Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

More infomercial than movie. For series fans only.

PG 2004 90 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 7 reviews

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An American made cash grab disappointment

This film wasn't originally created in Japan but was pushed for by the American dubbing company 4Kids. 4Kids had success with the Pokemon movies but after the Pokemon hype took a long flop, they pushed for a theatrical film of Yu-Gi-Oh since it was very popular at the time. This movie was pushed into existence by American company 4Kids working up a script and begging the series creative team in Japan to make a movie. The result is a mediocre cash grab. It's not flat out terrible, but it is very disappointing to hardcore fans and unwatchable for non fans unless they are kids.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism

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