Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25

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Critic Reviews

  1. 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.
  2. As goofy and throwaway as the "Brady Bunch" movies, but it has the same winking appreciation of vintage kitsch.
  3. The drawn-out, lowbrow humor is either "love it" or "hate it," so it may not be your bag, baby.
  4. Amiable, brightly colored spoof of '60s pop culture.
  5. 50
    A few well-timed laughs and a lot of filler.
  6. The result is less a screenplay than a manic quote machine.
  7. 50
    What the movie mostly sends up is its star and screenwriter, Michael Myers. That's not all bad.
  8. 50
    It helps that Myers has Powers down pat. Still, the need to parody "Casino Royale" could have been taken care of in an eight-minute TV skit; instead, we're given nearly 90 minutes of someone else's party.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 279 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. Sep 22, 2013
    9
    Austin Powers is just simply a fun movie that will make you smile for its entire runtime and will not let you go. Myers is the man here, withAustin Powers is just simply a fun movie that will make you smile for its entire runtime and will not let you go. Myers is the man here, with his off-kilter Jim Carey persona and his cheesy catchphrases, and he really plays the character well here. Full Review »
  2. Sep 9, 2012
    9
    When you stumble across a comedy so full of unique humour, the story needn't have to make sense, which makes Austin Powers a perfectWhen you stumble across a comedy so full of unique humour, the story needn't have to make sense, which makes Austin Powers a perfect concoction of laughter Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »