Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 36
  2. Negative: 7 out of 36
Watch On
  1. 88
    A rich blend of humor and heartbreak.
  2. A pepperpot bubbling with pungent insights and sharp wit, Spanglish is about how people, like cultures, are more alike than not.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    88
    The one movie families search for every Christmas for an outing, the way "Something's Gotta Give" was last year and "Jerry Maguire" was in 1996.
  4. 88
    What he's (Brooks) come up with is one of the most humane works ever made about the lives of working mothers.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 49
  2. Negative: 11 out of 49
  1. Mar 1, 2014
    9
    I am not Mexican-American nor am I a huge fan of Adam Sandler, but I found this film to be surprisingly well-made and effective. I found PazI am not Mexican-American nor am I a huge fan of Adam Sandler, but I found this film to be surprisingly well-made and effective. I found Paz Vega in particular very good. Full Review »
  2. Apr 11, 2013
    7
    I have always enjoyed this movie. I enjoy the premiss and the plot is for the most part pretty good. The mom in this movie does bug me but herI have always enjoyed this movie. I enjoy the premiss and the plot is for the most part pretty good. The mom in this movie does bug me but her character is very important and you're not meant to like her all that much. I have watched this movie more than once and it's still a good time to watch a second or third time. I also like to see Adam Sandler in a more serious movie that's not always like his bad comedies. Spanglish is worth watching. Full Review »
  3. Nov 7, 2012
    3
    This movie drove me literally insane. Everything happens so slowly, and everyone struggles so much to build relationships and communicate withThis movie drove me literally insane. Everything happens so slowly, and everyone struggles so much to build relationships and communicate with one another that it is ultimately exasperating. Full Review »