Shrek (2001, USA) C-90m. *** D: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson. Starring (the voices of) Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel, Jim Cummings. Big box-office smash about an ogre (Myers), who only wants to be left in peace in his swamp, and must accept a mission by evil count Lithgow to rescue a princess to get just that. Well-animated, funny fairy tale spoof. Good for kids, although only adults will get all of the jokes. Based on the book by William Steig. Winner of the first Best Animated Feature Oscar. Followed by a sequel in 2004.

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