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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Joseph McGinty Nichol (2003)

101min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Who would have thought that director McG could outdo himself in the vapid stakes with the sequel to 2000's vacuous Charlie's Angels? Well, give that man a prize, because despite a higher budget here, he's managed to make the original look like an Oscar winner. More financial flash simply equals more celluloid trash, and no amount of Matrix-style special effects, irritating cameos and tedious skits can disguise that fact. Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu are all very cute as they reprise their special agent roles - this time hunting two stolen rings encrypted with the true identities of incognito federal witnesses - but their endless costume changes and innuendo-riddled dialogue are no substitute for a plot. It's only "fallen" Angel Demi Moore and returning villain Crispin Glover who have any genuine screen presence. Unfortunately, their inadequately scripted roles are entirely ineffective in a picture that's obsessed with style over content.

Summary

The high-kicking trio return, this time to hunt down the villains responsible for stealing two encoded rings containing top-secret information. The case brings them into conflict with a former Angel gone bad, a spurned ex-lover out for revenge and their creepy old enemy the Thin Man. Action adventure sequel, starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, with Demi Moore, John Cleese and Bernie Mac.

Cast & Crew

Natalie Cook Cameron Diaz
Dylan Sanders Drew Barrymore
Alex Munday Lucy Liu
Jimmy Bosley Bernie Mac
The Thin Man Crispin Glover
Seamus O'Grady Justin Theroux
Ray Carter Robert Patrick
Madison Lee Demi Moore
Charlie Townsend John Forsythe
Randy Emmers Rodrigo Santoro
Max Shia LaBeouf
Jason Gibbons Matt LeBlanc
Pete Luke Wilson
Mr Munday John Cleese
Momma Bosley Ja'net DuBois
Roger Wixon Robert Forster
Alan Caulfield Eric Bogosian
Eve Eve
Coal Bowl starter Pink
Mother Superior Carrie Fisher
William Rose Bailey Bruce Willis
Kelly Garrett Jaclyn Smith
Director Joseph McGinty Nichol
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Columbia TriStar Guidance: Nudity, edited for some of its language and violence. Available on: Available on video and DVD Released on: 4 Jul 2003

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