Owen Gleiberman
October 24, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
106 minutes
Wide Release Date
06/27/03
performer
Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, Crispin Glover, Shia LaBeouf, Matt LeBlanc, Bernie Mac, Demi Moore, Robert Patrick, Justin Theroux, Luke Wilson
guest performer
Jaclyn Smith
director
McG
distributor
Columbia Pictures
author
John August
genre
Comedy, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B+

”For all the coy postmodern jiggle of Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu are never more triumphantly feminine than when they’re trumping men at their own kick-butt game…a maximum jolt of bubble-gum nihilism.” (#718, July 11, 2003)

EXTRAS The wide-screen, ”unrated” special-edition DVD implies a saucier cut meant to miniskirt the film’s theatrical PG-13 rating, but this version is indistinguishable from the original — which isn’t really a bad thing. The 35-minute special featurettes, however, include (literally) cheeky behind-the-scenes peeks at how the gals kick ass and look hot, plus perky ”This is fun!!!” cast interviews. And director McG’s commentary reveals an unexpected irony: The nuns-at-the-orphanage scene was filmed at…the Playboy Mansion!

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