Reviews: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019)

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  • Emmanuel Báez @ Cinéfiloz [Spanish]
  • Caio Bogoni @ Cine Grandiose [Portuguese]
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It’s fun, light, and beautifully realized, but it loses momentum as it goes along.
  • [New] | M. Enois Duarte @ High-DefDigest.com
    • Excerpt: Predictable and lacking in genuine humor, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is a rather trite, by-the-numbers mystery flick, but younger audiences and Pokémon-universe fans are sure to enjoy the fantasy fun.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: If you know the difference between a “Jigglypuff” and a “Squirtle”, I have very good news.
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation
  • Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
    • Excerpt: Like staring into a neon-lit vortex of cuteness, the film delivers a blissful sense of spirit with a hero who captivates with his charm, outrageous wit, and squishy body.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Designed to cash in on the popular mobile game, this kiddie noir nevertheless sparkles with charming originality. Gentle enough for tykes but with satirical bite for grownups, too. Downright adorable.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: There is nothing inherently mundane or repugnant about the creatures, so it must be the story. Pokémon Detective Pikachu’s part film noir, part buddy cop comedy is dull, shockingly routine, and ensures those of us unfamiliar with the realm walk away resolute we didn’t miss out on anything.
  • Dan Lybarger @ ArkansasOnline.com
    • Excerpt: New-and-improved Pikachu is still hopelessly cute, and Reynolds has managed to tone down his snappy bon mots for an audience that is far too young to be watching Deadpool.
  • Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth
    • Excerpt: It is clear in every frame that this movie was made by people who love Pokémon.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: This is a fun movie, even if you don’t know (or care) all that much about Pokemon.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: Hearing Reynolds and Smith bicker while one is doing so as a pint-size yellow mouse/bunny is frankly all we need to be entertained.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Director Rob Letterman and his team have done great work in making a film that brings in plenty of spectacle, throwing the audience into a world populated by humans and pocket monsters alike, without feeling burdened by explaining every aspect of it.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool as Pikachu is delightful and the best thing about this predictable and uninspired adaptation of this best-selling video game franchise.