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  • Summary: The fairy tale continues as everyone's favorite ogre faces his greatest challenge of all -- the inlaws! (DreamWorks)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    100
    Just as funny, sweet and engaging as the first film starring the big galoot.
  2. 90
    Like the first movie this is unassailable family entertainment, with a gentle fairy tale for kids and a raft of mildly satirical pop-culture references for parents.
  3. 88
    Shrek 2 may be computer-generated, but its innate heart and glorious sense of mischief make it one of the best and most humane movies of the summer.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    80
    This wonderfully animated movie is a little more softly pitched than its predecessor, but it still has plenty of rollicking spin on the ball.
  5. At its best, this "Shrek" sequel draws up a brilliant new blueprint for all-ages animation, blending fairy-tale whimsy with edgy social satire. Too bad it ends with worn-out homilies far less imaginative than the story as a whole.
  6. 70
    Serves up heaping helpings of everything fans loved about the first.
  7. Reviewed by: Pete Vonder Haar
    40
    The soundtrack deserves mention, mostly because its relatively high quality makes the film itself that much more irritating.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 138
  1. Oct 4, 2010
    10
    While I liked the first Shrek movie, I thought the movie was really overrated. This movie however, is the only Shrek movie I believe deservesWhile I liked the first Shrek movie, I thought the movie was really overrated. This movie however, is the only Shrek movie I believe deserves a 10. Funnier jokes, Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots, I actually love this movie! Expand
  2. Oct 19, 2014
    10
    The fairy tale continues as everyone's favorite ogre faces his greatest challenge of all, Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother as they tryThe fairy tale continues as everyone's favorite ogre faces his greatest challenge of all, Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother as they try to take over Far Far Away. Expand
  3. Jan 3, 2013
    10
    This is one of the rare occasions where the sequel to a movie surpasses the original. I found Shrek 2 to be even funnier than the originalThis is one of the rare occasions where the sequel to a movie surpasses the original. I found Shrek 2 to be even funnier than the original Shrek (which I also loved). If you liked the first Shrek movie you should also like this one. It is entertaining and follows a similar formula to the first one but is done even better. Expand
  4. LilyO.
    Jun 13, 2006
    9
    Though this film is not as ood as it's predecessor Shrek 2 is nearly there.
  5. Oct 11, 2010
    9
    Just as good as the first one with gags and the odd emotional moment to keep you,and more importantly, the children interested for a few moreJust as good as the first one with gags and the odd emotional moment to keep you,and more importantly, the children interested for a few more than 1 view. The animation is even better and all the childrens (and the adults) favourite characters all return. This movie meant that the expectations were way too high for Shrek The Third, of course,it didn't quite live up to the hype. Expand
  6. Nov 12, 2013
    8
    There's not many more words I can describe the film as being a simply well-meaning, satirical comedy with CGI as a twist to the whole story.There's not many more words I can describe the film as being a simply well-meaning, satirical comedy with CGI as a twist to the whole story. The voices still add to the hilarity, and the dialogue is written neat enough for their to be some clever jokes. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Jan 9, 2006
    4
    A bit funny, but the first one it's that good that leaves Shrek 2 in the dust.

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