Pokémon 3: The Movie


Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 10 out of 18

Critic Reviews

  1. 0
    Do yourself and your kids a favor, parents, and head to "Spy Kids" instead.
  2. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Loren King
    This predictable, uninspired addition to the endless saga won't win over nonbelievers.
  3. If your kids are fans there's probably no escaping this installment.
  4. 50
    This predictable, uninspired third installment to the endless saga won't win over non-believers.
  5. Enjoyable only if you're under the age of 7 -- or the influence of psychedelic drugs.
  6. 10
    The animation is only marginally better than the TV show, which means it stinks, and the story is pretty trite.
  7. 10
    Equally as brainless, shrill and calculated as its two predecessors.
  8. 10
    Two Tylenol and a pair of earplugs might be enough to get you through Pokemon 3The Movie.
  9. 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.
  10. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Mind-blowing and headache-inducing. But the kids loved it.
  11. All about bright colors and constant movement.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    The series' quest for different and challenging Pokemon reaches a nearly absurd endpoint this time.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 78 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.