Shrek Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for Shrek the Movie

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3.33333333333333 4.0 from 3 reviews

Animated tale from DreamWorks about a grumpy green ogre, Shrek (Myers), who's upset when some annoying fairy types overrun his swamp. So he makes a deal with the local hotshot, Lord Farquaad (Lithgow), to save his home by rescuing Princess Fiona (Diaz) from a tower that's guarded by your not-so-basic dragon type so Farquaad can marry her. Along as Shrek's unwelcome sidekick is a smart-mouthed donkey (Murphy), who insists on helping the ogre out. This one has some eye-popping visuals as well as inside jokes (and digs at Disney) to keep the adults amused. Based (loosely) on the children's book by William Steig.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 89 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Animation & Cartoons, Royalty, Dragons, Rescue Missions, Fantasy, Top Grossing Films of 2001, Dreamworks Animated Movies
Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Roger S.H. Schulman, Joe Stillman
Andrew Adamson, Victoria Jenson
Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell
Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel, Kathleen Freeman, Conrad Vernon, Sim Evan-Jones, Guillaume Aretos, Douglas Rogers, James Hegedus, Ken Bielenberg
Aron Warner, John H. Williams, Jeffrey Katzenberg, PDI, Dreamworks Pictures


Oscars 2001: Animated Film; British Acad. 2001: Adapt. Screenplay; L.A. Film Critics 2001: Animated Film; Broadcast Film Critics 2001: Animated Film.

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