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  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
    The pied piper of shameless kiddie-marketing strikes for the fifth time in as many years.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Demonstrates no improvement or enhancement. But the action this time is even less inspired than past battles
  6. Reviewed by: Louise Kennedy
    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: 17 out of 28
  2. Negative: 10 out of 28
  1. PokemonLover
    Jul 18, 2004
    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. Collapse
  2. Nov 19, 2011
    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 normal drawings, Latios and Latias are one of the best pokemon they made, to bad there is no other movie about those 2... Expand
  3. JoP.
    Sep 17, 2005
    It has to be the bestest cartoon I have ever seen!!! please
  4. Mar 21, 2012
    Despite a few surprises, this Pokemon movie can get messy.
  5. Oct 19, 2011
    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.
  6. Dec 31, 2012
    Pokemon Heroes does not feature anything worthwhile for parents or outsiders to the series, but will keep children entertained and may suffice as a guilty pleasure to fans. Expand
  7. Oct 3, 2012
    An incredibly awful film..........this one is even worse than its predecessor................

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