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Charlie's angels

Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

Get some action.

They're beautiful, they're brilliant and they work for Charlie. In a smart, sexy update of the 70s TV show from celebrated music video director McG, Charlie's angels revolves around three female detectives - Natalie Thompson (Cameron Diaz) the bookworm, Dylan Sanders (Drew Barrymore) the tough girl and Alex Munday (Lucy Liu) the class act - as intelligent and multi-talented as they are ravishingly gorgeous and utterly disarming.

What can be done when Eric Knox (Sam Rockwell), a soon-to-be billionaire, is kidnapped from his own office at Knox Technologies and the company is in jeopardy of losing a billion dollars? Under the sure hand of their suave playboy boss, notorious for his clever ways of avoiding face to face meetings with his employees, the angels use feminine charm, high-tech gadgets and hand to hand combat to save themselves, Charlie and thousands of innocent people.

Persons of interest

  • Cameron Diaz .... Natalie Cook
  • Drew Barrymore .... Dylan Sanders
  • Lucy Liu .... Alex Munday
  • Bill Murray .... John Bosley
  • Sam Rockwell .... Eric Knox
  • Kelly Lynch .... Vivian Wood
  • Tim Curry .... Roger Corwin
  • Crispin Glover .... Thin Man
  • Luke Wilson .... Pete Komisky
  • John Forsythe .... Charles Townsend
  • Matt LeBlanc .... Jason Gibbons
  • Tom Green .... Chad
  • LL Cool J .... Mr Jones
  • Sean Whalen .... Pasqual
  • Ryan Rowe .... Screenwriter
  • Ed Solomon .... Screenwriter
  • McG (Joseph McGinty Nichol) .... Director

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Theatrical report

Candy coated popcorn!

That's right: if you want action, babes, laffs, babes, special effects and babes then Charlie's angels is for you. There's none of that pretentious "this is a serious film with a deep and meaningful message for the women of today" crap, it's a fun piece of mindless entertainment with babes, just like the TV series.

Oh yes, I remembers the TV show; my favourite angel was Farrah Fawcett, possibly because she got married to the Six Million Dollar Man. The fact that she has become a tragic parody of herself just adds extra spice for a bitter and twisted cynic. And at least she wasn't the intellectual one with straight hair whose name no-one can remember.

Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu run with the tongue in cheek script, milking its cheesy pastizzi for all it's worth. Coy looks, tight clothes and no idea about men (other than killing them, of course): what more could you ask for in a woman? Sam Rockwell, I haven't seen since Lawn dogs - in which he was awesome - and while this flick is a step down in the dramatic stakes it certainly does something for his box office pull. That means more work and more art. Cool. Bill Murray? Well, when wasn't he ever Bill Murray?

For maximum enjoyment watch with the giant popcorn and large Coke special deal.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Audio Commentary: Director, Cinematographer
  • Bloopers
  • Deleted scenes
  • Disc: Single sided, dual layer
  • DVD-ROM features
  • Easter eggs
  • Featurettes:
    • Angelic attire
    • Angelic effects
    • Getting G'd up
    • The master and the angels
    • Welcome to angel world
  • Picture: Widescreen (16:9 enhanced)
  • Languages: English, Hungarian
  • Music videos:
    • Independent woman by Destiny's Child
    • Charlie's angels 2000 by Apollo Four Forty
  • On-camera introductions by McG
  • Out-takes
  • Subtitles: English, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Icelandic, Hindi, Hebrew, Danish, Dutch, Bulgarian, Turkish, Swedish, Finnish, Greek, Norwegian, Arabic
  • Trailers

Security censorship classification

M (Low level violence)

Surveillance time

94 minutes (1:34 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 23 May 2001

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