Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Duane Byrge
    Splashed and accessorized with brainy nonsense, "D.E.B.S." is a "H.O.O.T."
  2. So what started as a female "Agent Cody Banks" happily and seamlessly becomes so much more, with style and substance existing in unusual harmony for a spy spoof.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Cute, campy and as proudly insubstantial as its heroines' micro-miniskirts, D.E.B.S. deftly fulfills its Jane Bond fantasies without so much as breaking a nail.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    The terrific soundtrack, which includes the Only Ones' "Another Girl, Another Planet" and New Order's most excellent "Temptation," is heavily weighted towards the '80s, which is exactly as it should be.
  5. 70
    If you didn't like "Charlie’s Angels," there’s a good chance you'll enjoy the smarter, sexier D.E.B.S.
  6. For an unabashedly silly spoof of a girly action flick, D.E.B.S. is unexpectedly fresh, thanks mostly to the sweetly exuberant love story at its center.
  7. It's so spoofy it's difficult to call 'good' or even 'bad'; just say it's smooth.
  8. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    The gags run thin after half an hour or so.
  9. The most endearing aspect of D.E.B.S., a sweet-spirited spoof, is that the lesbian romance is played for real, with no nudge-nudge wink-wink irony.
  10. 60
    Aims for a mix of "Heathers" wit and "Batman" TV-show camp.
  11. Alas, the movie isn't nearly as amusing as its premise, but it's refreshingly different from most run-of-the-mill teenage fare.
  12. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    But even by the dull standards of movies so far this year, it seems mighty piffling.
  13. 40
    Doesn't live up to its genre-crossing, parodic ambitions.
  14. 40
    An incorrigible tease. It baits its audience with the promise of fluffy, light-footed cotton-candy fare, but delivers a clumsy, talky, indifferently filmed lesbian romance.
  15. 40
    This forced spoof seems to be targeted at lesbian couples and hetero men with severe schoolgirl fetishes; that may be a legitimate market, but I'd hate to be sitting between them.
  16. 38
    At some point during the pitch meetings for D.E.B.S. someone must certainly have used the words "Charlie's Lesbians."
  17. 25
    You might think there's no downside to a movie that peeks up the skirts of babes in micro-minis, but writer-director Angela Robinson's dimwitted satire is libido-killing proof to the contrary.
  18. The film has no idea of how to develop its one-joke premise. The tepid love scenes are as erotically charged as a home movie of a little girl hugging her Barbie doll, and the satire as cutting as the blunt edge of a plastic butter knife.
  19. A hideously unfunny spy spoof with pretensions to social satire in its treatment of a lesbian relationship.
  20. The movie has no wit, no charm, no cleverness, no traction. Simply put, it is no fun.

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