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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)
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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. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    The world of the fanciful fable looks particularly vibrant this time with its signature blend of realism and fantasy. It is a pleasure to watch these fairy tale folk be themselves -- yet again.
  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. 50
    There's no disguising the fact that Shrek the Third has come down with a bad case of sequelitis. You know the symptoms: Lots of razzle-dazzle to distract from the hole at the center of the story. You know, the place where fresh ideas should be.
  6. This latest iteration of DreamWorks's money machine has its ups and downs, its longueurs along with its felicities, plus an abiding preoccupation with poop.
  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: 35 out of 73
  2. Negative: 15 out of 73
  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 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. JamesM.
    Jun 23, 2007
    9
    I really don't understand why this is getting such bad reviews. In my opinion, this movie was better than the 2nd but not as good as the I really don't understand why this is getting such bad reviews. In my opinion, this movie was better than the 2nd but not as good as the first. My only complaints are that I feel Donkey and Puss weren't as funny as Shrek 2. Expand
  3. Guy!
    May 23, 2007
    8
    The Jokes of this sequel are so much funnier than the first two, but there are two problems with the movie: the movie was too fast-paced (-1) The Jokes of this sequel are so much funnier than the first two, but there are two problems with the movie: the movie was too fast-paced (-1) and Arthurs' lecture at the end was SOOOOOOOO LAAAAAAAAAMEE!!!!! (-1) Expand
  4. SteveK
    Dec 14, 2007
    5
    I really really wish they would stop making adult movies that are marketed as "kids" movies. This is NOT a kids movie. Not to mention, the I really really wish they would stop making adult movies that are marketed as "kids" movies. This is NOT a kids movie. Not to mention, the Shrek "formula" is getting really old. This is the most formulaic and unfunny of all of them. I think it is time for Shrek to retire. It is kinda amusing entertainment the way that a sorta clever commercial series may be. But after seeing two of these, did we really need a third? Expand
  5. Dec 21, 2011
    5
    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. IWith 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 give this movie 47%. 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 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 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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