Shrek Forever After Reviews

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July 8, 2010
The movie is a family drama about the family drama, so on every available level it works a treat.
July 1, 2010
I admit my gentle, feelgood buzz on leaving the cinema was rather premised on the assumption that the Shrek-pipeline is now empty, but it's an enjoyable film nonetheless and a nice way for the series to finish.
July 1, 2010
Obviously inspired by It's a Wonderful Life, Shrek may not be able to match Frank Capra's delicious pathos, but this is a fitting final chapter for the franchise.
June 30, 2010
An entertaining conclusion to the franchise -- one that parents should happily endure. But let's hope that's all, folks.
June 14, 2010
Shrek 4 shows all the signs of mortuus equus syndrome -- as in, flogging the horse which is not just sleeping.
June 7, 2010
By the middle of the second act, Forever After finally finds its groove, becoming mildly amusing (the actors -- Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas -- are in fine form) but never rising to the inspired heights of the original.
June 1, 2010
This one had the same paucity in wit and script issues as the whole Shrek series.
June 1, 2010
[It] kind of engaged me a little bit.
May 21, 2010
Side by side, the four Shrek films look like the stages of man. You have Shrek as ogre, Shrek as husband, Shrek as daddy, and now, Shrek as George Bailey.
May 21, 2010
It's no classic, but Shrek Forever After is a pleasant reminder that every time a cash register rings, this ogre turns angelic.
May 21, 2010
Shrek Forever After wanders far, far away from the infectious and propulsive zing that we've come to expect over the past nine years.
May 21, 2010
The shout line on the Shrek Forever After poster says it best: It ain't ogre till it's ogre.
May 21, 2010
Who is supposed to be excited by this? What child would care? What adult would care?
May 21, 2010
Directed with zest by Mike Mitchell (from a script by Josh Klausner and Darren Lemke) and shot in 3D, this final Shrek sequel has plenty of verve.
May 21, 2010
Director Mike Mitchell and screenwriters Josh Klausner and Darren Lemke, all relatively new to the franchise, manage to lead the winning returning cast in a fresh direction.
May 21, 2010
Mr. Murphy's toothy, shifty-eyed Donkey who distills the series' attitude of cheerfully curdled hipness. In his eternal upbeat cheekiness, he is a creation to rival Peter Pan.
May 21, 2010
After a disappointing third outing, this Shrek brings the cycle of fairy-tale-themed films to a fine finish.
May 21, 2010
After the frantic spurt of fairy-tale allusions and jokes in the first three Shreks, this one inches along with a few mostly pointless action scenes and the occasional mild pun.
May 21, 2010
Like last year's Up, this isn't merely a cute kid's movie with funny one-liners and adorable critters. It's a soulful meditation on the age-old question: Is that all there is?
May 21, 2010
For once ... I hope the filmmakers haven't ruled out another sequel. As Shrek Forever After proves, there's life in the big green guy yet.
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