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Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Entertainment Weekly
February 4, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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April 16, 2008
It's like a third-rate Austin Powers picture cut to the whacking, attention-deficit-disorder tempo of Moulin Rouge.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's a bombastic blast while it lasts.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 3, 2003
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
July 2, 2003
A loud and frequently funny clown show.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 30, 2003
It's like a whole movie done by Maxim magazine.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
June 28, 2003
In Full Throttle, returning director McG works much harder, for only about half the effect.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
June 27, 2003
Don't expect the giddy charm of the first film.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
June 27, 2003
A nearly two-hour exercise in chaotic action and coarse, annoyingly coy sexuality.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
June 27, 2003
Hard-sell and impersonal, the second Angels outing may be full throttle, but it's running on an empty tank.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
June 27, 2003
[A] seizure-inducing extreme fashion show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 27, 2003
As a movie, it's a mess, but there's a loopy spirit to it that's infectious, and the giggly camaraderie of its heroines shines through, like sunlight over a junkyard.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 27, 2003
This is something rare: a movie that insulates itself against its own rottenness by being lousy by design.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 27, 2003
Gleefully airheaded and slick.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 27, 2003
Most action flicks, even the wildest ones, try to get you to go along with their over-the-top contortions. But the action scenes in Full Throttle don't even attempt to be plausible. And that's just why they're so much fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
June 27, 2003
Twice the splash and half the goofy charm of the first Charlie's Angels.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 27, 2003
An excuse for a spectacular series of costume and hair changes, not-so-spectacular stunts and a parade of pointless celebrity cameos.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
June 27, 2003
As its own collection of Angels' Greatest Hits, Full Throttle winds up embracing the spirit of the original TV series, supplanting it and gleefully eviscerating it.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
June 27, 2003
The movie is a giant goof, and a good one, as long as you're in the mood to play along.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
June 27, 2003
There's nothing pleasurable about the noise, aggressive cutting and assaultive, comic-book action.
| Original Score: D
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 27, 2003
Like the first Angels movie, it is purposely vacant and proudly shallow, a silly piece of cinematic cotton candy and a blast if you're in the mood for such nonsense.
| Original Score: B
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
June 27, 2003
Full Throttle is self-deprecating without being smug about it, a movie that knows how not only to make a joke but to take a joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 27, 2003
The goodness of Full Throttle resides not in its being good but in the joyous spirit with which its stars go at playing Angels.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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June 27, 2003
Somehow this movie manages to be sassy yet completely juvenile, smart yet moronic, and totally mindless all the way -- yet very entertaining.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 27, 2003
Harmless, brainless, good-natured fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 27, 2003
The movie's glee is contagious.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
June 27, 2003
Loud but listless, this sequel plays like coming attractions for a movie that never shows up.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 27, 2003
Has its moments, but never takes wing.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
June 27, 2003
A high-speed rehash with the emphasis on hash.
| Original Score: C-
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
June 26, 2003
This movie actually feels more like a sequel to the original television show than the one that came out 2 1/2 years ago.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
June 26, 2003
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is like eating a bowl of Honeycomb drenched in Red Bull -- a dizzying mouthful of unabashed silliness that leads to an equally precipitous crash once the buzz wears off after the film's first hour.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
June 26, 2003
Despite the fact that a group of gifted professionals created exactly the cinematic effects they were after, it's hard to take great pleasure in what's been achieved.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
June 26, 2003
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle bears a queasy resemblance to the worst of Burt Reynolds. It's this summer's Cannonball Run.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 26, 2003
Watching Full Throttle is like being pummeled for two hours with a feather duster. It leaves no scars, but you do feel the pain.
| Original Score: 1/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
June 26, 2003
Full Throttle is a movie cut like a trailer -- and doesn't everyone say the trailers are better than the movies?
| Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 26, 2003
A wildly expensive collection of cheap thrills delivered with verve and a solid sense of irony.
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
June 26, 2003
Sometimes, you have the misfortune of ending up in a cinema with an incessantly crying baby close at hand. And sometimes, that wailing brat is the movie itself.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 26, 2003
As a whole, the movie is an irritating blend of little things that work and big things that don't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
June 26, 2003
There wasn't much story in the first installment, even less this time, and what's here doesn't make a lick of sense.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Amy Dawes
Variety
June 23, 2003
Bigger, sleeker and better than the first, sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is a joyride of a movie that takes the winning elements of the year 2000 hit to the next level.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
June 23, 2003
Watching Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is like being trapped inside a pinball machine operated by a 6-year-old having a sugar rush.