Drew Barrymore
Cameron Diaz
Lucy Lui
Bernie Mac
Demi Moore
Robert Patrick
Justin Theroux
Matt LeBlanc
John Cleese
Luke Wilson




Time: 106 mins.
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action/Comedy

SYNOPSIS: The Angels investigate a series of murders that occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database. Their prime suspects? A "fallen angel" who was once their ally and the Creepy Thin Man.

BOTTOM LINE: Sequels are rarely better than the original and FULL THROTTLE is no exception. However, it delivers all of the same high-flying, explosive, sexy, butt-kicking action of the first, so fans of that frothy flick will most likely feel like their time is not being totally wasted. Natalie, Dylan and Alex, along with Bosley's cousin (played by Bernie Mac) are back to save the world yet again. I guess once was enough for Bill Murray.

This time their foe is Madison Lee (Moore), a former angel with a huge chip on her shoulder regarding Charlie and his so-called agency. The plot centers on the theft of a witness protection database that results in several murders and dredges up a deep, dark secret from Dylan's past that causes her to rethink her life and threatens the future of the trio. Their search for the thief takes them to many exotic locations, prompts several outrageous action sequences and forces innumerable costume changes.

The whirlwind of action and constant change of locale generates great energy and good will, almost making you forget the plot is as deep as a puddle. FULL THROTTLE is all about fun and it looks like the ladies are having quite a bit of it. Moore fits right in, chewing up scenery and kicking butt with the ease of an action veteran. This is her best part in years and she makes the most of it. The overt sexuality could be a bit irksome (to some women) if it weren't played so tongue in cheek. What it boils down to is mindless, first rate entertainment that you'll enjoy enough while it's on and forget immediately when it's over.

"Why be an Angel when I can play God?"

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