Bend It Like Beckham Reviews

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November 10, 2020
For any film to be a great sports film it must have staying power, beyond ample training montages and a great comeback game, and Bend It Like Beckham has all of that in spades and more.
April 17, 2020
An unashamedly feel-good soccer comedy that is sharper than Cristiano Ronaldo's latest haircut, has better vision than your average linesman and is more uplifting than winning on penalties in extra time.
February 26, 2020
Beckham pointedly punctures English, Indian, and immigrant foibles despite a few jokes that are broad enough to hit the side of a barn.
December 21, 2019
Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha has infused Bend It Like Beckham with a feel-good, uplifting feel that generally proves difficult to resist...
January 3, 2019
The film caricaturises every character, save the lead players and their sympathisers, in the most obvious manner.
October 14, 2010
Superb tale of a girl's struggle for her dreams.
April 29, 2009
Is satisfying and all the while entertaining to watch from start to finish...
August 1, 2008
A comedy with heart and substance.
August 1, 2008
The acting is as nimble as the footwork.
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.
March 26, 2007
Fine character work by Juliet Stevenson, Archie Panjabi, and Bollywood regular Anupam Kher makes this well worth seeing.
March 26, 2007
More rooted in small-screen sitcom than anything deeper.
December 30, 2006
Delightfully upbeat, it will send you back out onto the street grinning from ear to ear.
Top Critic
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.
December 1, 2005
Formulaico do incio ao fim, no convence nem mesmo em suas seqncias envolvendo futebol %u2013 apesar da boa dinmica entre Nagra e Knightley.
July 5, 2005
March 5, 2005
It reminds you why these formulas are still around, because every now and then, they really do work.
October 7, 2004
Suffice it to say this is a delightful, uplifting treat, whether you like soccer or not (and I don't).
September 30, 2004
its irresistible charms and performances are what linger and make Beckham a popcorn, er, samosa flick worth savoring.
August 7, 2004
Every generation has to discover the same clichs that were drummed into previous generations, and kids could do worse than to learn them from this film.
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