Shrek the Third

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

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

PG 2007 93 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 46 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 118 reviews

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age 4+
Rated PG

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Too much consumerism
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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.
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