"You're a monster!!"
Reviewed May 30, 2001 - Check out the Shrek Website.
Studio Synopsis: Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ornery ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers) whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. There are blind mice in his food, a big, bad wolf in his bed, three little homeless pigs and more, all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). Determined to save their home--not to mention his own--Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) to be Farquaad's bride. Accompanying him on his mission is wisecracking Donkey (Eddie Murphy), who will do anything for Shrek... except shut up. Rescuing the Princess from a fire-breathing dragon may prove the least of their problems when the deep, dark secret she has been keeping is revealed.
Fuzzydog Review: Incredible animation, great voice-over performances and a truly wonderful story make Shrek one of those films that everyone (adults and kids alike) will just love to love. This movie is warm, funny and romantic...but with a sassy, edgy sensibility that keeps it from becoming too sugary. Mike Myers (as Shrek) and Eddie Murphy (as the talking donkey) are the real highlights of this film, but the story itself deserves credit for much of the entertainment value. Heroes, tyrants, ogres, princesses and dragons...and a tortured gingerbread man. What more could you want in a twisted animated tale?? :)
Responses from cyberspace--thanks for writing!
email@example.com gives this movie stars: "it was ok" (8/16/01)
hammerfacedbabboon gives this movie star: "Well duh! How am I supposed to know, it isn't even out in the UK yet!" (6/19/01)
firstname.lastname@example.org gives this movie stars: "Shrek reeks the humour that only Toy Story was capable of. An animation that would appeal moreso to the adults than the kids. It was a fine piece of animation, with a brilliantly original story (although bordering on corny at the very end) but nothing lets this film down. Scenes of pure hilarity hit us when we least expect it, and there are some classic moments in the film - just from memory, i can name a few: Cameron Diaz going into a song and dance number in the beauty of nature, only to blow up a hummingbird...Robin Hood's dance sequence...and a wrestling sequence that was pure comedy. This film deserves all the attention its getting, and it is pushed along by the comedic talents (and voices) of Eddie Murphy and Mike Myers as the lead characters, an ogre and a donkey." (6/9/01)