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Shrek the Third Reviews

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Tony Delgado
Digital Spy
July 6, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
Computer-animated ugliness
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
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
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
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Bob Mondello
October 18, 2008
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.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 20, 2008
The best thing it has going for it is its look, which is stunning.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
April 10, 2008
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Ansen
April 7, 2008
This is a very skillfully made corporate product, but I wonder who, exactly, will be fully satisfied.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 1, 2008
Your kids may enjoy it, but you would do better to wait for the video.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 2, 2008
Feels refreshed and might be -- especially for relieved parents -- the most entertaining film of the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
November 18, 2007
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.
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 31, 2007
Princess power saves the day for ogre and pals.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 14, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Fendelman
September 21, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 14, 2007
It's far too open in its desires (MAKING MONEY) to be hate-worthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Scott Chitwood
August 4, 2007
The film has little new to offer and the trailers show most of the funny moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
Any film with the wherewithal to cast Ian McShane as Captain Hook has more going for it than flatulence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Williamson
Jam! Movies
July 14, 2007
This third outing sadly lacks in ambition and, at times, even offers the whiff of sitcom plotting and plodding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
It might be best to let the big guy live happily ever after.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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