Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. The most exhilarating movie so far this year. It's made up of many familiar elements -- think ''Monsoon Wedding'' meets ''My Beautiful Laundrette'' meets ''Personal Best'' -- yet before long, you catch on to how buoyant and funny and original it is.
  2. Terrifically fun entertainment; wonderfully shot and acted, instilled with spirit and life and able to woo us with its exhuberant freshness.
  3. 88
    I saw more important films at Sundance 2003, but none more purely enjoyable than Bend It Like Beckham, which is just about perfect as a teenage coming-of-age comedy.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    88
    The juxtaposition between the fast-paced plays on the soccer field and the color-drenched, music-infused wedding party is a highlight of this captivating film.
  5. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    88
    Terrifically charming and energetic film.
  6. A joyful celebration of spirit and endurance.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 107 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 59
  2. Negative: 11 out of 59
  1. Jul 28, 2013
    9
    Light-hearted comedy! As an Indian I can completely relate to this movie. Well directed and not-so-bad acting. Not the most innovative movieLight-hearted comedy! As an Indian I can completely relate to this movie. Well directed and not-so-bad acting. Not the most innovative movie but thoroughly enjoyable. Absolutely loved it! Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Mar 10, 2009
    9
    Great movie with plenty of humor. And I'm Indian, so I know how dead on the movie is about revealing Indian culture in the Western Great movie with plenty of humor. And I'm Indian, so I know how dead on the movie is about revealing Indian culture in the Western World. But my parents don't mind when I date white girls. Other than that, it's really accurate. Full Review »
  3. PatriciaC.
    Sep 10, 2007
    10
    What a brilliant film i love jonathan rhys meyers he is so hot and it just shows that women can play football hope there is going to be a What a brilliant film i love jonathan rhys meyers he is so hot and it just shows that women can play football hope there is going to be a second film. Full Review »