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  • Starring: , ,
  • 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: 31 out of 68
  2. Negative: 14 out of 68
  1. SarahT.
    May 21, 2007
    10
    I don't know what those critics are saying about the movie. There not kids, so how would they know how funny it is. Sometimes I wonder if I'm alone with that opinon, but it's true. How would those paid critics know about how good the movie was. Me, I'm twelve and trust me, it was a so-so movie, but still made my friend and my dad laugh. I really don't agree with the critics in red because they're not kids, we are, and you know what?! I loved that movie. Any Shrek movie do for me. I was expecting to laugh more, but I still laughed no matter what those paid people say about a movie. The movie was good and thats all what counts. You just have to trust me. Go watch the movie, then go to the reviews and you'll see how wrong they are about the movie. Go watch it and you won't be sorry. The critics are just embarrassed that it's like Hollywood. Go watch it. Trust me. Expand
  2. LouisH.
    May 23, 2007
    8
    Not as good as the 2nd or 1st ones, but good nonetheless. What I love about all the Shreks, including this one, is how they make the good fairy tale characters bad, like price charming. Definently the need to see ending of the Shrek sequel (if this one is the ending). Expand
  3. DanC
    Jul 6, 2007
    8
    Really, really good. Shrek 1 was a masterpiece. Shrek 2 was somewhat mediocre. This is brilliant. The plot is better than 2, the CGI is just beautiful, and it's really funny. Bring on Shrek 4! Expand
  4. Nik
    May 24, 2007
    5
    I couldn't help but get the feeling that the writers and voice-actors only goal for this film was to get it over with and get paid. But despite it's lack of effort, it still presents some of the "Shrekness" movie-goers have grown to love. 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. BMiller
    Jun 10, 2007
    4
    Shrek 2 proved that a sequel can be just as much fun as the original if done right. This franchise isn't too tired or old. Shrek the Third could have been great, but it isn't. Expand
  7. MarkD.
    May 19, 2007
    0
    Annoying, repetitive in your face humor filled with montages that give you a break from its obnoxious plot and disaster of jumbled scenes Justin Timberlake is annoying and this movie blows. I loved the first two and now they are just isolated masterpieces with no association to this piece of crap. Terrible. Expand

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