Shrek

Shrek

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A magical land requires the help of the most unlikeliest of heroes, a grumpy ogre named Shrek, in this DreamWorks animated fairy tale satire. More

In a faraway land called Duloc, a heartless ruler, the diminutive Lord Farquaad, has banished all the fairy tale beings from the land so it can be as boring as he is. And then there's Shrek, a disgusting green ogre who lives in a swamp. One day, he finds that all the kingdom's banished fairtale creatures have ended up in his swamp. To get rid of them, Shrek agrees with Lord Farquaad that he will find Princess Fiona and bring her back to the kingdom so that Farquaad can marry her. And so his adventure begins...

Shrek was the very first film to win Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards when the category was first introduced in 2001.

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2000Rating: PG, Low level violence, Low level coarse language90 minsUSADreamWorks Animation
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

However much Shrek might expand the visual palette of computer animation, much more important is the wit and compassion the CG animators at PDI/DreamWorks bring to this fractured fairy tale.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The witty, fractured fairy tale, Shrek has a solid base of clever writing.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Beating up on the irritatingly dainty Disney trademarks is nothing new; it's just that it has rarely been done with the demolition-derby zest of Shrek.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Toy Story 2 had a higher in-jokes/laughs ratio without straining to demonstrate its hipness or to evoke heartfelt emotions.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Much of it seems a little sad, a deconstructivist overlay of jaded irony.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Jolly and wicked, filled with sly in-jokes and yet somehow possessing a heart.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Beautifully written, gloriously animated and tastily subversive.

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