Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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Aspects of this take on the 1970s hit TV series are similar to the original show :Angels Dylan, Natalie and Alex still work for Charlie and interface with Bosley. They still flip their hair, stop traffic with a smile and kick butt. The differences are the unsubtle humor, the martial arts training and the high-tech premise: This time, they're hot on the trail of stolen software.
I fear Diaz's bouncy and swirling behind hypnotized me into giving this four stars.
That and Rockwell's unbelievable dancing skills.
And Bill Murray.
Ah, crap, I just love this film!
Corny, sexist, racist, and a weird delight.
Yeah, it's mostly a series of music videos tied loosely together with a fairly well worn plot, but that's not a big issue for me. In fact, I'm sort of impressed with a movie that goes to as much trouble as Charlie's Angels does for such relatively insignificant moments. It's a game of dress up (not just the angels themselves but the sets, the action, everything), and I find myself weirdly enamored with the film's dedication to reinventing its location and style essentially from moment to moment.
In particular, the fact that this film includes an opening credits that hints at a number of adventures from previous "episodes" just tickles me. Those shots…
"Charlie's Angels," based on the 1970s television program, attempts to blend comedy, action, and style into a seamlessly entertaining spectacle. While that attempt does not fully bear fruit, McG's film is watchable and goofily fun. The cast is game, the action beats are suitable, and, though the whole thing never finds a graceful balance, the film manages to mildly engage.
Built around a team of three secret agents, "Charlie's Angels" throws the trio in harm's way in a plot that finds them hunting down pilfered software. The story is a capable foundation for the cast to crack wise and kick tail, though it is nothing more than that.
Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu star as the angels of…
This extremely tongue-in-cheek action comedy does not give a damn about its plot, and so why should we?
The fight scenes are blazin’, the bods are jigglin’, and the energy level is absolutely soarin’. At an extremely brisk 98 minutes, “Charlie’s Angels” boasts some snazzy performances by all involved, especially Luke Wilson (always immensely likable) and Crispin Glover (truly creepy).
My favorite angel? Well, who wouldn’t want to “fight crime” with the irresistible Drew Barrymore?
This was on TV and I was just gonna stick around to see Tom Green's portrayal of the greatest character in film "The Chad". Turns out this is the perfect late night time waster. The cast is unreal, there's lots of scantily clad women, and it's occasionally really funny. Reeks of early 2000's trash. It's not good but I'm never mad at it.
The Chad is Great.
A movie that you know will be absolute crap before you even watch it. I was only in it for the babes, and boy were they hot in this. Of course, it was really their only asset. The terrible script did nothing for them. One star for Lucy Liu and those cheesey but undoubtedly kick-ass action sequences.
Inferior to its sequel since the majority of its set pieces don’t feel fully realized. Almost everything about it feels less confident here, and confidence is one of the sequel’s key virtues. The lone exception is probably Diaz, who manifests her performance with the sort of bounciness that would come to define the sequel. Her triumphant “Soul Train” dance is the movie’s clear triumph, even as it explicitly recalls Diaz’s tone-deaf karaoke session from My Best Friend’s Wedding. Also, in this type of post-modern, self-aware exercise, Bill Murray’s hipsterism is completely redundant.
honestly.. this film is a classic
I always forget how much I enjoy this film, filled with joie de vivre that always brings a smile to my face, from its homages to the original, to the camaraderie, to the crazy villains, to the sexy vamping, to the dedication of all three to each other, to their own lives, and to Charlie.
It's not a great film, but it's a fun film, and infectiously so.
Previous reviews and commentary on my blog:
13 Nov 2015
Y'know, I love this film. As this article indicates, it is just full of joy and fun and kick-ass action and friendship and girl power and sassy dialog (as well as some nice shout-outs to the TV series). It makes me smile…
everyone giving this Masterpiece less than 5 stars is homophobic
The script hits you right the cringe and is explosively dumb.
Part of me doesn't want to like it but you have Crispin Glover (George McFly) in a tux being a weird badass and Bill Murray actually having fun.
A not so guilty pleasure movie.
Sam Rockwell is E V E R Y T H I N G
The ladies are hot and the music is bangin.
Well, Cameron Diaz is a lot of fun and Lucy Liu is beautiful, so it's got that going for it. The movie looks like it was edited by a goddamn maniac. And there are an infinite number of music cues to tell you how to feel. But what an amazing cast. I didn't hate it.