Shrek 2 Reviews

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December 6, 2014
The animation by which it stands or falls is as brilliant as ever and, though it wouldn't really be right to call it totally anti-Disney, it certainly trumps that institution for sharpness of focus, notably as far as the screenplay is concerned.
December 6, 2014
All hail the angriest rebel since James Dean. All right, he's green, pot-bellied, and has the social graces of a slug. But in terms of attitude? Peerless.
December 6, 2014
Donkey, with his endless asides and phenomenally thick skin, is as much of a pleasure as he was in the first film, but he has a challenger: Puss in Boots, voiced by Antonio Banderas.
November 25, 2013
The movie is obvious, but consistently entertaining and animated in DreamWorks's "realistic" digitized style.
November 25, 2013
Can an ogre live happily ever after? Can fairy tale characters be content with their fairy tale lives? Can an Oscar-winning animated success generate a successful sequel? To all these questions, Shrek 2 is happy to answer yes, yes and yes.
November 25, 2013
This second edition of DreamWorks's Oscar-winning ogre opus may not match the original for, well, originality, but it honors the prime injunction governing sequels: To thine own characters be true.
November 25, 2013
The lovable characters remain, but they never do much of interest in a sequel that's safely above average but superfluous.
November 25, 2013
A rare example of a sequel that's better than the original.
March 5, 2008
Like the first movie this is unassailable family entertainment, with a gentle fairy tale for kids and a raft of mildly satirical pop-culture references for parents.
February 9, 2006
The animation's slick in a cautious, cute, conventional kind of way, and some scenes are really very funny.
May 13, 2005
Perhaps this sequel no longer has the shock of the new, but the animation is stupendous, with breathtaking effects of light and detail, the gags come thick and fast and the musical numbers are uproarious.
August 7, 2004
Manages to undo much of what made its predecessor such a computer-generated joy ride.
July 3, 2004
An enjoyable if not especially imaginative sequel.
May 22, 2004
Is it going too far out on a beanstalk to say that Shrek 2 is one of the most mature movies about adult relationships ever made?
May 21, 2004
Sharply funny.
May 20, 2004
A sequel that is better and funnier than the original.
May 20, 2004
This wonderfully animated movie is a little more softly pitched than its predecessor, but it still has plenty of rollicking spin on the ball.
May 20, 2004
Should ideally be seen twice -- once with kids, once savored at something like a midnight show.
May 20, 2004
One of the funniest movies I've seen in years. But I'm far from sure that it's a kids' movie anymore.
May 19, 2004
Somebody warn Ellen Degeneres that her brief reign as best supporting cartoon voice is now in jeopardy.
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