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Spice World Reviews

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Paul Tatara
June 21, 2016
"What's the plot?" you may be asking. Well so am I.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
June 21, 2016
A promotional tool that establishes its superfluousness simply by existing, this clumsy, smirking movie has a bitter soul.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 21, 2016
Full of silly, swirling fantasy sequences and breezy backstage glimpses into their ``lives'' - not to mention an album's worth of new tunes - Spice World offers a fanciful view of fame and female camaraderie in the fabulous '90s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
June 21, 2016
Spice World is a smart vehicle for the Girls, a cheerful and occasionally witty self-parody that does for the Spices what Help! and A Hard Day's Night did for the Beatles.
Sean Piccoli
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
June 21, 2016
Spiers makes what was conceived by the Fullers as an album plug play as an actual movie. Though it will doubtless pain many a critic to say so, Spice World is a kick.
Andrew Collins
Radio Times
June 21, 2016
The first (and as it transpired only) feature film to exploit the enormous success of pop quintet the Spice Girls, this is an attempt to capture the comedic style of the Beatles films, and not nearly as bad as it might have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Kronke
Los Angeles Times
June 21, 2016
A movie about four months too late to endure in the pop-culture annals and about four stars too short to be a four-star movie.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 21, 2016
As an example of pop-culture debris, Spice World is absolutely perfect. Without, of course, being any good.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
June 21, 2016
The result is tiresome and a blown opportunity to launch the group to an entirely new audience. And I suspect those who already are fans will learn nothing new about their "Girl Power" heroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
June 21, 2016
Spice World is about as awful and shamelessly pandering as a fanzine movie could dare to be.
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Loony mockumentary captures Spice Girl fever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
May 19, 2009
This movie wasn't so much written as dripped. It's a fine waste of time for nine-year-olds.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jon Popick
January 7, 2009
I actually prayed for the songs. The singing scenes were far less vapid than the ones where the acting was trying to happen.
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Derek Elley
July 22, 2008
Spice World will delight the Fab Five's pre-pubescent fans, recall fond memories of the '60s to those who actually lived through them, and be forgotten within six months.
Jesse Hassenger
October 17, 2007
Probably a coin-toss victory against a Spice Babies Saturday morning cartoon.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Spiers' pseudo-documentary bubble-and-squeak allows the girls to dress up, dress down, change identities, ride around in a Union Jack bus, rub shoulders with a large cameo cast, and indulge in vacuous banter. Help!
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Spice World works because it has the foresight to play with the manufactured-ness of the group, and of the movie itself.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
...loose and junky, and one wonders what could have happened had the Spice Girls turned out to be as interesting as the Beatles
| Original Score: C+
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
November 20, 2003
The Spice Girls play themselves with no particular distinction.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
February 2, 2003
GENIUS! Of some sort, anyway.
| Original Score: 5/5
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