Digimon: Digital Monsters

Metascore
20

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 15 out of 17

Critic Reviews

  1. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    38
    After the monster is subdued, then there's a much less humorous, and more mindlessly violent second half.
  2. A frenzied, cacophonic cartoon.
  3. TNT RoughCut
    Reviewed by: Darrius Pelissier
    35
    If you give it half a chance, it will entertain you.
  4. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    35
    None of the movie's abundant humor is better than faintly amusing.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    30
    Voice work is weirdly awful and funny at the same time.
  6. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Loren King
    25
    A video game barely disguised as a movie. Violent, and the monsters are scary for younger children.
  7. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
    25
    Stay away from this movie. Brainless cartoonish violence.
  8. Aa shockingly chintzy spin-off of Fox's post ''Pokémon'' cartoon hit.
  9. Has an unrelenting staccato quality. Some would say a jackhammer quality.
  10. Comes off as noisy and ill conceived, long on morphing monsters, short on storytelling talent and uneven in its efforts at animation.
  11. It's an awfully confusing journey, unless you're of pro-Digi-ous intelligence. Or a digimaniac. Or just 6.
  12. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    10
    The audience for Digimon is small children.
  13. 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.
  14. 10
    Crude animation, shrill voicework.
  15. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    10
    An assault on brain cells.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34
  1. JoshW.
    Mar 3, 2009
    10
    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. 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. Apr 14, 2012
    10
    This is quite possibly the greatest movie ever made.
  3. TK
    Feb 2, 2010
    10
    The movie is pretty lame; but I'm voting for the series really. It's amazing. Can't choose between it and Pokémon. The 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 »