"SHREK FOREVER AFTER continues the series' tradition of embellishing its central story with a plethora of sight gags, snarky little asides rooted in fairy-tale revisionism and terrific vocal performances by Murphy and Banderas. They're both hilarious..."
Variety - John Anderson (04/22/2010)
"The 3D effects are undeniably impressive....The estimable voice talents have their acts down cold, with each one again providing invaluable contributions..."
Hollywood Reporter - Frank Scheck (04/21/2010)
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Hilarious and heartfelt from start to finish, this is the best SHREK of them all, and that's no fairy tale. Borrowing liberally from Frank Capra's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, this edition blends big laughs and emotion..."
Box Office - Pete Hammond (05/05/2010)
"What fortifies SHREK FOREVER AFTER are its brilliantly realized principal characters, who nearly a decade after the first SHREK film remain as vital and engaging fusions of image, personality and voice as any characters in the history of animation."
New York Times - Stephen Holden (05/19/2010)
"[Fiona is] voiced appealingly as before by Cameron Diaz....[With] toy-like landscapes rendered in enchanting colors..."
Wall Street Journal (05/21/2010)
"[T]his one is in 3-D -- the real deal, not a retrofit -- that makes the action pop....It's a fun ride."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (05/27/2010)
3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]his SHREK brings the cycle of fairy-tale-themed films to a fine finish....Among the new characters, Rumpelstiltskin makes for a perfect villain."
Washington Post (05/21/2010)
"FOREVER AFTER comes back with more heart and much of the kick-in-the-pop-culture-keister cleverness that made the greenish brute such a breath of fresh air when SHREK first blew into town nearly a decade ago."
Los Angeles Times - Betsy Sharkey (05/21/2010)
"[T]he franchise provides an apt farewell in SHREK FOREVER AFTER....It may also produce the first twinge of nostalgia in the kids who thrilled to the original at a formative age."
Movieline - Michelle Orange (05/20/2010)
4 stars out of 5 -- "DreamWorks could be entering a period of fresh creativity....[A] balanced, darker-hued and very funny Shrek finale..."
Empire - James White (06/25/2010)
"The film does a good job of establishing its adventure-film stakes....The battles in Rumplestiltskin's castle are lively and well mounted, especially in 3D."
Sight and Sound - Andrew Osmond (08/01/2010)