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Shrek the Third (2007)

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Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 205
Fresh: 83 | Rotten: 122

Shrek the Third has pop culture potshots galore, but at the expense of the heart, charm, and wit that made the first two Shreks classics.

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Average Rating: 5.6/10
Critic Reviews: 46
Fresh: 20 | Rotten: 26

Shrek the Third has pop culture potshots galore, but at the expense of the heart, charm, and wit that made the first two Shreks classics.

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When Shrek married Fiona, the last thing he had in mind was becoming the next King. But when Shrek's father-in-law, King Harold, suddenly croaks, that is exactly what he faces. Unless Shrek (with the help of his trusted companions Donkey and Puss In Boots) can find a suitable King for Far Far Away, the ogre could be stuck with the job. The most promising candidate, Fiona's cousin Artie, an underachieving Medieval high school slacker, proves to be more of a challenge than they bargained for.

Nov 13, 2007

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All Critics (205) | Top Critics (46) | Fresh (83) | Rotten (122) | DVD (35)

Apart from some modestly amusing princess shtick and a pleasantly slapsticky opening, there's no real reason for anyone over the age of 11 to see this one.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: NPR.org
NPR.org
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This is a very skillfully made corporate product, but I wonder who, exactly, will be fully satisfied.

April 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Newsweek
Newsweek
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A shame it lacks the smart sassiness of its predecessors. Time to call time, we think.

June 29, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Computer-generated animated movies with wall-to-wall jokes can be excruciating, but these jokes are the funniest money can buy.

June 29, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture | Comments (4)
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This is the most visually impressive Shrek yet. It's also the least inspired.

May 21, 2007
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The plot material isn't as strong as in the first two movies -- if anything, it feels a bit desperate -- but the anti-Disney joke blunderbuss remains in good working order.

May 21, 2007 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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With a plot lacking no urgency, Shrek 3 is a well-animated film containing a few standout, but ultimately throwaway sequences that don't do enough to sustain our interest.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Digital Spy
Digital Spy

Computer-animated ugliness

August 27, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

From its humble, elegant origins as a slim children's book by William Steig, Shrek has metastasized into a symptom of and metaphor for the entertainment industry and modern culture in general.

April 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

Shrek the Third has the curse of the third in a bankable series. It is too often sappy, tiresome, and overblown. A franchise such as Shrek, with all the money it has accumulated, should be able to buy a little freshness and originality. But instead

February 2, 2009 Full Review Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly
Fayetteville Free Weekly

The best thing it has going for it is its look, which is stunning.

September 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Though the devious wit of the original remains, it is obscured by too many classic-rock interludes (courtesy of Led Zeppelin, Heart and Paul McCartney) and nudging pop-culture references that seem by now just part of the formula.

April 10, 2008
San Francisco Examiner

The problem with this film is that after a quick, fun beginning they repeat a similar journey from the first film. Except this time, Shrek and Artie argue instead of Shrek and Fiona.

March 3, 2008 Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review
The Scorecard Review

Your kids may enjoy it, but you would do better to wait for the video.

February 1, 2008 Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review
3BlackChicks Review

Feels refreshed and might be -- especially for relieved parents -- the most entertaining film of the franchise.

January 2, 2008 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

While there are times of moderate amusement, Shrek the Third offers few surprises. It seems as though perhaps the creators have found their stride and are calling it in more than going out on a limb.

November 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Movie Views

Princess power saves the day for ogre and pals.

October 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

To trito sequel mias ap' tis pio dimofileis mythologies stin istoria toy animation, poy apodeiknyetai pera apo ahreiasto, olotela eisitiriothiriko kai safos katotero tis istorias toy kleisimo enos franchise poy ehei, ap' o,ti fainetai, pia eksantlithei.

October 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

Shrek the Third, which vigilantly flirts with the grey matter between child's play and adult humor, creates curious questions for children while bringing back beloved characters for another joyride in Far Far Away.

September 21, 2007 Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com
HollywoodChicago.com

It's far too open in its desires (MAKING MONEY) to be hate-worthy.

September 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

The film has little new to offer and the trailers show most of the funny moments.

August 4, 2007 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
ComingSoon.net

Any film with the wherewithal to cast Ian McShane as Captain Hook has more going for it than flatulence.

July 23, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

This third outing sadly lacks in ambition and, at times, even offers the whiff of sitcom plotting and plodding.

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

It might be best to let the big guy live happily ever after.

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound
Big Picture Big Sound

Audience Reviews for Shrek the Third

It lacks the magic the two films possessed, period. Shrek the Third, although has it's powerful cast (with new additions) stumbles upon its stalling story and uninspiring tale. 3.5/5
May 13, 2013
Eugene Bernabe

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not as good as the first 2
March 23, 2012
FiLmCrAzY
Film Crazy

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It was okay. A bit gross. Not as funny as the other ones.
February 3, 2012
3niR
Dead Angel

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What the Shrek has happened with such a funny series!? The first SHREK was an original, imaginative take on almost every fairy tale; SHREK 2 was a great, entertaining sequel, and now, folks, we have SHREK THE THIRD, even though somewhat creatively titled, a terrible, terrible film that loses Mike Myers all his humor and loses Eddie Murphy all his wit. There's nothing good here.
September 12, 2011
spielberg00

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    1. Prince Charming: You. You can't lie, so tell me puppet, where is Shrek?
    2. Pinocchio: Uh, hmm, well, uh, I don't know where he's not.
    3. Prince Charming: You're telling me, you don't know where Shrek is?
    4. Pinocchio: It wouldn't be inaccurate to assume that I couldn't exactly not say that it is or isn't almost partially incorrect.
    5. Prince Charming: So, you do know where he is?
    6. Pinocchio: On the contrary, I'm possibly more or less not definitely rejecting the idea that in no way with any amount of uncertainty that I undeniably do or do not know where he shouldn't probably be, if that indeed wasn't where he isn't. Even if he wasn't at where I knew he was that'd mean I really have to know where he wasn't.
    – Submitted by Kia M (22 months ago)
    1. Prince Charming: He's bringing back the next heir?
    – Submitted by Anthony A (2 years ago)
    1. Prince Charming: You don't know where Shrek is?
    – Submitted by Anthony A (2 years ago)
    1. Prince Charming: [Facepalms himself]
    – Submitted by Anthony A (2 years ago)
    1. Prince Charming: Stop it!
    – Submitted by Anthony A (2 years ago)
    1. Prince Charming: So you DO know where he is?
    – Submitted by Anthony A (2 years ago)
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