Movie review by
Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
D.E.B.S. Movie Poster Image
Cartoonish Charlie's Angels with lesbians.
  • PG-13
  • 2005
  • 91 minutes

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 5 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

Comic, action-style spy story violence.


Heterosexual and homosexual references and situations.


Some strong language.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drinking, smoking.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the movie has some mature material for a PG-13, including same-sex sexual encounters (nothing more explicit than kissing) and action-style violence (no one hurt). Characters drink and smoke and use some strong language.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byhanab June 22, 2020

Not PG-13

One of the main characters ends up with the girl who kidnapped her. Not a positive message. Neither is the fact that another one of them has multiple guys in h... Continue reading
Parent of a 6 and 10-year-old Written byJenniOlsonSF June 7, 2009

A great PG-13 movie for 13 and up

D.E.B.S. is the first film with a positive lesbian message to be rated PG-13 making it actually accessible to teenagers. It is a wonderful and very funny movie.... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byLilyeden July 26, 2019
Great movie!!! I first watched when I was eight and has been a fan fav every since.
there is an implied sex scene ( two couples wake up together in a bed...
Teen, 13 years old Written byanonymousgaygirl August 14, 2018

Funny movie with a good message

I think this is a good movie for queer kids that encourages being yourself. There is only kissing, and a little smoking. Occasionally there is strong language a... Continue reading

What's the story?

The SATs have a special extra test embedded within, a test to find those high school seniors most skilled at lying, cheating, and killing. Those girls are recruited into the top-secret spy school, D.E.B.S. The four top students are after notorious super-criminal Lucy Diamond (Jordana Brewster). But when Amy (Sara Foster), who achieved the only perfect score in history, confronts Lucy, the confrontation is complicated by some undeniable romantic attraction.

Is it any good?

Silly and fairly cute, this is Josie and the Pussycats crossed with Charlie's Angels, Agent Cody Banks, Get Smart and Saturday morning cartoons ... except with lesbians. This now makes the third bad movie in a row for the delightfully talented Meagan Good and the second for Foster. The talents of the magnificent Holland Taylor and Michael Clarke Duncan are also woefully underused. This could be a cute short film (as it originally was). It runs out of steam and ideas after about 20 minutes and that's with giving it an additional 10 minutes' grace just because the girls are so fetching in a Britney Spears "Hit Me Baby One More Time" era sort of way.

Four top spies are staking out a meeting between a ruthless Russian assassin and the world's most notorious international criminal mastermind. One of the spies redirects the sound equipment to eavesdrop on the conversation of a fellow spy who is breaking up with her boyfriend. The she peers down at the targets and says, "I have that sweater, but in taupe!" Yes, the good guys and the bad guys in this movie are all girls, and when I say girls, I mean knee socks and tiny plaid skirts and consulting about boyfriends while ducking grenades, tucking guns into chic little backpacks, and lip-synching love songs pretending a broomstick is a microphone.

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