Pokémon Detective Pikachu 1.0 stars

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Synopsis

For a while, the first live-action Pokemon movie’s achievements are enough: first and foremost among them, Ryme City, a vibrant urban world in which Pokemon and people live cheek-by-jowl and it doesn’t seem unbearably weird or impossible. (Nor does it seem morally complicated, since the city’s residents have gotten past that whole “gotta catch ‘em all, store ‘em in a globular prison, and then make ‘em fight each other” mindset.) Second, a mystery that plays like a Young Person’s Introduction to the Great Private Eye Stories of Yesteryear. All the requisite elements, cleaned up just enough to make ‘em kid-friendly: your illegal drugs, your violent underworld, your feisty dame, your powerful interests, and your story of a tragic death that somehow doesn’t quite ring true. And speaking of cleaned-up: Ryan Reynolds manages to find Deadpool’s sweet inner child for his role as the amnesiac-but-still-wisecracking Detective Pikachu. So yes, there are virtues to set against the strange emotional flatness (there’s never a sense of danger, and there should be), the big mid-movie slowdown (shoulda trimmed it to 90 minutes, tops), and the wheels-off-the-bus final act with its loopy Big Reveals and goopy Big Emotions. Maybe kids will love it. But I’m guessing that once Reynolds’ adorable schtick wears thin, they’ll be waiting for it to end.

Matthew Lickona

Length: 1 hour, 44 minutes

Rated: PG

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Showtimes

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AMC Classic River Village 6

5256 Mission Road, Bonsall. 760-945-1365

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AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego. 888-262-4386

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AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego. 888-262-4386

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AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego. 888-262-4386

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AMC Otay Ranch

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AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

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3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City. 888-262-4386

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AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway. 858-646-9423

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AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA. 951-699-4970

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12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar. 858-794-4045

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Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 760-603-8638

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Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista. 760-945-7469

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Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego. 858-635-7716

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The LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA. 858-777-0069

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The LOT: Liberty Station

2620 Truxton Road, San Diego. 619-566-0069

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Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. 619-465-3040

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Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. 858-274-9994

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Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 844-462-7342

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350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. 760-291-0119

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401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. 760-439-1327

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405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon. 619-401-3456

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1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista. 619-216-4707

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2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon. 619-660-3483

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South Bay Drive In

2170 Coronado Avenue, San Diego. 619-423-2727

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UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego. 619-685-2841

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