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The True Story of Puss 'n Boots

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Truly awful version of the classic fairy tale.

Movie NR 2011 79 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

Saw this 10 years ago and I'm still pissed off

I was in school when we got told that we were going to see puss in boots at the cinema and we all went under the assumption that it was the good one. It was not. We all got clickbaited the hardest that I've ever been clickbaited. One kid got sent home because he was so outraged. Pretty sure I blacked out because the only thing I remember is the open picture where the so called "puss" popped up and thats all I remember. I put the age 18+ for it becauee no one should see this and that is the highest age I could go. I am still mourning the loss of time I got from this.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 5+

Less entertaining then the stomach flu

I once had a piece of glass stuck in my eye, that experience was more fun then this movie. I begged my 8 year old to shut if off, I think he may have been keeping it on as long as he did just to torture me. The animation looked like a video game cut scene on a 3DO, the voice acting was horrific. The character design was a bizarre mix of big headed and big butted people. I suspect that the English script was created by putting the original French script into google translate and just hitting "I feel lucky". My 8 year old boy described it as Puss and Boots mixed with Barbie(the single greatest insult an 8 year old boy can use to describe a movie). It made my one year old cry. It made me cry!! Showing this movie to people may be considered torture and a war crime! Other activities more enjoyable then watching this movie; Playing hit Dad in the crotch with a baseball bat, Cleaning a toilet, Poisonous snake juggling, Explaining the birds and the bees to a 6 year old, Ebola, A Zombie Apocalypse

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (11):

Loosely based on the Charles Perrault fairy tale, everything about this film is sub-standard. Nothing is original, clever, or memorable. William Shatner's falsetto, improvisational performance as Puss will disappoint even his most loyal fans.

The story as rewritten is not easy to follow. Characters are sent on missions that have no purpose. People appear in unlikely places and disappear without explanation. The iconic cat seems to have no magical powers and certainly has no charm. An effort has been made to update this story with a modern-day princess and modern dance moves, but since nothing else has been modernized, it's a wasted effort. There is really nothing at all to recommend this sorry version of the classic story.

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