Charlie's Angels (2019)

Charlie's Angels (2019)

Charlie's Angels (2019)

Ella Balinska, Naomi Scott and Kristen Stewart are the Angels in this reboot of the crime-fighting trio franchise. Elizabeth Banks helms and co-stars.

Charlie's Angels heed the call to save society from a dangerous new technology whose existence is leaked by a whistleblower.

2019Rating: M, Action violence118 minsUSA
ActionComedyBlockbuster

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Charlie's Angels (2019) / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

The writer-director Elizabeth Banks has chucked the bikinis, but not the foundational fairy tale that women's power is a matter of low stakes, cute outfits and sassy you-go-girl attitude.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

...consistently fun dialogue and fight scenes... actual characterisation; it's worth seeing these angels take flight.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Despite all its hand-to-hand fighting, the latest "Charlie's Angels" never really gets a proper grip on things.

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Time Out

Time Out

For all of its #MeToo heavy lifting, though, the film still doesn't work, mainly for the same reasons as before: Constructed as symbols (not human beings), these characters have too much spy stuff to do and yet, not quite enough.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's better than it could have been while also not being quite good enough to warrant any further instalments.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Banks brings Charlie's Angels into the modern age with flair, all while unapologetically raising a feminist flag, championing female friendships and subtly making a point about the urgency of the ongoing climate crisis.

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Variety

Variety

The new "Charlie's Angels" is a heavier chunk of escape than any previous "Angels" incarnation - if the early-2000s films were pop, this one is metal.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The regular eruptions of firepower are choreographed so smoothly you can just about forgive the implausibilities. There’s a jaunty feel to it all, together with a few well-placed plot twists, lots of good-humoured banter and the usual fun to be had from the Angels’ fondness for disguise.

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Stuff

Stuff

Sadly, while the dialogue may feel right up to date, the plot is very much last century. After a series of potentially interesting double and triple-crosses, things evolve towards a very predictable conclusion.

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