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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. (Dreamworks)
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Score distribution:
  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: 56 out of 64
  2. Negative: 3 out of 64
  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 30, 2013
    9
    This move was a perfect story behind Puss. It has a good character development with enough back story to understand what's going on. It even had a good set of actors which voiced the characters perfectly. It is defiantly one of the better animated movies I've ever seen. Expand
  3. Oct 31, 2011
    8
    Sharp, witty fun, this 'Shrek' spin-off is loads of fun. Personally, I found Puss to be a more enjoyable character than Shrek (I was a never a huge fan of the Shrek movies) and the cast is wonderful (especially Banderas). Animation is superb and the 3-D definitely adds to the experience (can't say that too often!). Kids will love it, highly recommended. Expand
  4. Nov 3, 2011
    7
    Fully entertaining for both the kids and adults, but it does not live up to the wit standards of the best of this class (like the original Shrek). Still, better than anything else in the family genre in the last few months. Expand
  5. Aug 27, 2013
    7
    Thought this was good fun, but not nearly as good as it could have been. The Puss in Boots character is a great hero with fantastic comedy value but the lame villain and simplistic and predictable plot let it down. Expand
  6. Feb 19, 2012
    7
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  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 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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