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Spice World Reviews

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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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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Spice World" is obviously intended as a ripoff of A Hard Day's Night, which gave the Beatles to the movies. They should have ripped off more -- everything they could get their hands on.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The only people who are likely to be able to sit through Spice World without casting numerous yearning glances at the exit are those who number themselves among the group's legion of die-hard fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
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
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
January 1, 2000
If what you really really want is a mindless hyperactive romp about a quintet of British songbirds with flippy hair, flirty costumes, monster shoes and minute talent, then enter Spice World.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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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!
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Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly
January 23, 1998
Ultimately, Spice World's real analogue isn't A Hard Day's Night but the cruddy, engagingly lightweight cash-ins that followed, from Freddie and the Dreamers' Seaside Swingers all the way to The Monkees on TV.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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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.
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
January 1, 2000
Spice World is about as close as you can come to absolutely nothing and still manage to have a product to show on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jesse Hassenger
Filmcritic.com
October 17, 2007
Probably a coin-toss victory against a Spice Babies Saturday morning cartoon.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
September 2, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
June 14, 2001
Three people in the audience danced at the finale, too, male and female, so it couldn't have sucked. Pay a buck, take a load off, sip a soda, and enjoy it for what it is.
Full Review| Original Score: 2
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
It's the Spice Girls' music that is the movie's reason for being. It is fast-paced and upbeat, and the movie sags noticeably between songs.
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 31, 2005
| Original Score: 0/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Talk about a movie that seemed dated before it even hit the theaters!
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 1, 2000
Spice World is a disjointed mess. Loved the girls, hated the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lori Leibovich
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Is there a plot sandwiched between the numerous costume changes? Actually, there are several non sequitur subplots woven together -- and that, along with a dearth of acting talent, is Spice World's biggest flaw.
January 1, 2000
It's all pure, brainless fluff, but it's unpretentious and "Wannabe" is damnably catchy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Macdonald
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
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