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Puss in Boots Reviews

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Anna Smith
Time Out
December 6, 2011
'Puss in Boots' is uneven, but when it's on course, cat fans will be in heaven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
November 4, 2011
The moment that Puss made his debut in Shrek 2, dramatically voiced by Antonio Banderas, and all but walked away with the picture, it was clear that DreamWorks Animation had created a resonant character.
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
October 28, 2011
Puss in Boots prances along on three basic truths. One, cats are funny. Two, vain Spanish cats in high-heeled musketeer boots are even funnier. Lastly, booted, vain Spanish cats voiced by a breathy Antonio Banderas are flat-out hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 28, 2011
An almost purr-fect little film that even a dog owner can enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
October 28, 2011
It would overstate matters to say Puss in Boots leaves its cat holding the bag (we had to get that in). But it also leaves its hero awaiting a richer fable, one befitting his charms and his portrayer's talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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William Goss
Film.com
October 28, 2011
The character may be here to save the day, but the movie's only here to pass the time and it does that just fine.
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
October 28, 2011
It's the morally-cracked Humpty who provides the film's emotional trajectory. Puss in Boots is a fun feline frolic -- with just a little egg on its face.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
October 28, 2011
Almost shockingly good. And not just because a lot of you will approach it with lowered expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 28, 2011
With his impeccable comic timing and lyrical Spanish accent, Banderas' swashbuckling charmer is an undeniable treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 28, 2011
Basically, this toon is a tired riff on Sergio Leone's spaghetti Westerns, punctuated by more puns and cat jokes than you can shake a litter box at.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 27, 2011
A cheerfully chaotic jumble of fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters parachuted into a Spanish storybook setting.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
October 27, 2011
Perhaps the most engaging thing about "Puss in Boots" is that it never takes itself too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
October 27, 2011
Puss made his debut in "Shrek 2," then did time in the two decreasingly funny sequels. Now he's got a movie of his own, and not a moment too soon.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 27, 2011
Remember that toy where you yank a string and hear the sound of a barnyard animal? "Puss in Boots" has about half as much entertainment value.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 27, 2011
It's always a pleasure to find a family film that respects its audience all the way up the line.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 27, 2011
"Puss in Boots'' doesn't break any new ground in the storytelling department, and its reliance on go-go-go state-of-the-art action sequences grows wearying by the end, but the movie has a devilish wit that works for parent and child alike...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 27, 2011
In the Shrek films, the joke of Puss in Boots, with his trilled consonants and penchant for chest-puffing sword duels, is that no one this cuddly should try to be this dashing. But in Puss in Boots, that joke wears out its welcome in 15 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 27, 2011
Even if they don't provide much lift, these boots were made for amusement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
October 27, 2011
Even for a Shrek spin-off, Puss In Boots is mighty thin gruel, based more in outsized emotion than actual narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 27, 2011
I left dreaming of a world in which cats could tango - and when's the last time a movie did that?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
October 27, 2011
The cat came back. Good thing, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
October 26, 2011
As good as Banderas and Hayek are together, Galifianakis is better, making Humpty-Dumpty, of all people, one of the more intriguing animated characters to come along in awhile. He's a nice surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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David Fear
Time Out
October 26, 2011
Who needs a narrative when you've got a few funny lines (caught with catnip, Puss declares it's "for my glaucoma"), a Morricone knockoff score and a climactic sequence with something we'll call Goosezilla?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
October 25, 2011
...simple, sincere and largely innocent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
October 24, 2011
For quick, lively, family friendly entertainment, "Puss in Boots" works just fine, even in 3-D, which is integrated thoughtfully into the narrative and doesn't just feel like a gimmick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Debruge
Variety
October 24, 2011
Puss' origin story could easily stand on its own -- a testament to clever writing on the part of its creative team and an irresistible central performance by Antonio Banderas.
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
October 24, 2011
Colorful, clever enough, free of cloying showbiz in-jokes, action-packed without being ridiculous about it and even well choreographed...