Atom User Reviews for Pokémon Detective Pikachu

4.4 out of 5
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This brought me back to my child years. I haven't been watching Pokemon since I was little. If you're new to Pokemon, this is a headstart. And it finally broke the video game adaptation curse.

ED
Eric D
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uwu

JT
Jhoanna T
#hilarious
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#gottacatchemall

very serious for a talking mouse movie

S?
Screendomcome ?
#hilarious
#lol
#clever

The story wasn’t great but it was a really fun movie and it looked great

EL
Emily L
#pikapika
#greatvisualfx
#allthefeels
#pikapool
#ryanreynoldsforpresident

Seriously, the best anime live action adaptation ever. They did everything right and weren't afraid to through some kid friendly curse words in there. I pray to Arceus that there's more.

LH
Luis H
#slow
#boring
#nostalgic

Boring movie

BT
Bryan T
#kidslovedit
#pikapika

my kids loved it, I was mildly entertained.

NB
Nick B
#boring

The trailer is a dead giveaway! I knew that daddy is Pikachu.

BY
Billy Y

a great movie for Pokemon lovers. it still would be enjoyable even if you know nothing about Pokemon

SC
Scott C
#nostalgic
#pikapika

for the Pokemon themselves it was great put compared to the Pokemon story there was a let down and there are alot of holes in the story so if you are just watching for pikachu this is for you.if you are watching for the love of Pokemon universe this was a let down.

RB
Ray B
#mustsee
#pikapika
#seeingitagain

It was amazing! I loved every second of this movie. There was never a dull moment, between the scenery full of pokemon to see and the story unfolding! I didn't want to stop watching.

VP
Venus P
#pikapika
#mustsee

good movie but I wanted more content

CT
Christine T
#nostalgic
#justokay
#notmyfave
#cliché

This is not the movie you're looking for. The movie basically frowns upon Pokemon battles. At every turn, everything feels wrong. Throwing millions of dollars at something does NOT make it good.

JK
Jacob K
#<3

Great story, bad dialogue

RC
Robin C
#hilarious
#actionpacked
#familyfriendly
#seeingitagain
#epic
#pikapika

The must see movie for any Pokémon fan and take some interesting Spins, it’s funny and jam packed with action, it’s a must-see.

KK
keyshawn K
#pikapika

After seeing this great movie, am I the only one that wonders what Jessie and James talking meowth’s identity is.

MF
Matthew F
#kidslovedit
#pikapika
#familyfriendly

Would have liked more Pokemon battles but its was good.

FF
Francisco F
#familyfriendly
#kindofslow

felt they just wanted to cash in on the Pokemon popularity why it was relivent

BT
Bobby T
#boring
#slow
#notmyfave
#badgraphicsandstoryline

bad acting, bad graphics, terrible storyline

FT
Felipe T
#greatgraphics

well done

IS
Ivelisse S
#familyfriendly

Not good

BB
BrownFamily B
#greatvisualfx
#vapenation
#pikapika
JC
Jack C
SG
Steven G
#pikapika
#familyfriendly
#hilarious
#seeingitagain
#greatcast
#nostalgic
#original
#clever
#cute

Honestly the movie was very nostalgic. Some of the acting was awkward but the script writing was simple and perfect for a child to grasp and understand. This movie is not intended for the picky Oscar critic. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

TB
Terianne B
#snoozefest
AS
Alan S
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#actionpacked
#kidslovedit

It's pretty good. Good amount of references to the games which I enjoyed.

RA
Rafael A
#original
#mustseebro
#fantasy
#hilarious
#blockbuster
#greatcast
#<3
#heartpounding
#nostalgic
#epic

The dads soul is in pikachu and the guy in the wheelchair is evil, mew two is only trying to help them out the greninjas were responsible for the car accident

AC
Antonio C
#boring
#predictable
#justokay
#familyfriendly
#cliché
#notmyfave
#snoozefest

Thankfully it isn’t a long movie. Justice Smith and Ryan Reynolds wear out their welcome very quickly, with a meandering plot and no real surprises. Very mediocre. At least the other Pokémon are kinda cute.

RG
Ryan G
#greatcast
#mustsee
#greatvisualfx
#familyfriendly
#pikapika

Exciting! And they captured the essence of the Pokémon so well!

MH
Michael H
#clever
#familyfriendly
#seeingitagain
#mustsee
#<3
#nostalgic
#hilarious
#greatcast

I care about this movie more than endgame

MT
Melissa T
#pikapika
#hilarious
#mustsee
#nostalgic
#great
#cute
#original

Detective Pikachu truly brought a favorite Pokemon to life. Had a smile on my face for the entire film. Story was pretty good albeit predictable. Wish there were more Pokemon, but still a fun movie.

JR
Jorge R
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#mustsee
#great
#nostalgic
#cute
#datenight
#mustseebro

I went to see this movie with my best friend and this made my inner child completely come out. I loved seeing all the pokémon come to life. I will definitely be watching this again, however I wish the movie was longer.

CE
Cadet E
#pikapika

Story didn’t make sense but there was a lot of Pokémon and man do I love Pokémon

DF
Dan F
#cute

Can watch many times.

TC
Teren C
#hilarious
#cute
#familyfriendly
#lol
#kidslovedit
#pikapika

It was absolutely hilarious had me laughing almost the entire movie!! Plus it’s Pikachu!!!

AW
Ashley W
#surprising
#kidslovedit
#familyfriendly

First flick with the babies definitely one for the books!

LA
Luis A
#hilarious
#greatvisualfx
#nostalgic
#<3
#mustseebro

As a Pokémon fan I loved it!

SH
Stefan H
#hilarious
#nostalgic
#greatvisualfx
#blockbuster
#greatcast

I liked the film overall, and the CGI was really good,I would recommend the film, and I wanna see it again!

BR
Brian R
#kidslovedit
#surprising
#pikapika
#hilarious
#greatcast
#<3
#lol
#cute
#mustsee
#nostalgic

Great movie! Made you feel good! Must see!

JA
Jonathan A
#cute
#pikapika
#familyfriendly

Worth Watching! Funny Moments, Family Friendly, Hits You Right In The Jellies!

DG
Daniel G
#hilarious
#kidslovedit
#mustsee
#greatcast
#familyfriendly
#greatvisualfx
#actionpacked
#nostalgic
#allthefeels
#epic

Great movie!! ❤

AB
Annabel B
#mustsee
#hilarious
#clever

Amazing! Not the best movie, but still had great time

JT
Jan T
#pikapika

We didn't think we'd like this movie but it was really good!

AM
Alex M
#hilarious
#nostalgic
#familyfriendly
#greatvisualfx
#pikapika

Great movie! It surprised me. I really didn’t think it was gonnna be that good but it was really fun and exciting and great laughs.

AS
Aaron S
#hilarious
#pikapika

It’s electrifying!

GD
Geryle D
#pikapika
#familyfriendly
#seeingitagain

Awesome

SM
Shana M
#hilarious
#mustsee
#familyfriendly
#<3
#great
#cute
#pikapika

Great movie I wasn't into Pokémon and I watched the movie and it's was great!

JJ
Jessica J
#original
#mustseebro
#fantasy
#hilarious
#blockbuster
#greatcast
#<3
#nostalgic
#epic
#greatvisualfx

Can’t wait for a sequel!

CA
Cristopher A
#hilarious
#surprising
#pikapika
#greatcast
#actionpacked
#<3
#lol
#cute
#datenight
#allthefeels

Loved it

KE
Karla E
#lol
#cute
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#pikapika
#fantasy

If you grew up playing Pokémon you must see the movie!!!

LL
Lidia L
#hilarious
#greatcast
#seeingitagain
#actionpacked
#mustsee
#pikapika

I loved this movie and it was funny, Pikachu is Soo cute

MP
Michelle P
#pikapika
#familyfriendly
#hilarious
#greatvisualfx
#kidslovedit
#greatcast

loved it

MP
Marcela P
#familyfriendly
#nostalgic
#justokay

Story was kind of confusing at times, an OKAY movie, but super cute and brought back nostalgia for sure.

VB
Victoria B
#mustsee
#cute
#nostalgic

I am legitimately sad to return to our reality of no Pokémon 😭

EF
Emily F
#surprising
#cute
#familyfriendly
#inspiring
#greatvisualfx
#nostalgic
#datenight
#allthefeels

Seeing these Characters on the big screen is great feeling.

NL
Nick L
#mustseebro
#fantasy
#hilarious
#girlsnight
#greatvisualfx
#epic
#nostalgic
#cute
#intense
#clever

Love the message about family!

KK
Kelly K
#pikapika
#greatvisualfx
#nostalgic
#clever
#cute
#girlsnight
#truestory

I liked it, I'm older and watched the cartoon as a teen. Good times then, nice modern update. So many poke-cameos.

NR
Nicholas R
#pikapika

Very funny and nicely done!

VV
Valerie V
#great

Best movie from my old days

AS
Alberto S
#pikapika
#familyfriendly
#hilarious
#mustsee
#greatvisualfx
#greatcast
#seeingitagain
#actionpacked
#kidslovedit
#nostalgic

this is what I wanted ever since inwas a kid a live action pokemon movie 😂😂😂 cant wait for future. movies

JL
Juan L
#familyfriendly
#greatvisualfx
#kidslovedit
#lol
#cute
#fantasy
#justokay

This was a really cute movie. I was expecting a more but his is a kid friendly movie, so I should curb my expectations.

PC
Pearl C
#mustsee
#hilarious
#pikapika
#allthefeels
#epic
#cute
#datenight
#mustseebro
#awardbuzz
#inspiring

Ryan Reynolds saves the day again!!!

HD
Henry D
#kidslovedit
#hilarious
#pikapika
#greatcast
#actionpacked
#lol
#blockbuster
#allthefeels
#seeingitagain
#mustsee

Surprised at how good it was , the story has heart as well as the cast , I just wish for a little more battling but it is a mystery film after all either way it’s fun and keeps you interested till the end very twisty

JD
Jacob D
#pikapika
#familyfriendly
#nostalgic

its a great movie if you like pokemon otherwise is just ok

MO
mike O
#pikapika
#familyfriendly
#notmyfave
#nostalgic

Not bad. Just expected more battles/action

FF
Francisco F
#familyfriendly
#greatvisualfx
#kidslovedit
#lol

Fantastically fun film! The kids loved it!

SA
Stephanie A
#hilarious

Loved this, laughed the whole time!!

BB
Brittny B
#kidslovedit
#mustsee
#seeingitagain
#familyfriendly
#pikapika
#greatvisualfx
#greatcast
#actionpacked

Love all of his movies

RH
Ragen H
#greatvisualfx
#hilarious
#greatcast

Very twisty indeed

DV
Debbie V
#greatvisualfx
#notmyfave

The plot felt like it was stitched together by 12 year olds. And some of the language does NOT suite family friendly ears; I mean there’s no gnomes, but damn and hell aren’t things a kid should hear outside of church... The redeeming quality of this movie was the impressive animation of the Pokémon and Willow Smith’s acting. His scene partners were all subpar... all of them... it was kinda sad to see since they had spent so much time and money on a film like this.

HG
Hannah G
#pikapika
#familyfriendly
#hilarious
#greatvisualfx
#greatcast
#nostalgic
#<3
#surprising
#allthefeels
#lol

was a great trip down memory lane and decent story line. the Pokemon were soooo cute

DB
danie B
#pikapika
#familyfriendly
#greatvisualfx
#greatcast
#allthefeels
#mychildhoodcometolife

A good film. It was like my childhood come to life a bit. Worth seeing just for the feels.

SG
Sam "Knash" G
#pikapika
#seeingitagain
#datenight
#allthefeels
#nostalgic

Reminded me of my dog.

AA
Amy A
#nostalgia
#pikapika
#hilarious
#greatvisualfx
#mustsee
#kidslovedit
#familyfriendly
#greatcast
#seeingitagain
#actionpacked

Nostalgic to the extreme it was like watching what it would've really been like to have pokemon be real!! Loved it all the way!!

JD
Joseph D
#greatvisualfx
#pikapika

it was a nice movie to see on a saturday.

AN
Alexa N
#pikapika

It was good and a nice twist on the franchise of Pokémon.

LW
Lisa W
#nostalgic
#cute
#greatvisualfx
#leavekidsathome
#clever
#pikapika

Childhood brought to life!

RG
Ryenne G
#hilarious
#familyfriendly
#greatvisualfx
#pikapika

Will miss Ryan Reynolds voice as Pikachu

VC
Vincent C

Metacritic

60
May 8, 2019

Despite its sizable budget, Detective Pikachu has a similarly run-down quality. What story there is barely makes sense, and it feels as if large chunks have been taken out at random. But in a world packed full of franchise-extending would-be blockbusters, there’s something strangely appealing about its patchiness.

Metacritic review by Sam Adams
Sam Adams
Slate
60
May 2, 2019

It turns out Pokemon Detective Pikachu isn’t half bad.

Metacritic review by Michael Rechtshaffen
Michael Rechtshaffen
The Hollywood Reporter
50
May 2, 2019

An aggressively cute family film that’s also a spectacle-driven sci-fi noir-mystery with hints of Blade Runner and the third act of every Marvel movie, this adaptation of the popular 2016 video game throws everything at the audience with such vehemence that the sum effect is overwhelming more than it is entertaining.

Metacritic review by Tim Grierson
Tim Grierson
Screen International