'Puss in Boots' Critic Reviews

87%
MovieWeb:   6 reviews
84%
Rotten Tomatoes:   143 reviews
  • Anton Bitel Little White Lies
    60
    this western-parodying cat-with-too-many-names is closer to Rango than to anything from the Kingdom of Far Far Away.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Lisa Giles-Keddie Real.com
    80
    Chaotic yet beautifully arranged, sensuous yet innocent ... Cat lovers will be in kitty heaven.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Robbie Collin Daily Telegraph
    40
    Most of the jokes fit into two categories: "Ha ha, he's Spanish" and "Ha ha, he's a cat".
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Sam Bathe Fan The Fire
    80
    What the film boast in charm and exuberance, it sadly lacks in emotional core, and while there isn't really any depth to the bonds formed over the 90 minutes, it's still a great family-friendly action-comedy.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Alan Jones Radio Times
    80
    That suave, scene-stealing cat from Shrek 2 finally gets his own swashbuckling adventure and it couldn't be a more colourful feline fairy tale.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Christopher Tookey Daily Mail [UK]
    40
    Though Puss was an entertaining subsidiary character in Shrek 2, he fails to convince as a leading character.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Tim Evans Sky Movies
    60
    Purr-fect fun for rugrats mourning the end of the Shrek series.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Matthew Turner ViewLondon
    60
    Entertaining spin-off enlivened by a terrific voice performance from Shrek scene-stealer Antonio Banderas and colourful animation work but the script is weak and the film blows all its best gags early on.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Film4
    70
    It may be ogre-free, but it's a monster of a movie.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Cynthia Fuchs PopMatters
    Puss in Boots is a Shrek spin-off, which might seem pointless in addition to predictable.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Anna Smith Time Out
    60
    'Puss in Boots' is uneven, but when it's on course, cat fans will be in heaven.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Thomas Caldwell Cinema Autopsy
    60
    For a film with many stylistic, thematic and tonal inconsistencies, it is still good fun.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Olly Richards Empire Magazine
    60
    Like most kittens, it's not always perfectly behaved, but at least this new Puss adventure doesn't have you reaching for the cinematic spray bottle.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Simon Miraudo Quickflix
    50
    Where the visuals fail, the script does not pick up the slack. [The] screenplay plods along, and not even the occasional prison-rape joke can make it come to life.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Andrew L. Urban Urban Cinefile
    Our expectations have not been satisfied; the character of Puss in Boots has been diminished, the story is trite and meaningless and the hero's journey we expected is a lame duck
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Louise Keller Urban Cinefile
    Audiences of every age can delight in the antics, adventures and cattitude of the lovable Puss in Boots.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • John Beifuss Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
    75
    Unlike most digital cartoon featues, this is an utterly unpretentious film devoted almost entirely to comedy and action, with little moralizing.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • David Stratton At the Movies (Australia)
    70
    Mostly this is lots of frenetic fun, and Puss himself is a terrific hero. The animation, seen in 3D in many cinemas, is splendid.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall
    70
    This Shrek spin-off continues the theme of mashing up fairy tales with movie genres, and while there's a slightly stale odour lingering through this prequel, it's also witty enough to keep us laughing.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Jeff Bayer The Scorecard Review
    70
    It falls short of 'Rango,' 'Kung Fu Panda 2' and 'Winnie the Pooh,' but not by a lot. It's fast, entertaining, and funny.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Charlie Lyne Ultra Culture
    Time and time again, Puss coats his true desires in a thick veneer of synthetic heterosexuality.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Bruce Bennett Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
    75
    The 3D treatment is fine, but not necessary to enjoy this most cuddly of kitty concoctions.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Matt Brunson Creative Loafing
    50
    For the most part, the stale wisecracks are on the order of "First rule of Bean Club: You do not talk about Bean Club."
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Tennis Cinemaclips.com
    60
    While not the purrfect family entertainment, Puss In Boots does spin a delightful yarn.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Robert Roten Laramie Movie Scope
    67
    There are some good fight scenes, some nice dance numbers and a lot of swashbuckling in this film.
    Full Review » 3 years ago