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  • Summary: The greatest fairy tale never told continues as Shrek must embark on a new quest to find the true king. (DreamWorks)
  • Director: Chris Miller
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Animation, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 93 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. 91
    So far in this year's cartoon feature sweepstakes, Shrek the Third rules.
  2. Gets back the mood, the pleasure and even some of the freshness of its first installment.
  3. 70
    Brings back the characters you may have loved, as I did, in the earlier movies: My particular faves are Antonio Banderas' poon-hound Puss-in-Boots.
  4. 60
    The plot material isn't as strong as in the first two movies--if anything, it feels a bit desperate--but the anti-Disney joke blunderbuss remains in good working order.
  5. I doubt even rabid fans of the first two will consider Shrek the Third a worthy addition to the franchise.
  6. Reason to make Shrek the Third: Probable earnings of $400 million worldwide. Reasons not to make Shrek the Third: Played-out characters. Bland villain. Novice directors. Slipshod plotting. No compelling story or emotional depth.
  7. 25
    Shrek The Third instead goes for less: fewer jokes, less energy, and toned-down characters.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 66
  2. Negative: 13 out of 66
  1. May 6, 2014
    10
    Maybe not my favorite one of the series but I believe in Shrek and all his Shrexual adventures so one must have faith in him no matter what. Things will never be ogre. Expand
  2. Feb 11, 2012
    10
    With its loss of heart and some of its charm it can't be good. Although it has just great animation and some moments that can be remembered. I think that first and second Shrec is more interesting but i will give ten for the respect for two first movie! Expand
  3. Oct 28, 2010
    8
    wasn't as good as the first two movies, but this one is very entertaining for kids and adults.
  4. Nov 12, 2013
    6
    A typical third, one that is a complete downgrade from both the original and the sequel. Donkey and Shrek are the only real chemistry. Fiona and Shrek relationship are already a monotonous blend. The rest of the film are stale and devoid of any entertainment Expand
  5. Aug 16, 2014
    5
    Although the voice actors know how to deliver a fresh comedic style, "Shrek the Third" lacks the heart, charm and the intelligence that made the other two Shrek movies a success. Expand
  6. Aug 27, 2013
    5
    A boring film with a phoned in plot, insipid villain and awful Arthur character we are given no reason to care about. Easily the worst of the 4 Shrek films. Expand
  7. Sep 10, 2011
    4
    Je ne suis pas un grand fan de Shrek, mais je dois bien avouer que le second film m'avait plutôt emballé. Ce qui est loin d'être le cas de ce troisième... A trop vouloir refaire appel à la plupart des personnages de la saga, le scénario en a été oublié, au point que la surdose de caricatures et de blagues à deux balles font de Shrek le Troisième un film d'animation lourd, sans imagination et rarement drôle. Même les meilleurs personnages (l'à Expand

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