Charlie's Angels

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +3 1/2

Content: -2

A popular television show in the 70s, CHARLIES ANGELS featured three women, working as detectives for an unseen boss, who solved crimes with intelligence and their physical charms instead of guns and muscle. Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu star as the Angels in this latest incarnation. John Forsythe provided the voice for the TV Angels boss, Charlie, and continues that role in the new movie. Bill Murray takes the role of Charlies liaison, Bosley. Hired to locate a kidnapped computer whiz, the angels find him only to discover that theyve been used as pawns in a murderous plan. Filled with lots of action stunts and special effects, this could be an enjoyable outing for fans of Angels old and new.

Providing new role models for young girls, the TV Angels succeeded in a predominately male occupation. The Angels were equally noted for the term jiggle TV, as they rarely wore supporting undergarments. The tradition continues in the movie as low cut blouses are a prominent feature which occasionally reveal almost too much. And promiscuous sex is implied as one Angel is seen in different mens beds. While the new Angels dont use guns, their martial arts skills are highlighted in numerous fights as they kick, hit and flip various bad guys, sometimes in slow motion. And although theres no obscenities in the dialogue, a few strong profanities and a finger gesture are featured. Unfortunately, promiscuous sex taken lightly, gratuitous near nudity and exploitive martial arts violence make CHARLIES ANGELS a less than heavenly choice.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Columbia Pictures, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA,

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Several (9) times - Mild 2, other 7

Obscene Language: None; finger gesture once

Profanity: Many (11) times - Regular 2 (GD, J); Exclamatory 9 (OMG, OG. MG, Thank G)

Violence: Many times - Moderate and severe (punches, sumo wrestling, martial arts kicks/hits, sword threats, car wreck, car falls from bridge, movie set shooting w/blood spurts, blood splatter, shooting, choking, explosions)

Sex: Implied few times - (woman in mans bed)

Nudity: Few times (Side breast, female rear from distance); Near Nudity - Many times (skimpy bikini, low cut blouses, woman in underwear, tight catsuit, woman in bedsheet/ holds pool toy as cover, wet shirt nearly transparent)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Several times (couple goes into airplane bathroom, suggestive comment about mail delivery/massage, woman licks car steering wheel, belly dancers, man leers at womans backside, woman pulls man to chest, clumsy flirting, woman straddles man on couch)

Drugs: Few times - cigarettes, alcoholic drinks, drunken behavior

Other: Man focuses on revenge, women loyal to boss and each other

Running Time: 92 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and adults

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