100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
The humor of the script constantly confounds expectations, and yet Shrek still manages to say all the right things to children.
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100

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
An adorable, infectious work of true sophistication.
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100

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
An unqualified triumph.
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100

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
A riotous and wee bit PG-racy computer-animated family fable, is the most thoroughly enjoyable cartoon feature since "Toy Story" burst out of its box.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is not your average family cartoon. Shrek is jolly and wicked, filled with sly in-jokes and yet somehow possessing a heart.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Lives happily ever after because it's such a feisty but good natured embrace of the inner ogre in everyone.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This beguiling fable, with its darkly distinctive look, does DreamWorks proud.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A world-class charmer that could even seduce the Academy when it hands out the first official animation Oscar next year.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
As innocent as a Disney movie -- and a lot more entertaining.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Suggests a summit meeting between ''The Princess Bride'' and ''Bridget Jones's Diary,'' it has a decided charm of its own.
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84 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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