User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 45
  2. Negative: 10 out of 45

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. Dec 31, 2012
    2
    The preachy, witless and horribly dubbed fourth movie is no better than the others, and it still feels like utter garbage in comparison to Spirited Away.
  4. Mar 21, 2012
    6
    This one has a more engaging story compared to the 2nd one, and for the series standards, that is actually saying something.
  5. Jan 27, 2012
    3
    I love Pokemon a lot, but I'm not very fond of it's movies (the first one was the best). The dub is pretty terrible, and there are one-liners abund. While this movie will mainly entertain younger audiences, the message is loud and clear: only watch this if you're a die-hard fan.
  6. Oct 19, 2011
    4
    Big movie with big dreams including big boss battles that appeal to small children. What a waste...
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. 50
    Surprising less moldy and trite than the last two.
  2. A fairly straightforward, if preachy, tale about environmentalism.
  3. 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.