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Metascore

Based on 25 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
70
Chicago Reader
By the time the fighting between clones and their originals turned to fraternal bonding, I was quite moved, even blissed out.
63
San Francisco Examiner
The film is obviously a long-form episode of a show better digested in 22-minute segments.
50
Chicago Sun-Times
It's just a sound-and-light show, linked to the marketing push for Pokemon in general.
50
USA Today
Plays a little like a pacifistic variation on Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon."
50
New York Post
Strictly a kids' movie, but parents may be relieved to sit back and enjoy the fact that for two full hours, they won't have to hear the kids asking them to buy any more Pokemon trading cards.
50
Philadelphia Inquirer
Essentially, the film functions as a holiday catalog, introducing fans to a new Pokemon whose effigy they can collect in trading cards.
25
Baltimore Sun
With its incomprehensible plot, flat visual style and indecipherably mixed messages (violence is good; no, wait, violence is bad!), this movie seems chiefly to be an excuse to sell even more trading cards.
20
This totally sucks.
20
TNT RoughCut
Why do I keep having to see such awful movies?
10
An unoriginal warming over of a skimpy Japanese production that has been re-edited, rescored and rewritten for American tots and padded out to feature length with a plotless short called "Pikachu's Vacation."

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