DreamWorks Distribution | Release Date: May 18, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
84
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 34 Critics
Positive:
31
Mixed:
3
Negative:
0
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88
A computer-animated burlesque fairy tale that generates more belly laughs than any live-action comedy since "Best in Show."
75
Suggests a summit meeting between ''The Princess Bride'' and ''Bridget Jones's Diary,'' it has a decided charm of its own.
75
The first of this summer's would-be blockbusters that deserves to be a hit.
100
What sells Shrek is ultimately the full-bodied personality of its characters.
100
Hilarious and captivating.
100
The humor of the script constantly confounds expectations, and yet Shrek still manages to say all the right things to children.
90
It is the hilarious business of Shrek, a delightful new animated feature based on the William Steig book, to subvert all the well-worn expectations of its genre.
90
This beguiling fable, with its darkly distinctive look, does DreamWorks proud.