Cartoonish Charlie's Angels with lesbians.
| Original Score: 2/5
Never really amounts to anything comedic or entertaining.
Pretty disarming overall, and has a nicely satiric edge to it.
It still has some of the fun jokes and the carefree, slam-bang premise, but lacks the punch of its predecessor.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
It's corny, clichéd, and often an absolute hoot.
It's campy, but it isn't a camp classic.
| Original Score: C+
With the fun, nonstop momentum of a Saturday morning cartoon, D.E.B.S. makes you forgive most of its shortcomings.
It wants to be funny, or, failing that, at least fun, and yet it is neither.
| Original Score: 1/5
It's so spoofy it's difficult to call 'good' or even 'bad'; just say it's smooth.
The material feels stretched thin over feature length, and indeed, it was a short film first and should've stayed that way
Works perfectly well as a 10-minute short film (with four of those minutes consumed by the opening and closing credits), but flunks out as a 91-minute feature.
| Original Score: 1/4
Charlie's Angels written as a teen comedy and re-enacted by Barbie dolls.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
A funky cast and promising send-up material of girl-power films can't save D.E.B.S.
...lacks in energy, top-notch humor and ultimately...a story...
| Original Score: 5/10
[A] cheering reminder of what can be done by clever people with a small budget and a lot of enthusiasm.
| Original Score: 3/5
Is it a satire of stupid movies? Is it just a stupid movie?
The silliest spy spoof centered around a chaste lesbian love story that I've ever seen.
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.
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.
A prime example of a dispiriting trend: movies whose primary point of reference is other movies.