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.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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?
    Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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.
    Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Dominic GriffinSpectrum Culture
    The filmmakers leave a lot on the table, failing to use its genre to its fullest potential.
    Read full article
  • 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.
    Read full article
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Carey-Ann PawseyOrca Sound
    This is basically a buddy film. Buddies in which one is human and the other is an animated character.
    Read full article
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    David LevesleyGQ Magazine [UK]
    Detective Pikachu is so much more than the sum of its parts, a complete delight, and there is absolutely nobody who will leave this movie feeling anything other than joy.
    Read full article
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sean ChandlerSean Chandler Talks About
    I was never bored. It's so much better than it should have been, but it's not as great as it could have been.
    Read full article