Charlie's Angels

Critics Consensus

Earnest and energetic, if a bit uneven, Elizabeth Banks's pulpy Charlie's Angels adds new flair to the franchise with fun performances from its three leads.

52%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 225

78%

Audience Score

Verified Ratings: 2,619

Where to watch

Show all services

Other Movies

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Charlie's Angels Videos

Charlie's Angels Photos

Movie Info

Director Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as the next generation of fearless Charlie's Angels take flight. In Banks' bold vision, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world's smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere. The screenplay is by Elizabeth Banks from a story by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn.

Cast

News & Interviews for Charlie's Angels

Critic Reviews for Charlie's Angels

All Critics (225) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (117) | Rotten (108)

Audience Reviews for Charlie's Angels

  • Jun 07, 2020
    I really did want to like it. So many of these girl-power-team-up action films that we've gotten in the past decade feel so hollow. Don't get me wrong, I know there is a huge sect of assholes that were absolutely unwilling to ever give this movie a chance, and had pre-ordained that it would be terrible and they hate it before a single frame was shot, and that almost every single dude in that sect made that decision specifically because of the fact that it's a movie with women in the forefront, and it is good and right to target those dudes with your derision. But having actually watched it... Yeah it's feminism with a teeny splash of gay but like... It's a very corporate feminism and a very under-the-rug-able gay. Which isn't good, but could have been fine, except that it was the only thing that I was looking forward to, and also seems to be what makes Charlie's Angels think it has done enough. But it's so boardroom driven and paper-thin, which I could hack if the actual plot was any good or any number of other things that you normally look to a movie for, but by and large those aspects aren't just hollow, they're straight-up bad.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2019
    Where exactly did this go so wrong? The rebooted Charlie's Angels is based on a property that the general public has little investment in 2019 and it seems like nobody was aching for another movie. The 2000s Angels movies were fun and had some big names attached and was the debut for music video director McG, a guy who knew his way around visual decadence. I think the first wrong step was hiring Elizabeth Banks to both write and direct. Banks has been a highly successful actress and recently directed Pitch Perfect 2, but a spy thriller is another matter entirely, and the end results of the new Angels doesn't help. Scene to scene, timing and shot selections just feel off, and there's one sequence I'll use as an example of the whole. Sabina (Kristen Stewart) is chasing after a bad guy. He's in a car and she's on a horse. You would naturally think, given that dynamic, you'd want to showcase the speed and fluidity of the horse with wider shots, the horse getting closer, and yet the camera jumbles between awkward close-ups, clumsily edited together, sapping all energy from the action and making me wonder if there were logistics challenges to cut around. The action is so lackluster but the story is needlessly convoluted and unclear, with things meant to be revelations that I thought were obvious, and things that the movie thought were explained that were very much inexplicable. Sabina and Jane (Ella Balsinka) just assume Elana (Naomi Scott), a tech engineer roped into an adventure, will just pick up on things without explaining. They leave her a package of mints that aren't really mints but she, and we, don't know what they're for. The rules are unclear and there are so few setups and payoffs. At no point does the movie give me anything to grab onto, whether it's a interesting set piece, a villain with a colorful personality, or some surprise turn. This is a very thoroughly bland movie that seems to serve its feminist message above all else, sacrificing action, comedy, and good plotting along the way to beat the drum. I'm on Banks' side here, but there were moments that just made me roll my eyes with how heavy-handed the "girls can do it too" message was, like a montage of women across the world doing things like science and sports and friendship; it felt like I was watching a campaign commercial. The cast is the real highlight and they have a charming chemistry. The end credits present Elana going through a series of Kingsman-style trials to enter Angel Academy, and that's when I yelled, "This is the movie I should have been seeing! Angel Academy!" The 2019 Charlie's Angels reboot is a wash. The humor is strained, the high-tech gadgets and spy set pieces are so haphazard, the plot is convoluted without being intriguing, and there just isn't a feel for the material from Banks. It doesn't fail because it's too woke, or whatever the self-pittying Men Rights Activists of Twitter claim, but because it didn't know how to be the movie it wanted to be. Nate's Grade: C-
    Nate Z Super Reviewer

Charlie's Angels Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides