UK)
    Solid family fun.
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    Katie Smith-WongFlick Feast
    Smart, imaginative and sweet, Detective Pikachu offers something for everyone.
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  • 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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    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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    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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