Jim Farber
May 14, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Shrek 2

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
93 minutes
Wide Release Date
05/19/04
performer
Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, Larry King, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Saunders
director
Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon
distributor
Dreamworks Distribution L.L.C.
author
J. David Stem, Joe Stillman, David N. Weiss
genre
Kids and Family, Animation, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B+

Any soundtrack to a family movie that includes classic tracks from Tom Waits and Nick Cave isn’t just making a creative statement — it’s doing a public service. It’s equally exciting to expose America’s preteens (and post-middle-agers) to strong new songs from the Eels and Joseph Arthur. The Shrek 2 CD also offers a terrifically theatrical redo of ”Changes” by David Bowie and young Australian chanteuse Butterfly Boucher, plus a snappy new single from Counting Crows. As animated accompaniments go, this one rivals the sophistication of ”The Simpsons.”

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