Puss in Boots

October 28th, 2011


Puss in Boots

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A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 6.8/10 (27,222 voted)

Critic's Score: 65/100

Director: Chris Miller

Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis

Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive. While trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, the hero crosses paths with his female match, Kitty Softpaws, who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty. Memories of friendship and betrayal enlarges Puss' doubt, but he eventually agrees to help the egg get the magic beans. Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant's castle, nab the golden goose, and clear Puss' name.

Writers: Charles Perrault, William Davies

Antonio Banderas - Puss in Boots (voice)
Salma Hayek - Kitty Softpaws (voice)
Zach Galifianakis - Humpty Dumpty (voice)
Billy Bob Thornton - Jack (voice)
Amy Sedaris - Jill (voice)
Constance Marie - Imelda (voice)
Guillermo del Toro - Moustache Man / Comandate (voice)
Mike Mitchell - Andy Beanstalk (voice)
Rich Dietl - Bounty Hunter (voice)
Ryan Crego - Luis (voice)
Tom Wheeler - Bartender / Hotel Owner / Mean Boy / Wagon Driver / Rodrigo (voice)
Conrad Vernon - Raoul / Soldier (voice)
Tom McGrath - Bar Thief (voice)
Bob Joles - Guiseppe (voice)
Latifa Ouaou - Crazy Woman / Mean Girl / Milk Lady / Little Boy (voice)

Taglines: Rebel. Lover. Hero.


Official Website: Official site | Official site [France] |

Release Date: 28 October 2011

Box Office Details

Budget: $130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $34,077,439 (USA) (30 October 2011) (3952 Screens)

Gross: $149,074,002 (USA) (19 February 2012)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

One of the women of San Ricardo describes Puss's boots as being made of soft, Corinthian leather. This is a reference to the Chrysler Cordoba commercial of 1975 starring Ricardo Montalban. He described the seats as being made of "soft, Corinthian leather".

Continuity: When Kitty Softpaws breaks Puss out of jail she throws him his boots, hat, and sword but no belt. He then starts to walk towards her but with no belt. He is then heard putting the sword onto his belt and when he is in full view again he is wearing a belt.

Raoul: [taking an inventory of Puss in Boots' items before placing him in jail] ... one bottle of catnip!
Puss in Boots: It's for my glaucoma.

User Review

Fun Movie for Kids and Adults

Rating: 9/10

Puss in Boots was what I expected - interesting characters, some great laughs (including the Shrek-like humor for adults only), and an interesting backstory. Unfortunately, no cameos from major Shrek characters (I always get a kick out of Gingy).

Antonio Banderas does a great job voicing the "hero" Puss, and the movie provides Puss' history with some good laughs and great images. The big eyes look of the adult Puss is topped by the young Puss, and we learn how Puss received his name and his boots.

Humpty Dumpty is Puss' long-time friend, who becomes jealous of the young hero Puss and betrays him. But, Humpty Dumpty returns with a plan to achieve their lifelong goal - get the goose that lays the golden eggs. Humpty Dumpty has some funny lines and great visual humor. My favorite was Humpty wearing a golden egg costume.

Joining the adventure and rounding out the trio is Kitty Soft Paws, who transitions from Puss' nemesis to love interest. The pair has some great chemistry for animated characters. Their adventures include run-ins with Jack & Jill (not what anyone will expect), magic beans, the beanstalk, and the goose that lays the golden egg.

Overall, kids and adults will love the movie for its humor, cute characters, and action. Puss in Boots is a worthy spin-off of Shrek. And, the movie has a great message about learning from our mistakes, retribution, and making good choices.


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