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Charlie's Angels Reviews

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
February 9, 2006
This is nothing but trailer moments. Ex-pop video director McG couldn't organise a pillow fight in a bedding factory.
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June 30, 2003
Charlie's Angels is like a Hong Kong flick but without the bogus spirituality and excruciating schlock-pop ballads.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
A speedy, ask-no-questions pop contrivance that, as long as it keeps sparkling and whirling, continually amuses.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 22, 2002
The cast members seem to be having a high old time, and with sharper dialogue, an even higher time might have been had by all.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 8, 2001
These kickass Barbies bring heart to a machine-tooled genre.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
The good-natured humor of its three stars, who appear to be having a gas playing these ridiculous figures, goes a long way in overcoming the bad jokes and even worse plot twists.
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
While the initial three-on-one fight between the Angels and Glover is an outright hoot, the excess, the sameness and the lack of so much as a bruise from all of it on any Angel T or A gets numbing.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Sure, it's easy on the eyes, but would a little brains be too much to ask?
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Charlie's Angels is ... Cameron Diaz's movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
The fact that Charlie's Angels amounts to little more than disarming patchwork scarcely seems to matter because it's so easy to ride the trio's exhilarating acrobatics and deftly self-mocking sex-kitten moves.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Charlie's Angels is like the trailer for a video game movie, lacking only the video game, and the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Christopher Kelly
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
January 1, 2000
So what if it arrives in theaters about five months late? Charlie's Angels is still the best movie of the summer.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
I guess I'm just supposed to sit back and enjoy it, but somehow I feel exploited.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
As a director, McG is far too hyperactive to hold the story together neatly.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The good news about Charlie's Angels: The gals are fab. And so's the movie.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 1, 2000
This choppily edited film looks like confetti.
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Funny, fast-paced, occasionally exciting, and you can't take your eyes off it.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
You'd have to be a hopeless curmudgeon not to be entertained on some juvenile level by this motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Jokey homage? Hong Kong action blowout? What's going on here?
| Original Score: 50/100
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
The funniest pop-culture romp since Austin Powers first pranced down Carnaby Street.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
A no-brainer, it definitely is. But you'll leave the theater with a smile.
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Moira MacDonald
Film.com
January 1, 2000
An amiable mess.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
An utter debacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: B
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
There's no grace or wit here, no surprise -- and not even much nostalgia.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
An immensely entertaining movie.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
January 1, 2000
Forty years from now, academics may want to deconstruct this movie into semiotic sushi ... For now, it's best that you turn off your brain and dip into the meringue.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
[McG] is in way over his head.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
It beats the similar opener to this year's Mission: Impossible 2 and it could make you wonder if Bond has ever done it better.
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Charlie's Angels is something rare: a mess of a movie that is somehow infectious, and infectious not despite the mess, but because of it.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
This entertaining confection possesses the substance of the TV show, the pacing of a Hong Kong actioner and the production values of a James Bond thriller.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
The kind of self-reflective exercise The Last Action Hero could only dream of being.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
This would have made a great summer movie.
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January 1, 2000
Despite the fact that the film loses its razor sharp pacing and muddles its storyline, the movie still features plenty of big explosions, loud music and bare flesh.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Charlie's Angels is utterly good-hearted, mildly naughty fun that moves along at a cracking pace to the tune of a trendy pop score.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Though all this is fun and engaging in short bursts ... it wears thin and strains our patience when stretched to cover even this film's brief 92-minute length.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5