Disarmingly, the film thus acknowledges the Spice Girls' flash-in-the-pan status and lets them kid around about their frankly synthetic career.
Although the film is clearly trying to follow in the footsteps of the Beatles' classic, it's several long strides behind, lacking the same sense of originality, spontaneity, high energy, and joi de vivre.
Ty BurrEntertainment Weekly
Shabbily filmed, thoroughly harmless Official Product.
There are several non sequitur subplots woven together -- and that, along with a dearth of acting talent, is Spice World's biggest flaw.