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Parents' Guide to

Charlie's Angels (2019)

By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Super fun reboot mixes female empowerment, lots of violence.

Movie PG-13 2019 119 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 20 parent reviews

age 12+

Comfort Movie

Great movie! Light violence, but nothing too terrible. I always enjoy this. The plot is simple in a good way with plenty of great characters. There is no reason to claim that this movie is bad as many reviews do.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.
age 8+

Girl Power!

I saw this with my oldest son and my friends daughter! My son loved this movie and honestly i was kinda shocked! It's definitely a must see for kids 8-13 or even older! Honestly though i would never take my younger boys to see this even though i know they would love it like they loved the Wonder Woman movie in 2017, actually that was two years ago so i just took my second son because my youngest son was 2 at the time. There was alot of really cool strong girls!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (20 ):
Kids say (30 ):

The Angels of the Townsend Agency now have swagger rather than jiggle, thanks to Banks, who creates something fantastic and fun out of what was once fluff. Watching three strong, capable women working together to take down villains with their physical and mental prowess is a rare pleasure. It was in 1976, too -- but back then, girls may not have realized that the show was primarily intended to let men watch Sabrina, Jill, and Kelly run around in skimpy clothes in sexy situations, which may have led to some young fans picking up unintentional messages about what it is to be a woman. Banks reverses that completely. Here, the women's wardrobe is sick, the makeup slick, and the hair sensational: The Angels look good, but not in a way that says they're "a good time." It's an update of the '70s feminist mantra "you can have it all"; now, the movie seems to say, you can kick butt and look super cool doing it.

Stewart steals the show, transforming her trademark mumbly delivery into a torrent of unexpectedly hilarious throwaway lines. Her cool cred, already sky high, jumps into the stratosphere. Like a comical Brad Pitt character, Stewart's Sabina may not be clear on all things, but she gets the job done. Banks' tweaking of the original trio of Angels -- a blonde, a brunette, and a darker brunette -- also makes positive inroads on representation. Does it all make sense? Oh no -- and it doesn't need to. It's the right movie giving teens the right role models at the right time. As Charlie would say, "Well done, Angels!"

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