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What parents need to know about 'Charlie's Angels'

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Posted - Nov. 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

THE SECRET AGENT ZONE — Elizabeth Banks’ “Charlie’s Angels” reboot hits theaters Friday.

The remake stars Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott and follows in the footsteps of the 2000 movie and 1970s TV show before it.

The movie isn’t perfect filmmaking, but it’s a fun and entertaining cinematic experience. Here’s what content parents can expect to see in the film:


There is frequent but not excessive profanity in this movie. Most of the language is in-line with what you’d expect in a typical PG-13 film. There is technically one use of an R-rated word, but it’s said in a foreign language, and the word is censored in the subtitles.


There is little content of a sexual nature in this film. In the opening scene, a female spy character starts sensually seducing a man to gain an advantage. Characters flirt with one another in other scenes.


This movie really earns its PG-13 rating with violent content. It’s a spy action-thriller, so the fighting action is near-constant, but nothing particularly graphic is shown.

There is frequent combat action, but little blood is shown. Many characters die through gunshots and other means. Hundreds of gunshots are heard and seen. Several characters are badly wounded in a violent explosion.

There are three deaths, in particular, that are somewhat grisly and could catch an unsuspecting viewer off-guard. A character is impaled through his chest, another is crushed in a rock crushing machine, and a third has a violent seizure that leads to a deadly stroke.

Viewers uncomfortable with intense action violence may want to reconsider these things before deciding to watch this movie.


“Charlie’s Angels” is fairly in-line with a typical PG-13-rated action film, with the exception of some moderately intense violence.

I think some of the violence shown in the film is a little more intense than what you might see in a Marvel film but, again, nothing particularly graphic is shown.

Pre-teen kids and younger might struggle with the intensity of the movie, but “Charlie’s Angels” is likely suitable for most teenagers.

“Charlie’s Angels” is rated PG-13 for action/violence, language and some suggestive material.

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