Shrek the Third
Shrek the Third (2007)

When Shrek married Fiona, the last thing he had in mind was becoming the next King. But when Shrek's father-in-law, King Harold, suddenly croaks, that is exactly what he faces. Unless Shrek (with the help of his trusted companions… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 18, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Shrek the Third has pop culture potshots galore, but at the expense of the heart, charm, and wit that made the first two Shreks classics.

Bob Mondello

Apart from some modestly amusing princess shtick and a pleasantly slapsticky opening, there's no real reason for anyone over the age of 11 to see this one.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Computer-generated animated movies with wall-to-wall jokes can be excruciating, but these jokes are the funniest money can buy.

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Tony Delgado
Digital Spy

With a plot lacking no urgency, Shrek 3 is a well-animated film containing a few standout, but ultimately throwaway sequences that don't do enough to sustain our interest.

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David Ansen

This is a very skillfully made corporate product, but I wonder who, exactly, will be fully satisfied.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This is the most visually impressive Shrek yet. It's also the least inspired.

Fernando F. Croce

Computer-animated ugliness

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Derek Adams
Time Out

A shame it lacks the smart sassiness of its predecessors. Time to call time, we think.

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David Denby
New Yorker

The plot material isn't as strong as in the first two movies -- if anything, it feels a bit desperate -- but the anti-Disney joke blunderbuss remains in good working order.

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

From its humble, elegant origins as a slim children's book by William Steig, Shrek has metastasized into a symptom of and metaphor for the entertainment industry and modern culture in general.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
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Eugene Bernabe
It lacks the magic the two films possessed, period. Shrek the Third, although has it's powerful cast (with new additions) stumbles upon its stalling story… More
Carlos Magalh„es
What used to be fresh and witty in the first two films gives place to a stupid slapstick humor full of fart and poop jokes, lacking most of the cleverness of… More
Film Crazy
not as good as the first 2
Daniel Mumby
One of the most disappointing things that can happen to a film series is when commercial pressures begin to dictate the creative shape of sequels. While many… More
Dead Angel
It was okay. A bit gross. Not as funny as the other ones.