Variety - 04/22/2010
"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..."
Hollywood Reporter - 04/21/2010
"The 3D effects are undeniably impressive....The estimable voice talents have their acts down cold, with each one again providing invaluable contributions..."
Box Office - 05/05/2010 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..."
New York Times - 05/19/2010
"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."
Wall Street Journal - 05/21/2010
"[Fiona is] voiced appealingly as before by Cameron Diaz....[With] toy-like landscapes rendered in enchanting colors..."
Rolling Stone - 05/27/2010
"[T]his one is in 3-D -- the real deal, not a retrofit -- that makes the action pop....It's a fun ride."
Washington Post - 05/21/2010 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."
Los Angeles Times - 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."
Movieline - 05/20/2010
"[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."
Empire - 06/25/2010 4 stars out of 5 -- "DreamWorks could be entering a period of fresh creativity....[A] balanced, darker-hued and very funny Shrek finale..."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2010
"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."
After the success of the first three films in the Shrek series, a fourth entry appears with more adventures of Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, and Puss in Boots. But in addition to all the laughs the first three films have brought, SHREK FOREVER AFTER features a whole new element in the series: 3-D animation.