Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 10 out of 18
  1. 50
    Mind-blowing and headache-inducing. But the kids loved it.
  2. 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.
  3. 0
    Do yourself and your kids a favor, parents, and head to "Spy Kids" instead.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    The series' quest for different and challenging Pokemon reaches a nearly absurd endpoint this time.
  6. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    If you can overlook its condescending wholesomeness and static, visually drab, endlessly repetitious animation, then you have a more forgiving soul than I do.
  7. 10
    The animation is only marginally better than the TV show, which means it stinks, and the story is pretty trite.
  8. Reviewed by: Loren King
    This predictable, uninspired third installment to the endless saga won't win over non-believers.
  9. Reviewed by: Loren King
    This predictable, uninspired addition to the endless saga won't win over nonbelievers.
  10. Reviewed by: Bruce Fretts
    Enjoyable only if you're under the age of 7 -- or the influence of psychedelic drugs.
  11. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    All about bright colors and constant movement.
  12. Reviewed by: Reece Pendleton
    If your kids are fans there's probably no escaping this installment.
  13. Reviewed by: Nicole Campos
    Equally as brainless, shrill and calculated as its two predecessors.
  14. Reviewed by: Robin Rauzi
    Two Tylenol and a pair of earplugs might be enough to get you through Pokemon 3The Movie.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 76 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 8 out of 27
  1. Oct 25, 2010
    if you like Pokemon movies 1 and 2, then this is the one you've been looking for.
  2. Oct 1, 2011
    I really like it
  3. Oct 19, 2011
    Indisputably terrible with such crappy script. Even my dumb sister didn't get the movie.