Charlie's Angels

  • 15
  • Joseph McGinty Nichol (2000)
  • US / Ger
  • 94 min
Charlie's Angels
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Film Review
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2 out of 5

This take on one of the most popular TV shows of the 1970s by director McG (Joseph McGinty Nichol) is nothing more than a gossamer-thin, pop culture patchwork. Beginning on a low note of self-referential camp, the movie never aims higher than star and co-producer Drew Barrymore's plunging neckline. She's part of the vampy super agent trio, alongside Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, hired to find a kidnapped software genius - a storyline that twists to jeopardise the life of reclusive head honcho Charlie (voiced as ever by John Forsythe). With its reheated plot, trashy single-entendre humour and ho-hum thrills, this rickety adventure charmlessly sashays its bland way from one kitsch set piece to the next. If a way had been found to spread the good time Diaz is clearly having with her role over this entire disaster, then Charlie's Angels might have been a lot more fun. But it wasn't, leaving this as little more than stultifying eye-candy, brimful of skin-tight costumes, lightweight Bond action and slow-motion hair flips. Thank heavens for Bill Murray, whose reliable presence as Bosley rescues the whole thing from total doom.

Plot Summary

Action comedy adventure based on the 1970s TV series, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, and featuring Bill Murray. When a top computer boffin is kidnapped, crime-busting trio Natalie, Dylan and Alex become involved in a game of betrayal and deception.

Cast and crew


Cameron Diaz
Drew Barrymore
Lucy Liu
Bill Murray
Eric Knox
Sam Rockwell
Roger Corwin
Tim Curry
Vivian Wood
Kelly Lynch
Thin Man
Crispin Glover
Charlie Townsend
John Forsythe
Matt LeBlanc
Mr Jones
L L Cool J


Joseph McGinty Nichol

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia TriStar
Edited for language and violence.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 24 Nov 2000
Certificate 15
Columbia TriStar