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Shrek the Third Reviews

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July 6, 2010
With a plot lacking no urgency, Shrek 3 is a well-animated film containing a few standout, but ultimately throwaway sequences that don't do enough to sustain our interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 27, 2009
Computer-animated ugliness
April 23, 2009
From its humble, elegant origins as a slim children's book by William Steig, Shrek has metastasized into a symptom of and metaphor for the entertainment industry and modern culture in general.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 2, 2009
Shrek the Third has the curse of the third in a bankable series. It is too often sappy, tiresome, and overblown. A franchise such as Shrek, with all the money it has accumulated, should be able to buy a little freshness and originality. But instead
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
October 18, 2008
Apart from some modestly amusing princess shtick and a pleasantly slapsticky opening, there's no real reason for anyone over the age of 11 to see this one.
September 20, 2008
The best thing it has going for it is its look, which is stunning.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 10, 2008
Though the devious wit of the original remains, it is obscured by too many classic-rock interludes (courtesy of Led Zeppelin, Heart and Paul McCartney) and nudging pop-culture references that seem by now just part of the formula.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 7, 2008
This is a very skillfully made corporate product, but I wonder who, exactly, will be fully satisfied.
March 3, 2008
The problem with this film is that after a quick, fun beginning they repeat a similar journey from the first film. Except this time, Shrek and Artie argue instead of Shrek and Fiona.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 1, 2008
Your kids may enjoy it, but you would do better to wait for the video.
January 2, 2008
Feels refreshed and might be -- especially for relieved parents -- the most entertaining film of the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 18, 2007
While there are times of moderate amusement, Shrek the Third offers few surprises. It seems as though perhaps the creators have found their stride and are calling it in more than going out on a limb.
October 31, 2007
Princess power saves the day for ogre and pals.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 14, 2007
To trito sequel mias ap' tis pio dimofileis mythologies stin istoria toy animation, poy apodeiknyetai pera apo ahreiasto, olotela eisitiriothiriko kai safos katotero tis istorias toy kleisimo enos franchise poy ehei, ap' o,ti fainetai, pia eksantlithei.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 21, 2007
Shrek the Third, which vigilantly flirts with the grey matter between child's play and adult humor, creates curious questions for children while bringing back beloved characters for another joyride in Far Far Away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 14, 2007
It's far too open in its desires (MAKING MONEY) to be hate-worthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
September 1, 2007
The humour seems to be aimed more at adults, which is good news for those being dragged along by their children, and even though it's disappointing, there's still plenty to smile at.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 4, 2007
The film has little new to offer and the trailers show most of the funny moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 23, 2007
Any film with the wherewithal to cast Ian McShane as Captain Hook has more going for it than flatulence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2007
This third outing sadly lacks in ambition and, at times, even offers the whiff of sitcom plotting and plodding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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