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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 493 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 493
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  1. BrianF.
    Jan 7, 2002
    5
    Am I the only that can see Shrek for what it really is? Is everyone on drugs. I understand kids liking it. It is a cartoon with funny zingers and a happy ending. But critics' praising it as the Best Movie of the Year? Did these same critics treat the last Adam Sandler movie with such reverance? I think not, though both had their fair share of farting jokes, one-liners, and exploding Am I the only that can see Shrek for what it really is? Is everyone on drugs. I understand kids liking it. It is a cartoon with funny zingers and a happy ending. But critics' praising it as the Best Movie of the Year? Did these same critics treat the last Adam Sandler movie with such reverance? I think not, though both had their fair share of farting jokes, one-liners, and exploding animals. I am a teenager, I love Sandler movies, and I liked Shrek. But its story would have been better served cutting out the green ogre and the princess and keeping the donkey and the fairy tale characters. And to call it a classic is ridiculous. It is not even the best animated movie of this year. "Monster's Inc." is much wittier, more developed, and more touching. Yes, Shrek is funny, though I had to admit the jokes grew stale about half-way through. But, give me "Toy Story" over this any old day. Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2011
    5
    It is really overrated, but it is not bad. I liked the animation, and I liked the plot(somewhat). The main thing that I didn't like was the voice acting. Eddie Murphy is one the most annoying people to ever live, and that is very apparent here. Mike Meyers isn't much better, however Cameron Diaz is. I usually get bored with it when watching it, but not always. This is a movie that you haveIt is really overrated, but it is not bad. I liked the animation, and I liked the plot(somewhat). The main thing that I didn't like was the voice acting. Eddie Murphy is one the most annoying people to ever live, and that is very apparent here. Mike Meyers isn't much better, however Cameron Diaz is. I usually get bored with it when watching it, but not always. This is a movie that you have to be in the right mood to see. It is not like other, better animated movies, such as anything by Pixar. It didn't deserve the Oscar for Best Animated Film, Monster's Inc did. As a whole, it is not that funny, and only a few jokes are actually good. Mainly, those jokes don't have much to do with the leads, but with background stuff. See it if you want, but if you don't, you won't miss it. Expand
  3. Apr 1, 2013
    5
    This film is the very definition of mediocre.
    it was funny and enjoyable, but Eddie Murphy, the Godsend, wasn't the main source of entertainment, he was blend.
    +the fact that the film was a boring at times.
  4. Sam
    Sep 27, 2004
    6
    It has a gorgeous look to it, and the first half is hilarious, half number 2 is lacking in humor. Great first half, but a lacking second half.
  5. DeeK.
    Dec 26, 2001
    4
    Bathroom jokes are sooo bore - ing. I was turned off so early in the movie I could not even laugh when a real joke was played.
  6. KathleenS.
    Nov 15, 2001
    6
    Resorts to too-easy bathroom jokes. Simple plot inflated and padded with irrelevant digs at Disney (Katzenburg is milking bitterness for all its worth) and fairy tale conventions. Hit a formula and took the easy way out. With more inventiveness and creativity, could have been great. Background characters all seemed to have the same body type, like Rockettes. But Murray was funny and Myers Resorts to too-easy bathroom jokes. Simple plot inflated and padded with irrelevant digs at Disney (Katzenburg is milking bitterness for all its worth) and fairy tale conventions. Hit a formula and took the easy way out. With more inventiveness and creativity, could have been great. Background characters all seemed to have the same body type, like Rockettes. But Murray was funny and Myers was touching. Expand
  7. Mar 24, 2013
    6
    I enjoyed it, but it was kinda OK. I'm kinda giving it a mixed bag. And yes, you are not going to believe it, but I actually prefer all of the other 3 films over this film, they have better animation (well of course), better jokes and a better plot.
  8. Jul 7, 2014
    5
    I honestly find this movie pretty decent. It's not bad. But the scenes are kinda boring. I kinda got a laugh at a few scenes like when the bird exploded and where Fiona goes in slo-mo. I find Fiona pretty badass. It's a decent movie. I'm only gonna give it a 5 out of 10 'cause most scenes I find it boring. But still, my suggestion is go see the movie if you hadn't seen it.
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Desperately avoiding the risk of even a half-second of boredom, the movie is wall-to-window-to-door noise, babbling, and jokes.
  2. 100
    It's wondrous, it's fabulous, it's -- all but unprecedented.
  3. As innocent as a Disney movie -- and a lot more entertaining.