Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. 80
    Any movie offering a Muzak version of the Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop"warrants an immediate and unqualified recommendation.
  2. Amusingly subversive, thanks to sharp writing and direction, by Mandy Nelson and Francine McDougall, respectively.
  3. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    77
    If you're in the mood for a helping of lite cheesecake, you ought to find plenty of reason to shake your pom-poms.
  4. 75
    It's is not a great high school movie like "Election," but it's alive and risky and saucy.
  5. Fun in its raunchy unwieldiness.
  6. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    Isn't as dark as ''Heathers'' or as witty as ''Clueless,'' but it's at least pointed in that direction.
  7. Ragged but with an appealing comic edge, the movie is certainly funnier than most of the other comedies that studios have tried to keep from critics until opening day.
  8. A cheerleader spoof that starts rousingly, but ends up nearly as shallow as its easy-target subjects.
  9. 60
    Goofy and inconsequential, but pretty damned cute.
  10. For every zinger, there are two flat jokes around the corner.
  11. It's perfectly entertaining (and well-executed) in its cute, undemanding way.
  12. The movie is full of scattershot gags and indifferent acting, but you get the feeling that it's bad on purpose, which makes it, given the number of teenage movies that are terrible by accident, not bad at all.
  13. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    40
    Mandy Nelson's sugar-high bright-'n'-cheerful script takes a series of easy ways out, avoiding completely the prospective pitfalls of having to see any of these characters as complicated, contradictory, not entirely nice or identifiable-with -- actual human beings, in other words.
  14. 30
    This ambiguously pitched comedy--its idea of sexy humor is a cheerleader farting--shoots for camp without bothering with satire.
  15. It means to be knowing and cynical but is just callow.
  16. 20
    Give the girls a cheer, but remember: "Bring It On" is still the poo, Missy. Take a big whiff.
  17. Reviewed by: Caleb Crain
    20
    Sugar & Spice struggles with the existential challenge of individuating five perky white heterosexual girls wearing identical aquamarine miniskirts and halter tops. And that's before they put on their latex "Betty" masks.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. MattS.
    May 25, 2007
    10
    I can't believe how little respect this movie gets. The acting is great and while not as scathing as Election, it's pretty damn I can't believe how little respect this movie gets. The acting is great and while not as scathing as Election, it's pretty damn close. I can't believe the Rolling Stone review makes a comparison to Bring It On (and apparently prefers the latter is even more amazing). There is no similarity between the movies except for the characters happen to be cheerleaders. Full Review »