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D.E.B.S. Reviews

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Time Out
November 17, 2011
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Anna Smith
Time Out
August 16, 2007
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
January 7, 2006
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
May 20, 2005
It's so spoofy it's difficult to call 'good' or even 'bad'; just say it's smooth.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 28, 2005
Is it a satire of stupid movies? Is it just a stupid movie?
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
March 25, 2005
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 | Original Score: 1/4
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
March 25, 2005
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
March 25, 2005
A prime example of a dispiriting trend: movies whose primary point of reference is other movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
March 25, 2005
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.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 25, 2005
Most of the second half is taken up by the surprisingly sticky, amateurishly acted love story about desperate lovers on opposite sides of the law, and there are long stretches without laughs.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 25, 2005
Cute, campy and as proudly insubstantial as its heroines' micro-miniskirts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 25, 2005
The character traits of the D.E.B.S. are only slightly more useful than the color-coded uniforms of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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USA Today
March 24, 2005
Plays less like a send-up of Charlie's Angels than one of the endless D-list satires that clogged theaters 40 years ago near the end of the 007-inspired spy cycle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 24, 2005
A heat-free pseudo-lesbian spoof of Charlie's Angels by way of Heathers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
March 24, 2005
Unexpectedly fresh, thanks mostly to the sweetly exuberant love story at its center.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 24, 2005
You might think there's no downside to a movie that peeks up the skirts of babes in micro-minis, but writer-director Angela Robinson's dimwitted satire is libido-killing proof to the contrary.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
March 24, 2005
A former short film stretched beyond the interest of its wanly amusing riffs, it settles for easy, familiar jokes and slack storyline tension.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
March 24, 2005
A hideously unfunny spy spoof.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
March 24, 2005
Even if it doesn't add up to a whole lot, the movie is content to tickle you gently more than jab you in the ribs. These days, that's saying a lot. Alas.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
March 24, 2005
Robinson never lets her feature film debut -- expanded from a festival short after drawing raves at Sundance 2003 -- stray too far from its satiric base.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 23, 2005
The movie has no wit, no charm, no cleverness, no traction. Simply put, it is no fun.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
March 22, 2005
'Did you go to Dalton?' If you did, and played Buffy beer shots at your safety school, this one's for you.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 17, 2005
D.E.B.S. stands for 'Discipline, Energy, Beauty, Strength' -- none of which is remotely detectable in a single frame.
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David Rooney
Variety
March 16, 2005
A disarmingly silly confection.
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
February 18, 2004
Delirious sendup of girl-power films.