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  • Summary: Puss In Boots - one of the most beloved characters of the "Shrek" universe - tells the hilarious and courageous (daring, bold, brave) tale of Puss's early adventures as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed goose that lays the Golden Eggs.Puss In Boots - one of the most beloved characters of the "Shrek" universe - tells the hilarious and courageous (daring, bold, brave) tale of Puss's early adventures as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed goose that lays the Golden Eggs. (Dreamworks)
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Oct 26, 2011
    88
    Thanks to Banderas and his Corinthian leather purr and writers who know how to use it, "Puss" is the best animated film of 2011.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Oct 24, 2011
    80
    A perfectly diverting romp that happens to showcase some of the best 3D work yet from a mainstream animated feature. Colorful, clever enough, free of cloying showbiz in-jokes, action-packed without being ridiculous about it and even well choreographed.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Oct 27, 2011
    75
    For a kids' movie, the humor, at times, strays a bit too far into grown-up territory.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Oct 27, 2011
    70
    Puss has his charms, but he is not as memorable a character as Shrek or Shrek's mouthy sidekick, Donkey. Consequently the story, which involves a quest for magic beans and golden eggs, feels improvised and diffuse.
  5. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Oct 26, 2011
    67
    The seductive interplay of Banderas and Hayek, the barely recognizable vocal contributions of Galifianakis, and the Southern backwoods speech of Thornton and Sedaris all keep us attuned to the events on the screen.
  6. Reviewed by: Tasha Robinson
    Oct 26, 2011
    58
    As a sheer visual experience, Puss In Boots makes a great theme-park ride, a thrill-a-minute feast for the eyes and the semicircular canals.
  7. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Oct 28, 2011
    38
    Relentlessly mediocre cartoon.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 66
  2. Negative: 3 out of 66
  1. Nov 4, 2011
    10
    All I Can Is "THE BEST MOVIE OF 2011 & CD ANIMATION" ITS FULL OF LAUGHS AND CRYS....
    ITS AMAZING TRY TO SEE IT IN 3D!
  2. Nov 1, 2011
    10
    Besides being an occasional pleaser for non-fans, "Puss in Boots" will definitely entertain followers of the franchise, with the backstory ofBesides being an occasional pleaser for non-fans, "Puss in Boots" will definitely entertain followers of the franchise, with the backstory of the titular character being told in a silly, and sometimes breathtaking, adventure. The film retains an annoyingly static amount of interest, sometimes plummeting, and suffers a lack of taste and dignity at other times. Unexpectedly though, there is a strong point in the writing, where there are scenes in the story that give hints to what will happen next without making the predictable boring. The action, travel and fight scenes are a definite treat; the film features top-notch animation of scenery. At the very least, seeing the movie will satisfy people's want to know Puss's story, and that enough makes it watchable and gives the watcher something to remember it by, but of course no one could forget Antonio Banderas's majestic portrayal of Puss. Final score: 78/100 Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2011
    8
    Ever since Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) showed his adorable face and fighting spirit in Shrek 2, it was only going to be a matter of timeEver since Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) showed his adorable face and fighting spirit in Shrek 2, it was only going to be a matter of time before he got his own movie. Puss in Boots is simple, innocent, and takes the audience on a wild, adventurous journey from Spanish towns to the Giantâ Expand
  4. Nov 23, 2011
    7
    Funny, and Clever. May not be as good as Shrek, but it gets up somewhere. The idea was as good as i expected, dialog was good as well, but theFunny, and Clever. May not be as good as Shrek, but it gets up somewhere. The idea was as good as i expected, dialog was good as well, but the many Cat puns had me shaking my head. if only they Tried to take more of a Subtle Adult humor take, instead of plainly childish. Expand
  5. Jun 15, 2014
    7
    "You made the cat angry. You do not want to make the cat angry!"

    Puss in Boots is a fun filled adventure with plenty of witty humor,
    "You made the cat angry. You do not want to make the cat angry!"

    Puss in Boots is a fun filled adventure with plenty of witty humor, likable characters that have an abundance of charm, top notch animation, and its one of the best animation movies from DreamWorks. Now i guess some people see this movie as a cash grab and lets be honest it is but that doesn't take away that this movie was way better than the two the previous Shrek movies which sadly i watch at the theaters, but its also one of the best animation movies from 2011 in general. So i decided that id skip watching it at the theaters and just stick to a home viewing and seriously i laughed so much while watching it. Even though its more of a kids movie it still does have its hints of maturity at times like that Puss in Boots is a womanizer, also that he has catnip and says its for his "glaucoma", i totally missed that the first time i had watched it.

    The movie follows Puss in Boots(Antonio Banderas) and it tells the legend of Puss before we see him chilling with Shrek and Donkey. As a baby he was abandoned and wondered for days before winding on the door step of a orphanage, the caretaker a loving woman with a great heart takes him in and raises him as her own. He is soon introduced to all the other kids during eating time and before he can eat himself the person next to him takes his beans then starts to write something down in a book Puss is mad but then is shocked when the guy introduces himself as Humpty Alexander Dumpty. Before Puss can say anything back some older kids come up to him and start picking on him that's when Humpty tells them to go pick on someone else so they start to pick on him. Puss then retaliates by beats up the three older kids with a spatula it was funny especially when little Puss Hisses at them. After eating during playtime Puss follows Humpty into a tent where we see Humpty planting the beans he took from Puss and seeing if they are magical but of course they are not.

    Pretty much from here Puss and Humpty become the best of friends and as they get older they both get into loads of trouble by stealing things but after so many times of disappointing his mother Puss decides that he has had enough of getting in trouble. Not Humpty though who then tricks Puss into helping him steal a bunch of gold from the towns bank and while trying to get away from the law Puss leaves Humpty on a bridge to be caught and thrown in prison. Now from here Puss's only mission is to find the "Magic Beans" and "The Golden Goose" so he can pay back all the gold that was lost when it fell off the bridge back then. The story may no be the strongest part of the movie but it was decent enough for it to showcase its wonderful characters, Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots was the best we seen of him yet and Salma Hayek as Kitty Softpaws was just as great although Zach Galifianakis as Humpty Dumpty did do a decent job but was honestly a let down seeing as i know how funny Zach Galifianakis can really be.

    Overall i give it a 7.3 I just seen that they are making a sequel to this but sadly it wont be till late 2018.
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  6. Apr 13, 2012
    7
    Funny and enjoyable, also a good way to bring back Puss in Boots, some of the humor can be a little inappropriate so don't let the very youngFunny and enjoyable, also a good way to bring back Puss in Boots, some of the humor can be a little inappropriate so don't let the very young ones see, but if your looking for a good rental and like DreamWorks previous movies then this is a good choice. Expand
  7. Dec 11, 2011
    2
    Mediocre cartoon. Too much adult humor. Too many things were just plain ridiculous. There are a lot of better kids movies. I think cars 2 wasMediocre cartoon. Too much adult humor. Too many things were just plain ridiculous. There are a lot of better kids movies. I think cars 2 was better than this movie and I disliked cars 2 as well. If you want to see Puss n Boots in a movie, just go watch Shrek, Shrek was good. Expand

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