Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 88
    An unreasonably entertaining movie, causing you perhaps to revise your notions about women's Roller Derby, assuming you have any.
  2. 88
    Sweet without being sticky and funny without getting silly, Whip It introduces Barrymore as a director with a keen eye, a good ear for tone and an inspired touch with actors.
  3. Barrymore is terrific with her actors, finding moments for even the smallest supporting players.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 102 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. DougG
    Oct 23, 2009
    Not sure why this movie is so highly rated. The words and actions of the characters make no sense. Even my girlfirend agreed. We rolled our eyes at each other at least 5 times during the movie. Full Review »
  2. EdwardK
    Oct 21, 2009
    A coming-of-age comedy that doesn't break much new ground, Whip It! did what it wants to do well enough to keep me interested throughout the film. It features another excellent performance from Ellen Page. Full Review »
  3. May 31, 2014
    Let me first state I don't like dramas and really only if there good will I manage to somewhat enjoy them this movie was fairly good I liked the story and the humor also the competition was fun to watch as well it kept the cliche love stuff to a minimum which is very fortunate I'd recommend watching this especially if your an Ellen Page fan like I am Full Review »