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  • Summary: Young Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum and his loyal friends journey to the beautiful mountain town of Greenfield, where they will encounter the Unown, the most mysterious of all Pokémon. (Warner Brothers)
  • Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Family
  • Rating: G
  • Runtime: 93 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 10 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Loren King
    50
    This predictable, uninspired addition to the endless saga won't win over nonbelievers.
  2. 50
    Mind-blowing and headache-inducing. But the kids loved it.
  3. Reviewed by: Reece Pendleton
    30
    If your kids are fans there's probably no escaping this installment.
  4. Reviewed by: Nicole Campos
    10
    Equally as brainless, shrill and calculated as its two predecessors.
  5. Reviewed by: Robin Rauzi
    10
    Two Tylenol and a pair of earplugs might be enough to get you through Pokemon 3The Movie.
  6. 0
    Do yourself and your kids a favor, parents, and head to "Spy Kids" instead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 8 out of 25
  1. Oct 1, 2011
    10
    I really like it
  2. Aug 26, 2013
    10
    I am absolutely shocked at how bad this movie's reviews here are! Definitely the best thing Pokémon has to offer in terms of anime, be it the TV show or the movies this film is not only a dream come true for any Pokémon fan, but also a very good family movie in general.

    While still present, Pokémon themselves are downplayed enough for the brilliant, mature and genuinely touching story to fully manifest itself. The animation is very good, music multiplies the experience very much, the action scenes are exciting, characters surprisingly intelligent (tends to be a big problem with Pokémon series) and authentic, but most of all again, the story of this movie is absolutely fantastic. Mature and clever, it doesn't talk down to the kids and doesn't push the lesson down their throat, while still managing to get it across very well.

    While the anime series and the newer movies under the Pokémon title tend to disappoint me more and more, this little masterpiece I can honestly recommend to anybody, Pokéfan or not, kid or adult.
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  3. Oct 25, 2010
    8
    if you like Pokemon movies 1 and 2, then this is the one you've been looking for.
  4. Jan 5, 2014
    2
    Miseravelmente ruim. Expand
  5. Oct 19, 2011
    2
    Indisputably terrible with such crappy script. Even my dumb sister didn't get the movie.
  6. Mar 4, 2011
    1
    Pokemon 2000 was bad, but this was worse. No other Pokemon movie can ever be as good as the first awesome one. Same goes for the series, which should've ended after the second season! And is it me, or are there way too many Pokemon games? Thank you Nintendo for constantly milking and ruining Pokemon. Expand
  7. KevinB.
    Dec 31, 2006
    0
    The sad fact of life is that most people on our good green earth are what I like to call "sheep." Meaning most people on earth follow each other." Everyone ELSE is doing it, so I think I will too." I will admit. When it first came out, I was into the card game, cause I just happen to be a cardgame kinda guy. But the mere fact that this series has dragged on this long is pathetic. What this is, is just a GIANT movie length commercial. "Buy more stuff". The whole movie is not all like this though. There actually is a plot..if you can call it that without vomiting. Basically, you've got this kid who's out on an adventure to capture these evil little creatures called Pokemon (japanese for "poket monsters"). Sounds entertaining until you see it. Horrible voice acting and cheesy lines will have adults and older kids begging for mercy. A pointless waste of time, money and sanity. I would only reccomend this for parents only if you really need your young kids to be quiet for a little bit, then this will more than likely keep them occupied. Expand

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