Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels

Joseph McGinty Nichol (2000)

94min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
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.

Summary

Three private investigators are recruited to rescue a computer genius from the clutches of a rival. They discover there is more at stake than they thought, as the captive genius has created a dangerous piece of software that must not fall into the wrong hands. Action adventure, based on the TV series, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Bill Murray.

Cast & Crew

Natalie Cameron Diaz
Dylan Drew Barrymore
Alex Lucy Liu
Bosley Bill Murray
Eric Knox Sam Rockwell
Roger Corwin Tim Curry
Vivian Wood Kelly Lynch
Thin Man Crispin Glover
Charlie Townsend John Forsythe
Jason Matt LeBlanc
Mr Jones L L Cool J
Director Joseph McGinty Nichol
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Columbia TriStar Guidance: Edited for language and violence. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 24 Nov 2000

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