Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 9 out of 20
  1. Good or bad, it's either a must-see in your house, or not even on the radar screen.
  2. Of course, there's little else of interest about Pokemon beyond the consumption factor. Buy more.
  3. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    2000 isn't about nobility and humility; saving the planet from evil collectors is what sells video games.
  4. Reviewed by: Jesse Hamlin
    Feels like an extended TV cartoon segment.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    What do you have to smoke to understand this?
  6. Will keep kids happy and parents mildly entertained.
  7. Any grown men and women who pay to see the movie face a harrowing ordeal.
  8. 40
    Kids deserve better than this. They deserve more respect than P2K is willing to give for the price of a Saturday matinee.
  9. The storylines are as confusing (or as simple?) to the uninitiated as they were before, but that doesn't stop them from making sense to the kids.
  10. 40
    The feature has some lovely effects.
  11. 30
    No better than the first.
  12. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    A much more intense action vehicle for hero Ash Ketchum and his band of pocket monster trainers than its leaden, sometimes claustrophobic predecessor.
  13. Mind-numbing sequel to "Pokemon the First Movie."
  14. Reviewed by: Hanna Brown
    Even duller than the original, but will fulfill its function as a feature-length commercial for Pokemon merchandise.
  15. I could make a joke here about the new Pokemon movie.
  16. Reviewed by: David Chute
    Only a 10-year-old could parse the plot.
  17. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    Kids -- may like this movie. But kids like green ketchup, so what do they know?
  18. 10
    As good as cut-rate animation that seems to consist of screen savers can be.
  19. Avoid this movie unless a) your child has refused to eat until you take him or her, or b) your house is being fumigated to kill an infestation of mosquitoes with the West Nile virus.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 8 out of 29
  1. BenC.
    May 8, 2006
    Great animation, and music, a brilliant film if you give it a chance!
  2. MeyrinL.
    Nov 23, 2005
    This movie is great! I love the songs. I like Furura. She looks cute! I have the whole movie and I watch it over and over again.
  3. Sep 6, 2010
    One of the best pokemon movies ever if your a pokemon fan or a donna summer fan (she is in the soundtrack) even if your not a pokemon fan you have to see this movie! Full Review »