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  • Summary: Based on the trading card and television series phenomenon,Yu-Gi-Oh! is the story of Yugi, a boy captivated by the card game sweeping the nation: Duel Monsters! (Warner Bros.)
  • Director: Hatsuki Tsuji
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Thriller, Fantasy, Animation, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 90 min
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 16 out of 18
  1. It's all the thrill of watching other people play Uno.
  2. A vigorously cross-marketed product, with comics, collectable cards, games and a television series.
  3. Reviewed by: Ellen Fox
    Shallow and repetitive.
  4. Reviewed by: Sara Gebhardt
    There's nothing inspiring about Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie, unless you count the way it compels kids to continue to support the "Yu-Gi-Oh" franchise.
  5. Reviewed by: Helen O'Hara
    No doubt its small fans are thrilled, but even young kids will have to be pretty undemanding to enjoy this mess.
  6. 10
    Impossibly dull form of niche-marketed entertainment.
  7. Reviewed by: M. E. Russell
    A shabby, joyless, 90-minute slab of "advertainment."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 14 out of 37
  1. Nov 12, 2011
    What can I say? If you are a fan, you will enjoy it. Although I would prefer a better plot-line. On the postitive side is that 4Kids used the word 'die' in this movie. I would still have prefered FUNimation dubbing the series. Collapse
  2. Mar 28, 2012
    I liked how all they did was bring out their strongest monsters and trash-talk each-other into battle! It doesn't stop there, the movie has merchandise! Yes, they sell cards! This means that if you enjoyed the movie like I did you can experience the magic at home with your friends, Somehow I was entertained even though I don't watch the anime. Expand
  3. May 7, 2011
    I have been a fan of Yugioh for a few years and I liked this movie, so a 15% isn't the appropriate rating for me. A fine 9/10 would be my highest expectations. The animation was good, The characters were great, and the action scenes with the Yugioh monsters was pretty well built up. Expand
  4. Jan 7, 2012
    I kinda like this franchise, but if you could care less about the Yu-Gi-Oh! cards or show, then this is not right for you. If you are a fan, you will like this movie. Expand
  5. Nov 12, 2012
    The plot is cliche and the characters are wooden, but the cool thing about Yu-Gi-Oh is seeing how creatively designed some of the creatures are.
  6. Jul 28, 2012
    Well the obsurd plot is definately fun to make fun of while watching, but the overall story is very boring, especially compared to the first anime. The only character that I even cared about was Pegasus cuz he's a boss. Boring villain, boring plot, not very exciting movie Expand
  7. Oct 19, 2011
    "Yu-Gi-Oh: The Movie" is one massively cliched 90 minute advertisement with a great buy-our-cards-to-save-the-damn-planet strategy. Unless if you're one of those small kids who are obsessed with the show and cards, I suggest not watching it. Expand

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