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Metascore

Based on 17 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
63
Baltimore Sun
Brimming with values that should serve its young audience well: altruism, friendship, self-sacrifice, responsibility.
50
Chicago Reader
A sunny, gentle action yarn with numbingly repetitive chase scenes and bouncy interludes of playtime.
50
Better for several reasons. First, they've jazzed up the animation. The backgrounds appear to be digital, and they are striking. The story is also less violent and combative.
50
Dallas Observer
Sometimes the 2D and 3D animation doesn't blend, and the heinous pop songs would embarrass Peter Cetera, but there's plenty to like, including a fascinating mechanical contraption and musical score both shamelessly and lovingly stolen from "The Dark Crystal."
50
New York Daily News
Clearly, interest has waned - both because children grow up and because they move on. It might be time for the folks behind this particular fad to do the same.
40
L.A. Weekly
Surprisingly, not bad.
40
Given that most fans are very young, ignoring a key aspect of the Pokemon mythos is bound to confuse and disappoint them.
40
Gallops along at a quick, easygoing clip. Grown-ups may have to scrub the sugar from their frontal lobes. But it's not about them, is it? Never was. Never will be.
40
Village Voice
The pied piper of shameless kiddie-marketing strikes for the fifth time in as many years.
25
Boston Globe
Any richness in the drawing of the backgrounds only underscores the weirdly flat, affectless renderings of the characters moving through them.

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