Puss in Boots

Critics Consensus

It isn't deep or groundbreaking, but what it lacks in profundity, Puss in Boots more than makes up for with an abundance of wit, visual sparkle, and effervescent charm.

85%

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Total Count: 150

67%

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Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend... The Boots. -- (C) Dreamworks/Paramount

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Cast

Antonio Banderas
as Puss in Boots
Salma Hayek
as Kitty Softpaws
Zach Galifianakis
as Humpty Dumpty
Guillermo del Toro
as Comandante/Moustache Man
Bo Dietl
as Bounty Hunter
Tom Wheeler
as Bartender/Hotel Owner/Rodrigo/Mean Boy/Wagon Driver
Mike Mitchell
as Andy Beanstalk
Bob Joles
as Guiseppe
Conrad Vernon
as Raoul/Soldier
Nina Barry
as Ivana/Charo
Chris Miller
as Boy Blue/Friar Miller/Rafael/Prison Guard/Manuel
Latifa Ouaou
as Little Boy/Milk Lady/Crazy Woman/Mean Girl
Tom McGrath
as Bar Thief
Jessica Schulte
as Estella Maria
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Critic Reviews for Puss in Boots

All Critics (150) | Top Critics (29)

  • What kids will get from it is plenty of fairly outrageous but not often witty fun with fairytale elements blended into a kind of latterday spaghetti western. For the rest of us, there is plenty of nice visual detail.

    Dec 9, 2011 | Rating: 3/5
  • It's all amiable stuff, with a perfectly decent script, and the feline hero lapping his milk gets an indulgent laugh.

    Dec 8, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • this western-parodying cat-with-too-many-names is closer to Rango than to anything from the Kingdom of Far Far Away.

    Dec 8, 2011 | Rating: 3/5
  • 'Puss in Boots' is uneven, but when it's on course, cat fans will be in heaven.

    Dec 6, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Nov 4, 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.

    Oct 28, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Puss in Boots

  • Nov 04, 2016
    It's enough to expand its Shrek universe and embrace its surprisingly charming side-character. Puss in Boots' solid CGI, star-studded voice cast and loveable charm hides the hairball of mishaps in plot that congested the film. 3.5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 27, 2016
    Better then it has any right to be, Puss in Boots is not only action packed and clever, but also reignites the Shrek universe with renewed purpose - and renewed heart.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 08, 2016
    I'm pretty sure I've seen this before but I just can't remember when exactly. Anyway, I had to see this some sort of spin-off since Puss is my favorite character from the Shrek series. However, it isn't nearly as good as any of the Shrek movies I've seen.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Aug 11, 2013
    Unexpectedly decent. After a couple of Shrek sequels that were pushing the jokes and twists too hard, Chris Miller makes a second attempt to make something worwhile in the perseverant Dreamworks Animation Studios, and the result is good enough to be called a smart treatment of classical adventures, creatively transitioning from a western, to an adventure film, to a homage of magical fairy tales and action-packed thrills, everything with its Spanish colonial touch. I liked its constant transition styles. This is the minimum level that spinoffs should aim at. 65/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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