Bend It like Beckham Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
October 14, 2010
Superb tale of a girl's struggle for her dreams.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Is satisfying and all the while entertaining to watch from start to finish...

Film4
August 1, 2008
A comedy with heart and substance.
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Jumana Farouky
TIME Magazine
August 1, 2008
The acting is as nimble as the footwork.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
June 9, 2008
Chadha does a decent job directing, while Parminder Nagra does a good job acting. The movie's main problem is that it's a little more fussy than it needs to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 26, 2007
Fine character work by Juliet Stevenson, Archie Panjabi, and Bollywood regular Anupam Kher makes this well worth seeing.
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Delightfully upbeat, it will send you back out onto the street grinning from ear to ear.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Nagra and Knightley have winning personalities, but credit should also go to writer/director Chadha for getting the balance right between humour and pathos, and sporting and romantic action.

Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 5, 2005
It reminds you why these formulas are still around, because every now and then, they really do work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
October 7, 2004
Suffice it to say this is a delightful, uplifting treat, whether you like soccer or not (and I don't).
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative
September 30, 2004
its irresistible charms and performances are what linger and make Beckham a popcorn, er, samosa flick worth savoring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
Every generation has to discover the same clichés that were drummed into previous generations, and kids could do worse than to learn them from this film.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 30, 2004
The enchanting performance by Parminder Nagra gives the movie a ton of heart and soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 2, 2003
'Es una cinta para sentirse bien, divertirse, pasar un buen rato y salir con una honesta sonrisa en la boca, dejando los problemas a un lado por un buen rato'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 25, 2003
A 'feel good movie' of the very best kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
September 10, 2003
It's a warm fun movie with a good sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Chadha makes a film with something in short supply in American teen-targeted films: class.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
September 5, 2003
All that fancy footwork, wow! And a mature story that manages to rise above the typical teen fare. And Freddy Prinze, Jr. isn't anywhere to be found.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 8, 2003
As Spencer Tracy once said of Katharine Hepburn, there's not much meat there, but what's there is choice.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 18, 2008

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003

Baltimore Sun
April 4, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 4, 2003
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