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Metascore

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50
New York Daily News
Little more than a blatant marketing tool. But it's breezy and brief enough to keep young fans - and even their parents - modestly entertained.
50
Surprising less moldy and trite than the last two.
50
Baltimore Sun
Watching a Pokemon movie is like drowning in a sea of cute.
50
Chicago Reader
Alternates between chunks of opaque exposition delivered by cardboard characters and eruptions of colorful and highly imaginative action.
40
The story is a bit predictable and the characters given to restating the obvious (presumably for the benefit of very young viewers), but overall this third Pokemon sequel is surprisingly entertaining.
38
Harmless in the extreme and it'll mute your kids for nearly 80 minutes, but why not just treat the little yard apes to the real deal and take them to ''Spirited Away''?
38
New York Post
A rote exercise in both animation and storytelling.
25
Miami Herald
The entire story -- has been done before, and should have been limited to a 30-minute Saturday morning cartoon episode.
20
There isn't much to Pokémon 4Ever.
20
Why the Pokémon fad hasn't died off yet is one of the great mysteries of the universe, right up there with the Pyramids of Gaza and the white stuff in Twinkies.
0
San Francisco Chronicle
At best this is a film for the under-7 crowd. But it would be better to wait for the video. And a very rainy day.

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