'Puss In Boots'
Director: Chris Miller
Rated: PG for some adventure action and mild rude humor.
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zack Galifianakis
Common Sense Media rating: On for 6+
Moviefone Says: With so many sequels flooding the theaters, 'Puss in Boots' sounded like a set up for disappointment, but leave it to Antonio Banderas and his pitch–purrfect voice to make this 'Shrek' spinoff a worthy successor to the Dreamworks franchise. In this prequel to Puss in Boots meeting up with the lovable green ogre, we get to see exactly why the fierce feline is such a dashing warrior cat. He grew up in an orphanage with his best friend Humpty Dumpty (Galifianakis) and once saved the town in an act of courage so great that it earned him those signature leather boots. Eventually Puss is run out of town in disgrace after Humpty involves him in a heist that goes awry. Years later, a mysterious cat burglar named Kitty Softpaws (Hayek) entices Puss to reteam with Humpty for one last score -- to steal three magical beans from Jack and Jill (Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris). Of course, nothing goes exactly as planned. With his lilting Spanish accent and his obvious love of the character, Banderas makes Puss one irresistible hero, and the movie, like all of the 'Shrek' flicks, has plenty of humor targeted at adults, so parents and kids will get a kick out of the kitty hijinks.