Bring It On

Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31

Where To Watch

Stream On
Stream On

Critic Reviews

  1. Portland Oregonian
    Reviewed by: Kim Morgan
    83
    The newest, and probably first, true cheerleading movie.
  2. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    80
    The most exuberantly funny and smartest teen movie this summer, which is something to cheer about.
  3. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Kevin Maynard
    77
    Reed's manic direction rarely lets up between show-stopping cheer numbers.
  4. San Francisco Examiner
    Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    75
    An army of rolled abs and their owners give the state of American race relations a beginner's workout.
  5. TNT RoughCut
    Reviewed by: Margueritte Pelissier
    75
    Jokes, cheerleading and a love story...not a bad way to spend a lazy afternoon.
  6. It is Ms. Dunst who carries the movie and unifies its disparate elements. She's a terrific comic actress.
  7. 70
    Unexpected late-summer treat.
  8. Engaging, high-spirited tale.
  9. Smart and sassy high school movie that's fun for all ages.
  10. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Susan Wloszczyna
    63
    It could be worse.
  11. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    63
    A likable, low-budget high school comedy.
  12. 60
    A spoofy paean to cheerfolk that has more bounce per flounce than most tales about teen queens.
  13. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Ron Dicker
    50
    Doesn't break any ground -- but it looks good in a tight sweater.
  14. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    50
    Succeeds in displaying the physical drive and demands of cheerleading.
  15. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Jonathan Foreman
    50
    Essentially a feature-length commercial for both the growing sport of competitive cheerleading and ESPN2 .
  16. A moderately entertaining, mostly inoffensive piece of filmmaking.
  17. Predictable and surprisingly confusing in its ultimate message.
  18. 50
    A strange mutant beast, half Nickelodeon movie, half R-rated comedy. It's like kids with potty-mouth playing grownup.
  19. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    50
    Succeeds in dramatizing the resentment and guilt on all sides without just adding to the noise.
  20. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    50
    Enough pep in this picture to make it rise above teen-movie expectations.
  21. 50
    Has an adolescent energy and a tempered sexuality.
  22. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    50
    She's (Dunst) the big reason the film rises above instantly rejectable formula to campy pop.
  23. The story is as simple as the average football cheer, but the dialogue has amusing echoes of "Clueless," and Dunst and Bradford make a mighty cute couple.
  24. 40
    Starts strong, but then falters.
  25. 40
    She (Dunst) provides the only major element of Bring It On that plays as tweaking parody rather than slick, strident, body-slam churlishness.
  26. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Vicky Edwards
    38
    Absurdly unrealistic at times.
  27. Jumbled and stupid plot, bad acting and a few predictable gags that fall flat.
  28. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Curtis Morgan
    25
    A movie of marginal ambition and multiple cute young faces.
  29. It's not until the plot surfaces that Bring It On really begins to suffer.
User Score
4.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. May 25, 2012
    5
    movie was alright, Kirstin Dunst did a good job, follows your typical teen movie plot set up. acting is a bit spotty, very litlle funnymovie was alright, Kirstin Dunst did a good job, follows your typical teen movie plot set up. acting is a bit spotty, very litlle funny moments, has it's it's moments but falls flat in others, teenage girls will get a kick out of it. everyone else won't Full Review »
  2. KyleighH.
    Feb 11, 2006
    10
    I like this movie. Kirsten Dunst did a excellent job as a high school cheerleader. It's got good choreography, good music, good acting, I like this movie. Kirsten Dunst did a excellent job as a high school cheerleader. It's got good choreography, good music, good acting, and pretty good actors and actresses. I give this movie a 10. Full Review »