100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Just as funny, sweet and engaging as the first film starring the big galoot.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Has a rowdy, jumpin'-jive vivacity. It's not quite as emotionally rounded as ''Shrek'' was... but it's got heart and delirium in equal doses, as well as a firecracker rhythm all its own.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
There's an old-Hollywood feel to the movie's solid showmanship and unabashed sophistication. These days it's feature-length 'toons, sporting the newest-fangled technology, that take kids and adults alike back to the movies' good old days.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Shrek 2 delivers more fun than there is slime in a green ogre's swamp. Much of that is thanks to Antonio ­Banderas, who runs away with Shrek 2 on little cat feet.
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88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
So gorgeously animated and so thoroughly entertaining for all ages that only an ogre would complain it's not quite as fresh as the original.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Shrek 2 may be computer-generated, but its innate heart and glorious sense of mischief make it one of the best and most humane movies of the summer.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Shrek 2 is a dream, a sequel as exhilarating and riotously funny as 2001's top-grossing original.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Reunites one of the best voice casts ever for an animated film to create a shrewd entertainment that again successfully aims its jokes at various age groups.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What works best in Shrek 2 are the smaller roles, the pile-driving pop-culture jokes, and the moments of weird, early-Mad-magazine comic invention.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A sequel was called for, and so a sequel has arrived -- but it's a slightly zombie-like version, with the size, look and shape of the original movie, but without its lightness or spirit, its soul.
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75 out of 100
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Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.