Angels: Full Throttle
The MPAA rated Charlie's Angels: Full
Throttle (2003) PG-13 for action violence, sensuality, and
Once again the voice behind the box (John Forsythe) summons
Angels Natalie Cook (Cameron Diaz), Dylan Sanders (Drew Barrymore)
and Alex Munday (Lucy Lui) to take on a mission of astronomical
Two encoded titanium rings have been stolen from the Unites
States government, leaving a mass of murdered bodies in the
wake. The unknown thief plans to sell the highly secretive
information on the bands to the highest bidder. While members
of the worlds most powerful drug cartels, mobs and undercover
groups converge on the sale site, the girls try to uncover
the conspirator before the names of thousands of people in
the Witness Protection Program are decoded.
Leaving their boyfriends (Luke Wilson, Matt LeBlanc) at home,
Natalie and Alex don disguises, and join with Dylan and Bosley
(Bernie Mac) to get past the local police at a murder scene.
After scouring the location, they pool their collected evidence
and follow their suspects to a bikini covered surfing beach
where they meet former Angel Madison Lee (Demi Moore). After
getting a tip, theyre off to an extreme dirt biking
track and then finally a strip joint where they become part
of the stage show to gather information on the crooks.
Meanwhile an old flame of Dylans resurfaces with an
agenda that doesnt match that of the feisty angel.
In an era of female empowerment, Charlies Angels are
stepping up to give James Bond a run for his money. Clad just
as scantily as a Bond girl, these gals pack in the punches
while evading flying bullets and avoiding exploding cars.
Relying on their martial art skills and ingenuity -- rather
than guns -- to take out hordes of bad guys, they never seem
to break a sweat. But with more computer-generated manipulation
than astounding aerobatics, their extreme stunts often look
unconvincingly contrived (as well as being a direct rip-off
of the Matrix genus).
Going Full Throttle in the violence category, the script
is also spiked with ample amounts of sexual innuendo, some
well-shadowed nudity and spicy language that offer nothing
in the way of heavenly inspiration for aspiring little angels
and leave halos barely hanging on.
Dressed in their lethal high heels and loosely laced tops,
these employees of the Townsend Agency are more eye candy
aimed at fulfilling male fantasies than credible crime fighters.
However, even those fantasies may suffer from a sugar overdose
after watching these Angels assume their pose.