shrek movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Shrek is certainly for families with young children, but you can sure still expect some fairly strong language for a kids’ movie. It’s also excellent, creative and one of the best fairytales ever.


Shrek, a grumpy ogre living in a swamp, must embark on a quest with his new friend donkey to rescue Princess Fiona for the lord to get his swamp back.

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Movie details

Director: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow
Writer: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, Roger S. H. Schulman
Release Date (Australia): 21 June 2001
Runtime: 90 minutes/1h 30m
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film contains fantasy themes including scenes that feature a sense of menace and peril, as well as mild crude humour.

Violence (PG)

The film contains animated violence in the form of wrestling and a character being briefly shot with an arrow.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains use of the words “damn” and “ass”, in addition to a use of the word “crap”.

Nudity (G)

An animated character’s upper buttocks are very briefly viewed.

Sex (G)

The film includes very mild sexual innuendo.

mpaa rating

PG (for language and some crude humor)

Aussie boy's thoughts

A charming fairytale that tweaks the ordinary design of fairytales and constructs creative characters to giggle along with. Shrek successfully nails that, but it’s especially an animated classic just for the hilarious twists and changes throughout a normal fairy tale’s adventure. It’s definitely targeted at families who want a unique sort of fantasy tale; funner quests, great humour and the beloved happy ending.

First approaches the ear-catching voice enactments of brilliant cast members Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz. Animated family stories usually involve spot-on voice performances. Shrek is even more memorable when it comes to this significant component due to the mix of visually epic and hilariously voice-acted characters. Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona, alongside antagonist Lord Farquaad, all fit into one of the wittiest collections of animated characters.

Most people will also remember the bright computer-animation techniques used. And even for adults, Shrek is also very funny, too. But an audience doesn’t have to find a comedy like this funny just to find it superbly entertaining. It’s an excellent example of a creatively perfect fairytale.

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