CHARLIE’S ANGELS (Theatrical Release USA 2000)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Charlie’s Angels introduces new angels—Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Drew Barrymore. It’s a good action flick that works at a higher level than either Police Story: Lockdown or Aeon Flux. But, the fight scenes lack power and realism due to some rather obvious stunt manipulation. The basic storyline is good and makes this movie a good pick for running in the background at a party. It’s a surprise to see Bill Murray cast in this film, but it works as it adds to the overall lightness of the movie. Great work for Director McG for his capture of the original style and intent of Charlie’s Angels.

Storyline

Female detectives use James Bond-type methods to retrieve stolen valuables.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director McG for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Joseph M. Caracciolo, Aaron Spelling, Betty Thomas, and Jenno Topping for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Natalie Cook (Cameron Diaz), Dylan Sanders (Drew Barrymore), Alex Munday (Lucy Liu), John Bosley (Bill Murray), Eric Knox/John McKenn (Sam Rockwell), Vivian Wood (Kelly Lynch), Roger Corwin (Tim Curry), Thin Man (Crispin Glover), Jason Gibbons (Matt LeBlanc), Mr. Jones (LL Cool J), Chad (Tom Green), Pete Komisky (Luke Wilson), Pasqual (Sean Whalen), Flight Attendant (Tim Dunaway), Himself (Alex Trek), and Reform Officer (Raleigh Wilson).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This movie works as a good ‘kill some time’ entertainment and for an audience who wants to revisit Charlie's Angels. But, a better watch for a police story is 16 Blocks; for an action film see The Fifth Element.


Ben Meyers

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