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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

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  1. 89
    As good, old-fashioned dorkfests go, it doesn't get much better than the National Spelling Bee, with its arcane words, bespectacled competitors, and stinging little bell.
  2. More to the point of this marvelous film, who knew there were kids as heroic, in their various ways, as these valiant super-spellers?
  3. Entertaining documentary.