Shrek 2

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75

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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 533 Ratings

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  • Summary: The fairy tale continues as everyone's favorite ogre faces his greatest challenge of all -- the inlaws! (DreamWorks)

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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. 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 151
  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! Collapse
  2. Oct 13, 2014
    10
    A step forward, possibly better than the original with funnier gags, funnier characters, and a wonderful music number towards the end. It hasA step forward, possibly better than the original with funnier gags, funnier characters, and a wonderful music number towards the end. It has a great villain, a decent premiss and has new obstacles for the characters to go through. Shrek 2 is incredibly funny. Expand
  3. Nov 9, 2011
    10
    Shrek 2 is even better than the 1st Shrek. It is especially hilarious and it has a deeper, more open story than the 1st Shrek had. IShrek 2 is even better than the 1st Shrek. It is especially hilarious and it has a deeper, more open story than the 1st Shrek had. I especially liked the new character Puss in Boots. Expand
  4. Marissa
    May 20, 2007
    9
    Simply wonderful! A few bad jokes and things like that, but all movies seem to have one or two of them in there.
  5. Jan 3, 2016
    9
    Possibly the second animated sequel that's considered the best. (First is Toy Story 2 obviously...) It's just after this movie seems that theyPossibly the second animated sequel that's considered the best. (First is Toy Story 2 obviously...) It's just after this movie seems that they overstayed their good home to be ogre. Expand
  6. Mar 11, 2015
    8
    Shrek 2 is every bit as good as the original, and may even be slightly funnier in terms of the quantity and quality of its jokes. DespiteShrek 2 is every bit as good as the original, and may even be slightly funnier in terms of the quantity and quality of its jokes. Despite being more rounded than its edgy predecessor, this is still a very intelligent offering, populated by interesting ideas and a host of compelling characters. In hindsight it's a shame that the series couldn't continue to progress in such a positive way after this installment, but Shrek 2 remains a sterling effort, both in this context and on its own terms. 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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