Shrek Forever After
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A domesticated Shrek hatches a plan to recapture his mojo and discovers what life in Far Far Away land would have been like had he never existed in this final chapter of the popular animated film series. There used to be a time when the villagers would run in terror at the mere mention of the name Shrek, but these days the big green ogre is married to Princess Fiona and raising triplets. Maintaining your fierce public persona is no simple task when you're juggling infants and changing diapers, so when Shrek realizes that nobody is afraid of him anymore he recruits mischief-maker… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An entertaining conclusion to the franchise -- one that parents should happily endure. But let's hope that's all, folks."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"[It] kind of engaged me a little bit."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"Shrek Forever After is a very mediocre affair, with crummy 3D and a real lack of laughs."
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
"Shrek Forever After is the latest in a long, mediocre tradition. What charms it does have can't really compete with the charms it doesn't have."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"Reveals an urge by the filmmakers to wipe the slate clean, as large an admission that the series is out of ideas as one could get. That said, all involved do try to make the most of it."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"By the middle of the second act, Forever After finally finds its groove, becoming mildly amusing (the actors -- Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas -- are in fine form) but never rising to the inspired heights of the original."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"It's no classic, but Shrek Forever After is a pleasant reminder that every time a cash register rings, this ogre turns angelic."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
""Shrek Forever After" feels more like a direct-to-video release than one that should have been put in theaters."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"DreamWorks and the unlovable ogre lose the plot."
‑ Don Groves,
"...sweet and gentle, and the conclusion, while expected, carries a good deal of touching sentiment."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"This one had the same paucity in wit and script issues as the whole Shrek series."
‑ Michael Phillips, At the Movies
"Shrek Forever After wanders far, far away from the infectious and propulsive zing that we've come to expect over the past nine years."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Shrek Forever After is a fairy tale ending for the series."
‑ Mayer Nissim, Digital Spy
"Shrek's inspired mash-up of the world of fairy tales and contemporary pop culture is now yielding diminishing returns."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"It's sweet, mildly funny, and a pleasant enough farewell from these once beloved characters. But there's a somewhat melancholy tone to the proceedings, as we watch this franchise try to hold onto its final shreds of dignity."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
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