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D.E.B.S. (2004)



Critic Consensus: Lacking enough material for a full-length movie, D.E.B.S. is short on both plot and laughs.

Movie Info

Filmmaker Angela Robinson writes and directs the action comedy D.E.B.S., a feature-length adaptation of her award-winning short film produced by a grant from POWER UP (Professional Organization of Women in Entertainment Reaching Up). This 90-minute spy parody involves a secret crime-fighting unit made up of sexy schoolgirls Amy (Sara Foster), Dominique (Devon Aoki), Janet (Jill Ritchie), and Max (Meagan Good). A government agency recruited them for the team based on their standardized test scores, which assumed a propensity for lying and thieving. Their assignment is to take down major villain Lucy Diamond (Jordana Brewster). As it turns out, all she really wants to have an illicit affair with D.E.B.S. leader Amy. Michael Clarke Duncan plays the president of D.E.B.S. Academy. D.E.B.S. was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004.more
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Angela Robinson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 14, 2005
Destination Films - Official Site


Jordana Brewster
as Lucy Diamond
Devon Aoki
as Dominique
Holland Taylor
as Mrs. Peatree
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Critic Reviews for D.E.B.S.

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (27)

It's so spoofy it's difficult to call 'good' or even 'bad'; just say it's smooth.

Full Review… | May 20, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

Is it a satire of stupid movies? Is it just a stupid movie?

Full Review… | March 28, 2005
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Only the world of X-rated movies overlooks such flimsiness of plot, absence of acting talent, cheap special effects, banal dialogue and scantily clad young women.

Full Review… | March 25, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The most endearing aspect of D.E.B.S., a sweet-spirited spoof, is that the lesbian romance is played for real, with no nudge-nudge wink-wink irony.

Full Review… | March 25, 2005
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A prime example of a dispiriting trend: movies whose primary point of reference is other movies.

Full Review… | March 25, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Those who are hoodwinked into leaving home for such deliberate mediocrity may get a sense that the movie's biggest joke is at their expense.

Full Review… | March 25, 2005
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for D.E.B.S.

A crazy Charlies Angels meets Heathers meets any number of strange movies with a beautiful cast. Oh yeah and it has Jordana Brewster in it which that alone was enough for me to watch the whole thing. Actually not that bad considering. Was a cute little movie.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

As lightweight as cotton candy with about as much meaning but cute in its flyaway fashion.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


DEBS is a hilarious spoof. Sure, its spoofs Clueless and Charlie's Angels, but throw in Austin Powers-ish James Bonds films too. Oh, and add a dose of comic lesbianism too. I loved everyone in this production, but especially villain Jordana Brewster (of Fast and Furious fame). She far sexier than Goldfinger or Dr. Evil and younger and less villainous than Demi Moore in CA2. Veterans Holland Taylor and Michael Clarke Duncan display unexpected comedic chops in this silly take on the spy genre. Also, while I'm making comparisons, the ending reminds me of Top Gun mixed with Thelma and Louise!

This movie isn't exactly James Bond versus SPECTRE, but those guys never had a bra-snapping scene! So, prepare to be entertained by the smartest sexiest schoolgirls to ever join the espionage game. It's so ridiculous, clichéd, and corny, you have to laugh throughout, but the lesbian relationship angle is handled with surprising maturity. It's a lot of light-hearted fun, and regardless of your sexual orientation, you'll fall in love with Jordana. Maybe it's all part of the designed appeal, but the cheap production quality causes me to deduct a few points.

Clintus M.
Clintus Maximus

Super Reviewer

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