Metascore
25

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 10 out of 16
  1. 38
    A rote exercise in both animation and storytelling.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    Harmless in the extreme and it'll mute your kids for nearly 80 minutes, but why not just treat the little yard apes to the real deal and take them to ''Spirited Away''?
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    30
    Supposedly, Pokemon can't be killed, but Pokemon 4Ever practically assures that the pocket monster movie franchise is nearly ready to keel over.
  4. Reviewed by: Amanda Rogers
    25
    The entire story -- has been done before, and should have been limited to a 30-minute Saturday morning cartoon episode.
  5. 20
    Why the Pokémon fad hasn't died off yet is one of the great mysteries of the universe, right up there with the Pyramids of Gaza and the white stuff in Twinkies.
  6. 20
    It's animated cockfighting for children.
  7. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    20
    There isn't much to Pokémon 4Ever.
  8. When it comes to entertainment, children deserve better than Pokémon 4Ever.
  9. Reviewed by: C.W. Nevius
    0
    At best this is a film for the under-7 crowd. But it would be better to wait for the video. And a very rainy day.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Oct 19, 2011
    4
    Big movie with big dreams including big boss battles that appeal to small children. What a waste...
  2. Feb 15, 2014
    4
    Kids and fans are sure to be entertained, but the rest of us just sit there uncomfortably. It has the same concept as the other films in the series so you feel a sense of repeat which adds up in the end, unfortunately for the worse. Full Review »
  3. Oct 25, 2013
    10
    Why is everyone hating on this movie? This is an AWESOME movie, and no, hardcore Pokemon fans are NOT the only ones who like it! Anywho, this is an awesome movie, I recommend it! Full Review »