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Pokémon Detective Pikachu Reviews

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January 29, 2020
This is a film rooted in a ludicrous concept that doesn't just work, but excels because of the amount of heart that has gone into making it. It's earnest, endearing, and well worth a Pika.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 17, 2020
It's just nice, it's a nice pleasant thing. I think if you yourself have Pokemon nostalgia you'll probably get some enjoyment out of this, just don't expect to be surprised by the plot.
January 10, 2020
Detective Pikachu is a fun family movie that can be enjoyed by many. It's a love letter to the world of Pokémon and easily the best video game movie made.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 10, 2020
Detective Pikachu wears its influences on its sleeve, and has the sensibilities of a Stephen Spielberg-produced picture.
Full Review | Original Score: Half Price
December 19, 2019
Rob Letterman's film is a standard kids' movie blend of knockabout comedy and CGI fantasy action, but Detective Pikachu himself is a proper star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 19, 2019
Solid family fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2019
Smart, imaginative and sweet, Detective Pikachu offers something for everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 27, 2019
I found this weirdly diverting... It's a counterintuitive fit for this character, and I kind of liked that about it.
September 10, 2019
A seriously weird and heartfelt film jam-packed with action and chock full of Pokemon - what more could you ask for?
August 6, 2019
While by no means perfect, 'Pokemon Detective Pikachu' can nevertheless comfortably lay claim to being the best videogame adaptation ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 5, 2019
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is a rather silly idea in conception, but in execution, it's a pretty compelling tale that features plenty of twists and turns, and well-rendered CGI.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 4, 2019
[T]he Rob Letterman-directed (Monsters vs. Aliens) film is a slow neo-noir that is more interested in telling a straight mystery that just so happens to feature mythical creatures than in being an action epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 22, 2019
It's just these little touches of maximum effort (oops, wrong Ryan Reynolds movie!) that make Detective Pikachu as strong as it is-that, and, of course, Ryan Reynolds' energetic, generous voice acting.
July 13, 2019
The filmmakers leave a lot on the table, failing to use its genre to its fullest potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/5
July 11, 2019
This is basically a buddy film. Buddies in which one is human and the other is an animated character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 10, 2019
Detective Pikachu is so much more than the sum of its parts, a complete delight, and there is absolutely nobody who will leave this movie feeling anything other than joy.
July 9, 2019
I was never bored. It's so much better than it should have been, but it's not as great as it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 8, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a vibrant bundle of joy that manages to be both a good Pokémon movie and a great film based on a videogame. The latter might not mean much, but it is definitely a step in the right direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 3, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu tells a story that features Pokémon, rather than a story about Pokémon, meaning that moments of fan service are appreciated, whilst terrific moments of personality are what drives the film.
July 3, 2019
If you are a fan and know the Pokemon world and all its creatures then you will love this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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