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
Go and see Shrek 2. You'll enjoy yourself thoroughly. Only the churlish could find any faults.
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.
December 28, 2010
Just as much fairytale fun as the first one.
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.
May 4, 2005
Delivers neither less, nor more, than its wildly popular predecessor.
March 6, 2005
While Shrek 2 bowls merrily along on the fuel of firecracker wit and knowing pastiche that made the original so memorable, it will come as no surprise that second time around we don't feel quite so discombobulated by its brilliance.
September 12, 2004
Oh, Antonio; as a human you are -- forgive me -- less than convincing, but as a marmalade pussycat in shiny black thigh-high boots you are absolutely sensational.
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.
July 3, 2004
Gauged simply as a gag fest, this is a jolly rib tickle from start to big finish for anyone between six and death. However, it is stretched thinly in development of plot and character.
May 25, 2004
The humor is so satisfying in its moment-to-moment pleasures that it's almost unsportsmanlike to criticize the bigger picture.
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