Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Synopsis
Two cryogenically preserved foes, a hip British agent and his '60s nemesis, face off in the '90s.
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San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
Austin is funny, extremely funny, because he is so ridiculous, and because Myers is a brilliant mimic who, like Martin Short, knows how to...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A funny movie that only gets funnier the more familiar you are with the James Bond movies, all the Bond clones and countless other 1960s...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
The key to the film, however, is the joyous performance of Mike Myers, who plays both the Beatle-mopped Austin Powers and the bald-headed...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Austin Powers sounded like a silly idea, but it turns out to be one of the best comedies of the year.
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75

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
His (Myers) affection for the era and its gaudy, bawdy movies inject this bit of fluff with giddy energy.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A little of this sort of thing goes a long way, but no one does it better than Myers.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
There are times when Austin Powers drags. It can be difficult to sustain even the best humor for ninety minutes, and this film, for all of...
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50

New York Daily News

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A few well-timed laughs and a lot of filler.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The result is less a screenplay than a manic quote machine.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The drawn-out, lowbrow humor is either "love it" or "hate it," so it may not be your bag, baby.
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Rated PG-13 | For Sex-Related Humor, Sex-Related Dialogue and Nudity
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ This shagadelic James Bond spoof isn't for kids.
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