The Powerpuff Girls

Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    60
    Small children who will accept it as rock-'em, sock-'em excitement with a touch of gender-specific empowerment, and hipper teens and grown-ups who can appreciate the whole thing as a semisatirical hoot.
  2. Reviewed by: Dan Via
    60
    Offers cleverness and charm that are hard to come by in the summertime multiplex.
  3. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    60
    The action sequences are so franticly dizzying that they make "Run Lola Run" look as though it unfolds in slow motion.
  4. There's a wonderfully funny and relentlessly cute 45-minute cartoon within The Powerpuff Girls Movie; unfortunately, it's padded out with almost as much filler.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Isn't much, it's just lively enough to placate its limited audience to make it an easy choice over "Scooby-Doo's" stale Alpo.
  6. Reviewed by: Hank Sartin
    50
    Though the action is a bit intense for very young kids, it's probably no worse than what they see on television.
  7. Half enjoyable goof, half an uncomfortable panorama of urban terrorism that just doesn't sit well after Sept. 11.
  8. Reviewed by: Stephen Whitty
    50
    All in all, as products go, The Powerpuff Girls Movie is an honest one, probably better constructed than the trio's lunchbox and a little more reasonably priced than their T-shirts. But it's still a product, not a picture.
  9. While the series is smart enough to have inspired an army of adult fans, too little of its droll intelligence is on view here. Instead, the film feels like a rote effort made for some quick box-office bucks.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. Aug 5, 2013
    7
    Has all of the heart, exciting action and engaging story qualities that made the cartoon it's based off so lovable. This is one televisionHas all of the heart, exciting action and engaging story qualities that made the cartoon it's based off so lovable. This is one television show inspired movie that hits its mark. Full Review »