Ogre-whelming fun

'Shrek the Third' delivers some happily-ever-afters

Review A-

May 18, 2007|By Michael Sragow | Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic

Eddie Murphy's lovable, febrile Donkey hasn't lost his kick, and Antonio Banderas' debonair Puss in Boots overflows with a ticklish feline unpredictability. But Mike Myers' Shrek and Cameron Diaz's Fiona supply the comic heart that turns Shrek the Third into a genuine slapstick fairy tale.

With an original story by Andrew Adamson (who went from directing two Shreks to The Chronicles of Narnia), Shrek the Third puts a satisfying spin on the concept of Happily Ever After. It's about loosening the shackles of old scores and fears and taking your destiny into your own hands, paws or claws.

Shrek the Third (DreamWorks) Starring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas. Directed by Chris Miller. Rated PG. Time 87 minutes.

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