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Shrek Forever After

Overview


Genre :

Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Release Date :

May 21, 2010

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Mike Mitchell

Starring :

Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Walt Dohrn, Julie Andrews, Jane Lynch, Kathy Griffin, Jon Hamm, John Cleese, Craig Robinson, Lake Bell, Mary Kay Place, Meredith Vieira, Ryan Seacrest, Kristen Schaal, Larry King, Chris Miller

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : C-

“..THERE IS NO happy ending for the "Shrek" franchise..”
by Charlie McCollum [San Jose Mercury News]
Review rate : C

“..There is a pervasive sense in "Shrek 4" that the title character, a onetime antidote to soulless corporate animation, has become what he once detested..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
2 of 4

“..The whole thing feels listless and uninspired, and the outcome is painfully predictable..”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret News]
2 of 4

“..The magic is gone. Like its watermelon-headed hero, "Shrek Forever After" has the midlife blahs..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
Review rate : B-

“..the magic is gone, and Shrek Forever After is no longer an ogre phenomenon to reckon with. Instead, it's a Hot Swamp Time Machine..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 4

“..Shrek Forever After is - forgive me - mediogre at best..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 4

“..It's a perfectly acceptable family-friendly summer sequel, which is likely all the filmmakers hoped for..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 4

“..It's a fun ride..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2.5 of 4

“..In the fourth and ostensibly final installment, Shrek and company still have some appeal, but the energy is lacking and the fun feels forced..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 4

“..If this really is the final chapter, may he finally rest in peace..”
by Janice Page [Boston Globe]
4 of 5

“..Happily, it's a move that revives our aging ogre, and renews his flagging franchise..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
2.5 of 5

“..downright exhausted..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2.5 of 4

“..Although the new Shrek will likely equally enchant the very young, it holds less interest for adults than the three that preceded it..”
by Rob Salem [Toronto Star]
2.5 of 4

“..All of this would be extremely irritating, and easy to dismiss as cynical manipulation of the moviegoing public - except for the fact that even recycled "Shrek" is still pretty funny, and that kids will thoroughly enjoy it..”
by Moira Macdonald [Seattle Times]
3 of 4

“.."Forever After" is not the revelation that the first Shrek was, but it more than holds its own against the first sequel and stomps all over "Shrek the Third"..”
by Cathy Jakicic [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
4 of 5

“.."Forever After" comes back with more heart and much of the kick-in-the-pop-culture-keister cleverness that made the greenish brute such a breath of fresh air when "Shrek" first blew into town nearly a decade ago..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]

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