Shrek the Third Reviews

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November 18, 2011
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.
April 7, 2008
This is a very skillfully made corporate product, but I wonder who, exactly, will be fully satisfied.
June 29, 2007
There can't be another episode in the pipeline unless it is decided to erase the memory of this one which simply doesn't achieve what the first two films managed: to appeal to kids and parents as well.
June 29, 2007
Shrek the Third isn't awful, but it's bland, with a barrel-scraping averageness.
June 29, 2007
Children may devour the slapstick, but the once-mighty Shrek has somehow lost all his charm and spiky humour.
June 29, 2007
A shame it lacks the smart sassiness of its predecessors. Time to call time, we think.
June 29, 2007
Computer-generated animated movies with wall-to-wall jokes can be excruciating, but these jokes are the funniest money can buy.
June 26, 2007
Great animation and good jokes.
June 8, 2007
It suffers from that common virus, sequelitis -- the ennui that afflicts blockbusters when they've outlived their capacity to amuse.
May 21, 2007
This is the most visually impressive Shrek yet. It's also the least inspired.
May 21, 2007
The plot material isn't as strong as in the first two movies -- if anything, it feels a bit desperate -- but the anti-Disney joke blunderbuss remains in good working order.
May 19, 2007
Sequels usually follow the rubric 'same thing as last time, but more.' Shrek The Third instead goes for less: fewer jokes, less energy, and toned-down characters reiterating old banter, as if from a half-finished outline of a script.
May 19, 2007
Kids craving a safe summer-film sugar rush won't care much, though adult fans are bound to wish upon a star for something besides another animated feature running on autopilot.
May 19, 2007
Feels sluggish and tired; its relentless, not-so-great gags hit with the soft thud of stone-hard bread crumbs.
May 18, 2007
The film's humor is all in the business and nowhere in the lame story's two subplots, neither of which is strong enough to sustain a real movie.
May 18, 2007
A parallel world of wonders, zestfully conceived and radiantly rendered, in which the great-hearted ogre tries his likeable best to avoid the parallel threats of kingship and parenthood.
May 18, 2007
The world of the fanciful fable looks particularly vibrant this time with its signature blend of realism and fantasy. It is a pleasure to watch these fairy tale folk be themselves -- yet again.
May 18, 2007
What the characters and satirical situations may lack this time out in a certain fresh vitality, they more than compensate for with a warm, laid-back familiarity ... and the occasional, out-of-left-fjord surprise.
May 18, 2007
The series is showing signs of aging, from the predictably jokey store signs (Versarchery, Abercrombie and Witch) to the classic-rock instrumentals playing under the fight scenes.
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