User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 116 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 116
  2. Negative: 16 out of 116

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  1. JoeA.
    Oct 25, 2003
    4
    OK plot but predictable. Is it just me, or are the English accents so heavy you miss half the dialog?
  2. JamesN.
    Nov 2, 2003
    5
    Well intentioned but sooo predictable. Happy ethnic cliches with happy happy ending.
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. Director and co-writer Gurinder Chadha continues in the vein of her previous movies, "What's Cooking?" and "Bhaji on the Beach," exploring with humor and compassion how cultures adapt in foreign climes.
  2. Lightweight, thoroughly charming fluff.
  3. 50
    Bend It Like Beckham is supposedly a movie about youth; its biggest shortcoming is that it rarely feels young.