Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. 30
    Bad as it may be, though, the film falls that one precious inch shy of being quite so awful that it achieves cult status; in short, it's just not bad enough to be any good.
  2. 20
    A promotional tool that establishes its superfluousness simply by existing, this clumsy, smirking movie has a bitter soul.
  3. 12
    They're so detached they can't even successfully lip-synch their own songs.
  4. Reviewed by: Keven McAlester
    10
    Rarely has one movie seemed so predestined to reduce any and all attempted criticism to so many column inches of impotent gibberish.
  5. 50
    Shabbily filmed, thoroughly harmless Official Product.
  6. 50
    Although the film is clearly trying to follow in the footsteps of the Beatles' classic, it's several long strides behind, lacking the same sense of originality, spontaneity, high energy, and joi de vivre.
  7. Reviewed by: Lori Leibovich
    50
    There are several non sequitur subplots woven together -- and that, along with a dearth of acting talent, is Spice World's biggest flaw.
  8. A joyous, hilarious send-up of rock star pretensions and an enchanting celebration of "girl power" in pop culture.
  9. Reviewed by: Craig Marine
    75
    Without much of a plot to speak of and relying almost entirely on the girls' star power and charisma - which they have in spades - turns out to be a truly entertaining movie for anyone with even a bare knowledge of the Spice Girls' history, which in this age of absolute over-saturation, is hard to avoid.
  10. Critic-proof, devoid of plot or acting, and quick to mock anyone who might make something of it.
  11. Disarmingly, the film thus acknowledges the Spice Girls' flash-in-the-pan status and lets them kid around about their frankly synthetic career.
  12. 10
    The director is Bob Spiers, though it's hard to judge whether he actually turned up on the set.
  13. 50
    It's all pure, brainless fluff, but it's unpretentious and "Wannabe" is damnably catchy.
  14. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    The movie essentially mirrors the non-diva, down-to-earth personalities on which their act is based, and which include a sizable amount of self-parody.
  15. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    0
    The Spice Girls' mistake masquerading as a movie, is so bad that it makes the Village People's "Can't Stop the Music" look like "Citizen Kane."
  16. About as awful and shamelessly pandering as a fanzine movie could dare to be.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. JJ
    Sep 5, 2006
    10
    Good fun & the girls weren't scared of taking the mickey out of themselves.
  2. Dec 14, 2012
    10
    If you take it for what it is, it is a great movie. It wasn't meant to be a masterpiece and the tongue in cheek script shows that, it wasIf you take it for what it is, it is a great movie. It wasn't meant to be a masterpiece and the tongue in cheek script shows that, it was meant to be stupid and they state that multiple times during the film. Full Review »
  3. Jul 18, 2013
    3
    With The Spice Girls at the height of their popularity a movie was sadly inevitable and it was as bad as everyone expected. Fans of the popWith The Spice Girls at the height of their popularity a movie was sadly inevitable and it was as bad as everyone expected. Fans of the pop band may get some enjoyment from it but with celebrity cameo after celebrity cameo it is a mess of a movie with very few funny moments. Full Review »