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The hard work, dedication, and personal politics behind "rah rah rah!" and "sis boom bah!" go under the microscope in this engaging teen comedy. Torrance Shipman (Kirsten Dunst) discovers that being captain of her San Diego high school's six-time championship-winning cheerleading squad is more complicated than she had imagined. Torrance's parents want her to spend more time on her homework, her boyfriend wants her to spend more time with him, and she learns that the squad's former captain stole some of their best routines from other teams -- and that Isis… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This earnest and arch story -- so fast paced its formulas are wonderfully obscured -- has an adolescent energy and a tempered sexuality, and it's infused with the moral agenda of a warmly didactic sitcom."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Dunst can't really hold pic together."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"There's nothing authentic about Bring It On, which is at its best when completely immersed in satirical superficiality."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"The film just didn't do much to me."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"There may not be any championships in store for this film, but it's definitely a winner."
‑ Eugene Novikov, Film Blather
"Lightweight, but unexpectedly feelgood."
‑ , Time Out
"A pretty good movie aside from all the cheese."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Smart, sassy movie, but expect raunchy humor, language."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"This is one of the most likable [teen films] ever made not starring John Cusack"
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"The dancing is well choreographed, but the story would have better succeeded in choosing an angle or two and sticking with it."
‑ Jeanne Aufmuth, Palo Alto Weekly
"Who would have thought that a film about competing cheerleading squads would turn out to be the one very pleasant surprise in this very dismal summer season of moviegoing?"
‑ Kevin Courrier, Globe and Mail
"The problem with the film is that others have done its routine before, and have done it better."
‑ Vicky Edwards, Chicago Tribune
"The conclusion may be fairly obvious, but it's largely irrelevant in comparison to how uniquely Bring it On characterizes its teens."
‑ Rumsey Taylor, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"...the movie coasts along on a surprisingly clever script and sure-handed direction."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A moderately entertaining, mostly inoffensive piece of filmmaking."
‑ Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle
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