Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 15 out of 17
  1. Shoddy, brainless, pre-sold kids' entertainment.
  2. 40
    A hyperactive hodgepodge.
  3. 38
    After the monster is subdued, then there's a much less humorous, and more mindlessly violent second half.
  4. A frenzied, cacophonic cartoon.
  5. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    None of the movie's abundant humor is better than faintly amusing.
  6. Reviewed by: Darrius Pelissier
    If you give it half a chance, it will entertain you.
  7. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Voice work is weirdly awful and funny at the same time.
  8. Has an unrelenting staccato quality. Some would say a jackhammer quality.
  9. Reviewed by: Loren King
    A video game barely disguised as a movie. Violent, and the monsters are scary for younger children.
  10. Reviewed by: Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
    Stay away from this movie. Brainless cartoonish violence.
  11. Aa shockingly chintzy spin-off of Fox's post ''Pokémon'' cartoon hit.
  12. It's an awfully confusing journey, unless you're of pro-Digi-ous intelligence. Or a digimaniac. Or just 6.
  13. Comes off as noisy and ill conceived, long on morphing monsters, short on storytelling talent and uneven in its efforts at animation.
  14. Reviewed by: Nicole Campos
    Crude animation, shrill voicework.
  15. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    The audience for Digimon is small children.
  16. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    An assault on brain cells.
  17. So twitchy, fidgety, skittery and wiggly that the drug it made me yearn for was Dramamine, followed by a chaser of bourbon, 12 years old.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 33
  2. Negative: 7 out of 33
  1. JoshW.
    Mar 3, 2009
    How can this movie be rated by ADULTS? this is a kids movie and it should be rated by kids. When I was a kid, I loved this movie to death. and the nostalgia keeps me loving it. Seriously, if adults are rating kids movies, then what's the point? Full Review »
  2. TK
    Feb 2, 2010
    The movie is pretty lame; but I'm voting for the series really. It's amazing. Can't choose between it and Pokémon. The critics that voted are idiots. Bet they top rate all that pixar nonsense as well. Lame a**s American animation films should go die. Full Review »
  3. LoganS
    May 23, 2009
    Yeah, the first and last third of the movie were not very good, but the part on the internet was so epic and awesome, that even now, at 17, I still get goosebumps whenever I see it. Full Review »