Shrek the Third

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Shrek the Third has pop culture potshots galore, but at the expense of the heart, charm, and wit that made the first two Shreks classics.

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When King Harold suddenly croaks, Shrek (Mike Myers) learns he will have to rule the land of Far, Far Away, unless he can find a suitable heir to the throne. The most-promising candidate is Princess Fiona's (Cameron Diaz) cousin Artie (Justin Timberlake), a teenage slacker in a medieval high-school. Shrek and his trusted companions, Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), set out to bring Artie back but find their mission is a bigger challenge than they expected.

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Mike Myers
Shrek
Voice
Eddie Murphy
Donkey
Voice
Cameron Diaz
Princess Fiona
Voice
Antonio Banderas
Puss in Boots
Voice
Rupert Everett
Prince Charming
Voice
Justin Timberlake
Prince Artie
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Julie Andrews
Queen Lillian
Voice
John Cleese
King Harold
Voice
Eric Idle
Merlin
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Cheri Oteri
Sleeping Beauty
Voice
Chris Miller
Director
Raman Hui
Co-Director
Chris Miller
Writer
Andrew Adamson
Executive Producer
John H. Williams
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Critic Reviews for Shrek the Third

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Audience Reviews for Shrek the Third

  • Mar 27, 2016
    While it may be harmless overall, Shrek The Third lacks the charm, cleverness and the biting of satire of the previous films and feel stale. There is a stunning lack of care put into the film, despite the strong visuals.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 26, 2015
    Gee, we all thought it would've stopped at Shrek 2, but we're all wrong.
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2015
    Merlin was the best addition to this movie. The story was a little boring at times. Kid's are sure to enjoy it though, fun for the whole family.
    Jarrin R Super Reviewer
  • Aug 18, 2014
    Appallingly bad, Shrek the Third is a trite and cliched mess that wrecks the series. Rather than delivering its usual witty satire, the story plays out like a cheesy sitcom; with Shrek fretting about his ability to be a father while he tries to find a new heir to assume the throne of Far, Far Away so that he can avoid the responsibility. The characters too have fallen into stereotypes and no longer have any charm to them; except for Donkey and Puss In Boots, who continue to be a fun comedy duo. And the animation is especially lackluster, easily the worst of all the films, looking especially clay-like with ridged movement. Poorly made and unoriginal, Shrek the Third is a truly disappointing sequel to a once great series.
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