Puss in Boots Reviews

  • In the Shrek films, the joke of Puss in Boots, with his trilled consonants and penchant for chest-puffing sword duels, is that no one this cuddly should try to be this dashing. But in Puss in Boots, that joke wears out its welcome in 15 minutes.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • A cheerfully chaotic jumble of fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters parachuted into a Spanish storybook setting.

    Stephen Holden — New York Times

  • With his impeccable comic timing and lyrical Spanish accent, Banderas' swashbuckling charmer is an undeniable treat.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Almost shockingly good. And not just because a lot of you will approach it with lowered expectations.

    Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post

  • "Puss in Boots'' doesn't break any new ground in the storytelling department, and its reliance on go-go-go state-of-the-art action sequences grows wearying by the end, but the movie has a devilish wit that works for parent and child alike...

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • It's always a pleasure to find a family film that respects its audience all the way up the line.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • Puss made his debut in "Shrek 2," then did time in the two decreasingly funny sequels. Now he's got a movie of his own, and not a moment too soon.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • Puss in Boots prances along on three basic truths. One, cats are funny. Two, vain Spanish cats in high-heeled musketeer boots are even funnier. Lastly, booted, vain Spanish cats voiced by a breathy Antonio Banderas are flat-out hilarious.

    Amy Biancolli — Houston Chronicle

  • It would overstate matters to say Puss in Boots leaves its cat holding the bag (we had to get that in). But it also leaves its hero awaiting a richer fable, one befitting his charms and his portrayer's talents.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • ...simple, sincere and largely innocent.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • Remember that toy where you yank a string and hear the sound of a barnyard animal? "Puss in Boots" has about half as much entertainment value.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • As good as Banderas and Hayek are together, Galifianakis is better, making Humpty-Dumpty, of all people, one of the more intriguing animated characters to come along in awhile. He's a nice surprise.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Puss' origin story could easily stand on its own -- a testament to clever writing on the part of its creative team and an irresistible central performance by Antonio Banderas.

    Peter Debruge — Variety

  • Basically, this toon is a tired riff on Sergio Leone's spaghetti Westerns, punctuated by more puns and cat jokes than you can shake a litter box at.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • The cat came back. Good thing, too.

    Linda Barnard — Toronto Star

  • The character may be here to save the day, but the movie's only here to pass the time and it does that just fine.

    William Goss — Film.com

  • The moment that Puss made his debut in Shrek 2, dramatically voiced by Antonio Banderas, and all but walked away with the picture, it was clear that DreamWorks Animation had created a resonant character.

    Leonard Maltin — indieWIRE

  • It's the morally-cracked Humpty who provides the film's emotional trajectory. Puss in Boots is a fun feline frolic -- with just a little egg on its face.

    Jennie Punter — Globe and Mail

  • Colorful, clever enough, free of cloying showbiz in-jokes, action-packed without being ridiculous about it and even well choreographed...

    Todd McCarthy — Hollywood Reporter

  • For quick, lively, family friendly entertainment, "Puss in Boots" works just fine, even in 3-D, which is integrated thoughtfully into the narrative and doesn't just feel like a gimmick.

    Christy Lemire — Associated Press

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