Shrek the Third Synopsis
Shrek is set to become the next king unless he can find a suitable heir to the throne.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Gets back the mood, the pleasure and even some of the freshness of its first installment.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The journey is not very exciting, but the destinations are inspired.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The world of the fanciful fable looks particularly vibrant this time with its signature blend of realism and fantasy. It is a pleasure to...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
I love the princess squad.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It's not all bad. There is a funny early sequence where Prince Charming is being jeered for his lousy cabaret act in a village pub and a...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A damped-down return to the Kingdom of Far Far Away, lacking the comic energy of the first brilliant film and not measuring up to the...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Much of the bite and a good deal of the wit of the first two films are missing here. The rude send-up of beloved fairy tale conventions...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This latest iteration of DreamWorks's money machine has its ups and downs, its longueurs along with its felicities, plus an abiding...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Shrek the Third isn't a movie, it's the extension of a brand.
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Funny and Entertaining!

By sariah_sergio
I took my son when he was only 14 mths for the first time to the theatre to watch this movie. I didn't think he would actually sit through it, but I was mistaken, he was sitting there on my lap...

I think it's been done

By H3OIndra
Despite the success of this movie when it was at the box office I think the best way to describe this 3rd installment of Shrek is to say that it's reached the end (despite the 4th Shrek already being...

DVD is Now Out; Some Great Special Features

By MooVeeLover
I just picked up the DVD release of Shrek The Third. Not a bad transfer from the big screen. The special features are mostly just okay, but the really interesting bits are the interviews with the...

IT'S AMAZING!! Outdoes the first one!

By xoxoeeyore86
I actually got to go see Shrek the third this past Thursday (May 3rd) due to an advanced screening opp. It was really good, everyone in the audience laughed a LOT!! I'm an animation major, so I loved...

It was OK

By Bradaigh
The first was phenomenal. The second was good, though not great, and this one was a let-down. It had some funnies....


By I'm a fan of your dango
it was alright but it got boring my son was a bit bored...


By hector17
Funny as Hell. Usually sequels are corny and a waste of t ime but this was great. Loved the flying donkeys. Laughed my butt off the entire time!...

Shrek the Third and other movies

By rockey
To all of you who write a review on a movie that you have not seen such as "I can't wait to see it" or "I think this movie might be good" or "Shrek sucks", cut it out! Movie reviews are to provide...

Sherik the third...

By Dj Scott La Rock
This movie was just, O.K. I have two kids, ages 5 and 3, they didn't like it as much as the other two....


By Ariiman123
I absolutely LOVED Shrek 1 and 2, but this one made me want to act like this didn't happen and think that Shrek 2 was the end. Very un-funny and just overall a bore, made this movie defiently a NO.....

More Info

Rated PG | For some crude humor, suggestive content and swashbuckling action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Cute but not as fun as past movies; some cartoon violence.
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