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Spice World Reviews

June 21, 2016
"What's the plot?" you may be asking. Well so am I.
June 21, 2016
A promotional tool that establishes its superfluousness simply by existing, this clumsy, smirking movie has a bitter soul.
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
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.
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.
June 21, 2016
As an example of pop-culture debris, Spice World is absolutely perfect. Without, of course, being any good.
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
June 21, 2016
Spice World is about as awful and shamelessly pandering as a fanzine movie could dare to be.
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.
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!
November 20, 2003
The Spice Girls play themselves with no particular distinction.
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.
June 18, 2002
Some of the gags are a riot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 12, 2002
Critic-proof, devoid of plot or acting, and quick to mock anyone who might make something of it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
If the Spice Girls don't precisely act here, they do give extroversion a good name.
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