Parents' Guide to

Shrek the Third

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Cute but not as fun as past movies; some cartoon violence.

Movie PG 2007 93 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 6+
Nothing this movie says or does is emotional, memorable, or funny. It doesn't have a good villain and it's filled with bodily fluid jokes that is in no way necessary or funny but it is the type of humor a very young kid would enjoy but it does have a few adult references like when Shrek asks how did this happen (he is referring to Fiona being pregnant) and puss in boots (a character from the film) starts explaining the process thought Shrek does stop him by saying I know how it happened before he gets to the dirty part. Overall it's just not a good movie.
age 4+

Not the Best Shrek

Adults might be bored. Our 5 year old girl and 7 year old son barely sat through it. They both enjoyed the original Shrek and somewhat less the 2nd Shrek. As the series goes on the kids are liking it less. So much so that they now have no desire to see Shrek 4. So Shrek 3 probably killed the franchise for us.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (71 ):

It's not an animated masterpiece like the enchanting first two classics, but it's still one of those rare films that everyone from preschoolers to grandparents will find irresistibly amusing.

The princess-in-peril subplot proves to be the most entertaining, and one of the movie's most memorable moments is Snow White summoning her woodland animal friends with a sweet high-pitched song, only to start belting out Fergie's cover of "Barracuda" as she storms the castle. Parents also will get a kick out of the other hits on the soundtrack. Wings' "Live and Let Die" accompanies a key scene, and Donkey sings Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle" after hearing Shrek's daddy issues. But the slightly watered-down third installment really isn't an improvement on its predecessors.

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