CHARLIE'S ANGELS (12)
Sony/Columbia/Flower/Tall Trees (Leonard Goldberg, Nancy Juvonen & Drew Barrymore)
US 🇺🇸 2000
W: Ed Solomon, John August & Ryan Rowe [based on the television series created by Ivan Goff & Ben Roberts]
DP: Russell Carpenter
Ed: Wayne Wahrman & Peter Teschner
Mus: Edward Shearmur
Cameron Diaz (Natalie Cook), Drew Barrymore (Dylan Sanders), Lucy Liu (Alex Munday), Bill Murray (Bosley), Sam Rockwell (Eric Knox), Tim Curry (Roger Corwin)
The original television series of Charlie's Angels which ran from the late 1970's to early 1980's was never meant to be taken seriously. Full of camp comedy, high jinks and sexy ladies, this big screen update does manage to get the most part right, and the three main stars make for a good action trio.
Unfortunately, the film is let down by a cookie cutter plot and some rather atrocious direction.
Natalie, Dylan & Alex are the angels, high-kicking agents with beauty, brains and brawn, who are given a mission of finding a software developer who has been kidnapped.
It's all played for laughs, but it's sometimes a little too silly, especially with Tom Green's woefully unfunny cameo appearance. It's also directed like a flashy MTV music video, although that's probably to be expected when the director is called McG.
Dumb fun, though it could have been so much better.