Shrek Reviews

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June 9, 2015
Murphy steals every scene he's in with equal parts bounce and warmth.
June 9, 2015
Shrek is alive, and with dark, sly and absolutely hilarious irreverence lampooning every once-sacred characteristic of the nursery kingdom. Shrek is a subversive joy..
November 25, 2013
What the film lacks is the faintest glimmer of charm.
November 25, 2013
Shrek may not have the class of Buzz Lightyear, but he's a lovable great lunk, and you could do a lot worse this summer than see this.
November 25, 2013
The brilliance of the voice work, script, direction and animation all serve to make Shrek an adorable, infectious work of true sophistication.
November 25, 2013
Shrek's ability to fit in a number of touching, funny moments says much about the intelligence and wit behind it. It's just a shame that the film is never as clever or as hip as it so desperately feels the need to be.
November 25, 2013
After a 90-minute onslaught of in-jokes, here's the real punch line: Shrek strives to have a heart. Supposedly there's a message about beauty coming from within, but somehow it rings hollow.
November 25, 2013
The charms of Shrek, which is based on the children's book by William Steig, go far beyond in-jokes for adults.
February 17, 2012
This romantic fantasy complicates the roles of beauty and beast, making it hard to guess what form a sensitive resolution will take.
July 6, 2010
It doesn't take long to figure out that Shrek is not going to be your ordinary animated fairy tale.
September 1, 2008
No one has ever made a funnier jackass of himself than Murphy.
April 27, 2007
What gives Shrek its special artistic distinction is its witty and knowingly sassy dialogue, delivered by vocally charismatic performers whose voices remind us of their stellar screen personae in live-action movies.
June 24, 2006
Gag by gag -- and there's a stream -- it's merrily irreverent, visually and vocally. The bigger picture, though, is rather more conventional.
Top Critic
June 18, 2001
This fable structure is allied to both a witty cynicism and sense of fun, which pervades the entire movie in equal measure.
May 21, 2001
The script, instead of being what we tolerate in order to savor the visuals, is a delight all by itself.
May 18, 2001
This is beautiful work.
May 18, 2001
An exuberant Eddie Murphy gives the comic performance of his career.
May 18, 2001
A movie that appeals to the eye, mind, heart and funny bone.
May 18, 2001
Despite all its high-tech weirdness, is really that most perdurable of human constructions, a tale told well and true.
May 18, 2001
Jolly and wicked, filled with sly in-jokes and yet somehow possessing a heart.
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