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43 Ratings: 4.0
A movie directed by Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

Set in a strange, colorful land populated by fairy tale characters, SHREK is a hilarious comedy that will win over audiences of children and adults alike. Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) is a fearsome green ogre living in isolation in his own cozy little … see full wiki

Tags: Movies, Comedies
Director: Andrew Adamson
Genre: Family
Release Date: 2001, May 18, 2001
MPAA Rating: PG
7 reviews about Shrek
Quick Tip by . May 04, 2011
One of those rare occasions where I dramatically disagreed with society, I found SHREK to be entirely predicable and, rarely, engaging. The jabs at the commercialization of fairy tales (aka Disneyland, Universal Theme Parks, etc.) were wonderful touches for the adults in the audience, but they were lessened by the idiocy of fart and/or belch jokes. Alas, Eddie Murphy voices one of the major characters for the CGI flick, and I believe he maintains a clause in his contract for a relative number of …
review by . December 01, 2008
The vocalizations really make this movie. Being a rabid Mike Myers fan I think he did an awesome job with Shrek, but Eddie Murphy really stole the show with Donkey. Especially his spiel about Parfaits. You can see the actors characteristics coming out in the animation also, especially Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona. Shrek must leave his swamp and rescue Princess Fiona from her imprisonment in a Dragon guarded castle, and take her to Lord Farquaad so that he can have his swamp back again. He winds …
review by . December 04, 2007
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I thought I had ordered Shrek 3 from NetFlix but received the first one instead. I had seen it earlier and since I truly enjoyed it, I decided to watch it again. And guess what? It was just as entertaining as I remembered.    Shrek is so "ugly he's cute" and the wise-cracking Donkey is hilarious. They make unlikely traveling companions as Donkey attaches himself to Shrek as he heads off to regain his swamp by bringing a princess to a scheming lord who fancies himself to be the …
review by . January 28, 2002
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I missed Shrek at the movies, and just ordered the DVD the other day. What a great effort - not only cutting edge CGI with authentic hair (the holy grail of computer graphics, so I'm told by my techno-friends), but it's very very funny. Mike Myers manages to play it almost completely straight (super Scottish accent though!) and Eddie Murphy makes the funkiest donkey you'll ever see. And a great cameo from the three cockney blind mice. Nice job.If only Peter Jackson had paid attention to Shrek when …
review by . December 22, 2001
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SHREK is one of the best movies of 2001. Granted it's a CGI film. However, before the holiday season, there weren't many movies to arrive in theatres in 2001 that were so entertaining for both children and adults. Like The Simpsons, The Muppets, Veggie Tales, and the TOY STORY films, SHREK contains a lot of obvious humor that kids seem to enjoy (especially the fart jokes), but also tons of jokes that most children won't get, but that adults will chuckle at.The basic plot of the movie is this. Shrek …
review by . July 05, 2001
Pros: wonderful animation, great characters, unusual     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: This movie is wonderfully animated and very entertaining for viewers of all ages.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. Shrek is an animated movie, but it is not just for children. It involves humor that is both sophisticated and basic to please all ages in the audience. Mike Myers is the voice of Shrek, a lonely …
review by . June 09, 2001
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Pros: Very well done animation - very funny     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: Good animation, great characters, funny script. A real winner all around.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. Just because this is an animated movie - folks will think that it's a kids fil - WRONG. There are many points about this film that aren't suited for kiddies. Mature kids over 12 maybe.      …
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