Shrek the Third

Theatrical Release: May 18, 2007
DVD Release: November 13, 2007
Shrek the Third


“Shrek the Third” finds Shrek and Fiona reluctantly reigning over Far, Far Away. But if they can find the heir to the throne and bring him back, they can return to their swamp. While Shrek, Donkey and Puss in Boots are in search of the heir, Fiona holds off a coup d’etat by Prince Charming.

Dove Review

“Shrek the Third” is the funniest Shrek movie yet. The audience (me included) roared with laughter at various parts. When the donkey and Puss in Boots exchange personalities the humor goes to another level. The donkey attempts to look as cute as the cat, but he just can’t quite pull it off. The scene of the frog king “croaking” is also hilarious as it takes “physical comedy” to a new animated level.

The film-going audience hasn’t truly lived until they see a baby ogre! The film does have some mild crude humor with flatulence and burps, and Merlin the magician shows up as a bumbling character who casts a few spells which turn out to be quite funny. Some of the older audience members will recognize some of the musical themes which always seem to be inserted at just the right time. We approve this film for ages twelve and above, although parents may feel those close to age twelve may be mature enough to see the film. Get on “ogre” to a theater soon and see it!

Content Description

Sex: Kissing. The topic of where babies come from is mentioned but not much is done with this.
Language: A few minor utterances of words like "poop" and "butt".
Violence: A fist fight in a bar; a few scuffles; a cannon explodes; one character eats gravel with his teeth and some blood appears on his teeth.
Drugs: Beer served in an Inn; one character is obviously drunk; some smoke following some young men out of a carriage - not sure what kind of smoke.
Nudity: Ogre cleavage; mild cleavage on another character; butt crack of a character; ogre's bare chest and legs.
Other: A singing witch at the Inn; mild gross humor with flatulence and burping; a few spells cast by Merlin which are funny; an ugly step-sister looks like a man.


Company: DreamWorks
Writer: Andrew Adamson and Howard Gould and Jeffrey Price
Director: Chris Miller and Raman Hui
Producer: Aron Warner
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 93 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter