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Pokémon Detective Pikachu




Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Dir. Rob Letterman

Warner Bros. Pictures


Few could have predicted that the first live-action Pokémon movie would be a comedy/mystery film with elements of classic crime noir mixed in, yet Pokémon Detective Pikachu delivers all of that and more. Directed by Rob Letterman and anchored by fantastic performances by Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton, as well as Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu, the film does well mixing the bizarre, cartoonish world of Pokémon with down to Earth, crime drama storytelling. Whether or not one grew up with the Game Boy games, the trading cards or the animated series, Pokémon Detective Pikachu will entertain and delight. (Simon Weedn)