Metascore
22

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 10 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Loren King
    50
    This predictable, uninspired third installment to the endless saga won't win over non-believers.
  2. 50
    Mind-blowing and headache-inducing. But the kids loved it.
  3. Reviewed by: Loren King
    50
    This predictable, uninspired addition to the endless saga won't win over nonbelievers.
  4. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    50
    All about bright colors and constant movement.
  5. Reviewed by: Bruce Fretts
    42
    Enjoyable only if you're under the age of 7 -- or the influence of psychedelic drugs.
  6. 40
    Allowing for the fact that any Pokemon movie is essentially a feature-length commercial designed to make little kids want Pokémon stuff, this one has its moments.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    38
    OK, Time Warner, a joke is a joke, but the time of tolerance has passed. Get your creatures out of our faces unless you're willing to regale us by afflicting them with Mad Pokémon Disease.
  8. Reviewed by: Reece Pendleton
    30
    If your kids are fans there's probably no escaping this installment.
  9. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    20
    If you can overlook its condescending wholesomeness and static, visually drab, endlessly repetitious animation, then you have a more forgiving soul than I do.
  10. Reviewed by: Nicole Campos
    10
    Equally as brainless, shrill and calculated as its two predecessors.
  11. 10
    The animation is only marginally better than the TV show, which means it stinks, and the story is pretty trite.
  12. Reviewed by: Robin Rauzi
    10
    Two Tylenol and a pair of earplugs might be enough to get you through Pokemon 3The Movie.
  13. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    10
    The series' quest for different and challenging Pokemon reaches a nearly absurd endpoint this time.
  14. 0
    Do yourself and your kids a favor, parents, and head to "Spy Kids" instead.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 8 out of 26
  1. Oct 25, 2010
    8
    if you like Pokemon movies 1 and 2, then this is the one you've been looking for.
  2. Oct 1, 2011
    10
    I really like it
  3. Oct 19, 2011
    2
    Indisputably terrible with such crappy script. Even my dumb sister didn't get the movie.