Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Release Date: May 10th, 2019

PG |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery.

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Jesse Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, Chris Geere, Suki Waterhouse, Josette Simon

Director: Rob Letterman

Genres: Mystery , Comedy , Children , Adventure

Production Co: Toho Company Ltd., Legendary Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Hilarious, Mystery, Friendship, Quest, Playful, Office, Car, Endearing, 2010s, Cheeky, Father, Son

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    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. show more

  • 60
    Sam AdamsSlate

    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. show more

  • 60
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

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

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