A green ogre (Mike Myers), his new wife (Cameron Diaz) and a donkey (Eddie Murphy) find adventure while visiting his in-laws.
" Somebody warn Ellen Degeneres that her brief reign as best supporting cartoon voice is now in jeopardy. "
" This fractured, very showbizzy deconstruction of fairy tales is in many ways the Godfather: Part II of animations -- it tops its successful predecessor. "
" The Shrek franchise is alive and well -- Model 2 is zippier, sleeker, with ever-improving graphics, vast commercial potential and the same sly ability to reach out and hook the whole family. "
" The sequel doesn't feel like recycled pixie dust thanks to lovably loony new characters and a story crammed with enough pop-culture references to make Quentin Tarantino cry uncle. "
" Sharply funny. "
" The animation is still startlingly good and that, as well as the occasional bursts of wit, keeps Shrek 2 afloat. "
" The animation's slick in a cautious, cute, conventional kind of way, and some scenes are really very funny. "
" Manages to undo much of what made its predecessor such a computer-generated joy ride. "
" This wonderfully animated movie is a little more softly pitched than its predecessor, but it still has plenty of rollicking spin on the ball. "
" One of the funniest movies I've seen in years. But I'm far from sure that it's a kids' movie anymore. "
" A sequel that is better and funnier than the original. "
" The sequel to the 2001 computer-animated hit is just as fast, funny and smart as fans were hoping it would be. "
" It's not quite as emotionally rounded as Shrek was, but it's got heart and delirium in equal doses, as well as a firecracker rhythm all its own. "
" Shrek 2 is thoroughly enjoyable and will keep audiences of all ages laughing. "
" Should ideally be seen twice -- once with kids, once savored at something like a midnight show. "
" Like the first movie this is unassailable family entertainment, with a gentle fairy tale for kids and a raft of mildly satirical pop-culture references for parents. "
" Gags that feel tired, too many musical interludes, a story that doesn't really progress from the first film -- Shrek 2 feels a day late and an enchanted princess short. "
" Is it going too far out on a beanstalk to say that Shrek 2 is one of the most mature movies about adult relationships ever made? "
" Delivers more fun than there is slime in a green ogre's swamp. "
" Entertaining enough. "
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