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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Mike Myers
Antonio Banderas
Cameron Diaz
Eddie Murphy
Justin Timberlake
Directors
Raman Hui
Chris Miller
Screenwriters
Jeffrey Price
Peter S Seaman
Jon Zack
Running Time
93 minutes

Shrek The Third
Is a second return to Far, Far Away Far, Far Too Much?


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Shrek The Third

Plot
With the frog-king (Cleese) dying, it dawns on Shrek (Myers) that he’s next in line to be monarch – something he’s keen to avoid. When he sets off to track down the only other living heir, Fiona’s cousin Artie (Timberlake), Prince Charming (Everett) unites all the fairy-tale world’s bad guys and takes Far, Far Away by storm. Even worse, Fiona (Diaz) tells Shrek she’s pregnant…


Verdict
Another summer threequel, another case of slipping standards – not so much in the visuals, which remain predictably impressive, but in the all-important gag rate. To waste both Donkey and Puss is a crime…


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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