Happily N'Ever After

Metascore
28

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 13 out of 22

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    60
    Colorful, crowd-pleasing toon.
  2. 50
    This movie is the worst kind of offender: it thinks its funny and clever, but it is neither. The filmmakers have mistaken banality for wit and silliness for humor, and that doesn't begin to address how visually clunky this motion picture is.
  3. Happily was begun as an old-fashioned 2-D "flat" cartoon and then switched by producer John Williams (of "Shrek") and director Paul J. Bolger to 3-D during production. The style finally is an uncomfortable amalgam of both.
  4. 50
    Putting a spin on classic fairy tales is nothing new, and unfortunately that's just what the "Shrek"-lite animated feature Happily N'Ever After brings to the big screen.
  5. In all, it's a peculiar mishmash, simultaneously bland and suggestive.
  6. While the cast members, Dick and Prinze in particular, have fun with Robert Moreland's sassy script, the exaggerated, unappealing animation seems to belong to another movie altogether.
  7. After the first hour or so of strained puns and wisecracks, you start feeling that the sooner the ending comes, the happier it will be.
  8. 42
    Even Eddie Murphy's endless hyper "Shrek" vamping is more entertaining.
  9. 40
    Shrek this ain't. A lacklustre effort hampered by limp dialogue and lazy plotting.
User Score
3.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 9 out of 15
  1. Jun 16, 2011
    8
    Yes The Film Is NOT Creative.. But Sarah Michelle Gellar DOES A+++++ Voicing! The Plot Is Not Very Good... This Cast Of Voices Is The BestYes The Film Is NOT Creative.. But Sarah Michelle Gellar DOES A+++++ Voicing! The Plot Is Not Very Good... This Cast Of Voices Is The Best Cast I Have Herd In Along Time! Overall 8! Full Review »
  2. Nov 4, 2010
    3
    lousy piece of crap CGI
  3. AnnaB.
    Jan 5, 2007
    4
    Childish garbage that a few kids might love for its semi-intresting jokes and followable plot and jokes.