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Shrek Forever After [2010]

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The fourth movie of the animated series finds Shrek (Mike Myers) and Fiona (Cameron Diaz) with three children and comfortable in the daily routines of married life, but Shrek gets a hankering for the way things used to be, when everybody was afraid of him and he could do whatever he wanted to. When he makes a deal with the conniving Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) without reading the fine print, he finds himself in an alternate universe where no one knows who he is, not even Fiona. Desperate to get back to his real life, he must find a way break this spell. Also with the voices of Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Jon Hamm, Kristen Schaal, Julie Andrews and John Cleese. Directed by Mike Mitchell. [1:34 - PG]

DUELING CRITICS

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"Hilarious and heartfelt from start to finish, this is the best Shrek of them all, and that's no fairy tale...If Shrek Forever After is to really be the ending for this terrific franchise, it's definitely a happy one."

- Pete Hammond

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"Tired? This series is as exhausted as Shrek after a day of baby wrangling and diaper changing. Just writing about the movie is making me as dozy as the back row of an eighth-grade math class on a warm afternoon."

- Kyle Smith



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CRITICAL CONSENSUS

Pete Hammond | Boxoffice Magazine
Steve Persall | St. Petersburg Times
Peter Rainer | Christian Science Monitor
Michelle Orange | Movieline
Elizabeth Weitzman | New York Daily News
James Berardinelli | ReelViews
Rene Rodriguez | Miami Herald
Michael O'Sullivan | Washington Post
Stephen Cole | The Globe and Mail
Mary Elizabeth Williams | Salon.com
Betsy Sharkey | Los Angeles Times
Stephen Holden | The New York Times
M. E. Russell | Portland Oregonian
Lisa Schwarzbaum | Entertainment Weekly
Steven Rea | Philadelphia Inquirer
Joe Williams | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Claudia Puig | USA Today
Mike Scott | New Orleans Times-Picayune
Peter Travers | Rolling Stone
Amy Biancolli | San Francisco Chronicle
Janice Page | Boston Globe
Mary Pols | Time
Lawrence Toppman | Charlotte Observer
Marjorie Baumgarten | Austin Chronicle
Ernest Hardy | Village Voice
Frank Scheck | Hollywood Reporter
John Anderson | Variety
Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic
Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
Tasha Robinson | Onion AV Club
David Fear | Time Out New York
Joe Morgenstern | Wall Street Journal
Kyle Smith | New York Post


































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