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  • Summary: The fairy tale continues as everyone's favorite ogre faces his greatest challenge of all -- the inlaws! (DreamWorks)
  • Director: Andrew Adamson
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Animation, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 93 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    100
    Just as funny, sweet and engaging as the first film starring the big galoot.
  2. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    90
    I wasn't prepared for the slap-happy brilliance of Shrek 2, which should ideally be seen twice--once with kids, once savored at something like a midnight show.
  3. 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    80
    This wonderfully animated movie is a little more softly pitched than its predecessor, but it still has plenty of rollicking spin on the ball.
  5. 75
    With its appealing blend of animated comedy, romance, and adventure, Shrek 2 follows the formula of its predecessor while maintaining enough originality not to come across as a direct copy.
  6. Certainly Shrek 2 offers rambunctious fun, but there is also something dishonest about its blending of mockery and sentimentality. It lacks both the courage to be truly ugly and the heart to be genuinely beautiful.
  7. One wishes the same wit and energy had gone into the story. That's Shrek 2 in a nutshell -- very pretty to look at, very hard to care for.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 127
  1. 10
    While I liked the first Shrek movie, I thought the movie was really overrated. This movie however, is the only Shrek movie I believe deserves a 10. Funnier jokes, Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots, I actually love this movie! Expand
  2. DaveH
    10
    Although I'm not a fan of Shrek movies anymore, I'm disagreeing on the fact people saying it wasn't as good as the first one. This movie is way better than the first Shrek, more family friendly, had more characters, more beautiful locations and a lot of humor. I'm giving it a 10 because it gave me lots of laughs 5 years ago but not now, after all, the big three animated comedies (Shrek 2, Simpsons Movie, Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs) dont have that much replayability as other cool films like Curse of the Black Pearl. Expand
  3. 10
    A wonderful movie full of spirit. The plot is great as it continues to use satire on fairtytales. Very funny and the music is what makes it excellent. Action packed and sweet. Expand
  4. LilyO.
    9
    Though this film is not as ood as it's predecessor Shrek 2 is nearly there.
  5. JeremyE
    9
    ok seriously, what are these critics smoking??? this is sooo much funnier than the first one
  6. "Shrek 2" is just a hilarious comedy hit, and while it feels somewhat similar to its original, new characters do shine Puss in Boots as an example. It's formula to appeal to adults and children at the same time works, and while it may feel a tad too familiar to the first; it can still appeal to all ages. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    4
    A bit funny, but the first one it's that good that leaves Shrek 2 in the dust.

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