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  • Director: Jim Malone and Kunihiko Yuyama
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Crime, Animation, Family
  • Rating: G
  • Runtime: 71 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 7 out of 17
  1. Brimming with values that should serve its young audience well: altruism, friendship, self-sacrifice, responsibility.
  2. Sometimes the 2D and 3D animation doesn't blend, and the heinous pop songs would embarrass Peter Cetera, but there's plenty to like, including a fascinating mechanical contraption and musical score both shamelessly and lovingly stolen from "The Dark Crystal."
  3. Clearly, interest has waned - both because children grow up and because they move on. It might be time for the folks behind this particular fad to do the same.
  4. Reviewed by: Nat Johnson
    40
    The pied piper of shameless kiddie-marketing strikes for the fifth time in as many years.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    30
    Demonstrates no improvement or enhancement. But the action this time is even less inspired than past battles
  6. Reviewed by: Louise Kennedy
    25
    Any richness in the drawing of the backgrounds only underscores the weirdly flat, affectless renderings of the characters moving through them.
  7. 0
    Kids will revolt, parents will snooze, and I will be downright giddy if I never encounter another Pokémon movie as long as I live. Ack!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 29
  2. Negative: 10 out of 29
  1. JoP.
    Sep 17, 2005
    10
    It has to be the bestest cartoon I have ever seen!!! please
  2. PokemonLover
    Jul 18, 2004
    10
    I think this was a superb film. the acting was so beautiful and z. the thought of pokeballs made the movie and thoughtfullness os stunning. i I think this was a superb film. the acting was so beautiful and z. the thought of pokeballs made the movie and thoughtfullness os stunning. i really love pokemon heroes. Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2011
    10
    Really loved this movie when it came on DVD, its awesome to see they where making progress of the use of a Blend of 3D Animations, and normalReally loved this movie when it came on DVD, its awesome to see they where making progress of the use of a Blend of 3D Animations, and normal drawings, Latios and Latias are one of the best pokemon they made, to bad there is no other movie about those 2... Expand
  4. Mar 21, 2012
    6
    Despite a few surprises, this Pokemon movie can get messy.
  5. Oct 27, 2014
    6
    it's not bad it's just ok and to be honest it will seem a lot better if you watch it after seeing pokemon 4. but it could have been so muchit's not bad it's just ok and to be honest it will seem a lot better if you watch it after seeing pokemon 4. but it could have been so much better and considering that this film is the last of that era of Pokemon it probably should have been. check it out though pokemon fans will mostly enjoy Expand
  6. Oct 19, 2011
    3
    The voice acting is terrible as well as the connection of the movie. i suggest making your kids watch the 'fun' on the TV rather in the theaters.
  7. Oct 3, 2012
    0
    An incredibly awful film..........this one is even worse than its predecessor................

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