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  • Summary: After being cryogenically frozen for thirty years, superagent Austin Powers (Myers) returns to battle the insidious Dr. Evil (Myers).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Graham Verdon
    100
    Myers gives us all of the exaggerated physical schtick of Jim Carrey plus the added bonus of wickedly clever writing that refuses to let you escape.
  2. Reviewed by: Leonard Klady
    80
    Definitely lives up to its promise of being smashing, groovy, baby.
  3. 75
    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 Dr. Evil.
  4. What's really fun about this silly but spirited comedy isn't just the ribbing of "swinging London" fashion and social attitudes but the use of the compulsive zooms and split-screen mosaics of commercial movies of the 60s.
  5. 50
    Amiable, brightly colored spoof of '60s pop culture.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    50
    What the movie mostly sends up is its star and screenwriter, Michael Myers. That's not all bad.
  7. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    10
    I see Austin Powers as Myers' desperate cry for help -- a plea to stop him before he does schtick again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Oct 22, 2011
    10
    If Austin Powers contains your sort of humour, which it does in my case, this is the most fun you'll ever have with any movie. Must-watch forIf Austin Powers contains your sort of humour, which it does in my case, this is the most fun you'll ever have with any movie. Must-watch for everybody who loves comedy. Expand
  2. JosephB.
    Feb 2, 2006
    10
    Overall this film is a must-see spoof that will cause you to laugh out loud and cringe at the same time. It represents the sixties culture Overall this film is a must-see spoof that will cause you to laugh out loud and cringe at the same time. It represents the sixties culture and how much different events are nowadays in a fully satisfying way. Expand
  3. Mar 27, 2013
    10
    Probably the funniest movie of all time. I heard this movie was made to watch tripping so I recently watched on it magic mushrooms and theProbably the funniest movie of all time. I heard this movie was made to watch tripping so I recently watched on it magic mushrooms and the rumor is true. Expand
  4. RodG.
    Feb 21, 2007
    8
    I'm finding that the users rating is much closer to being accurate than the critics ratings. This movie was funny. The scene with Tom I'm finding that the users rating is much closer to being accurate than the critics ratings. This movie was funny. The scene with Tom Arnold in the bathroom is classic comedy. I laughed so hard I cried. Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2014
    8
    Mike Myers as the Groovy Austin Powers is a riot. This spoof of spy movies is certainly a relief. You see so many spy movies these days, someMike Myers as the Groovy Austin Powers is a riot. This spoof of spy movies is certainly a relief. You see so many spy movies these days, some are almost a repeat of the same stuff. So when you see A spoof of movies that so many make, you can only kick back, relax and enjoy. Expand
  6. Apr 8, 2012
    8
    Alotta **** Need I say more? The first film in the Austin Powers series, "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" sets the tone in aAlotta **** Need I say more? The first film in the Austin Powers series, "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" sets the tone in a amusingly camp and whimsical way for the preceding sequels. Mike Myers does what Eddie Murphy largely failed to do in "The Nutty Professor" or "Norbit" - that being portraying multiple characters who both DON'T outshine the other and provide equal amount of laughs. Although there are a lot of references to 1960 spy flicks (namely the Bond pictures) anybody who enjoys a good comedy will adore this movie. Expand
  7. Aug 31, 2014
    2
    Too few chuckles to make up for the mess of a movie. Mike Myers clearly finds himself much funnier than he actually is--I don't care how manyToo few chuckles to make up for the mess of a movie. Mike Myers clearly finds himself much funnier than he actually is--I don't care how many different roles he can commit to. Expand

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