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Based on 25 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Austin Powers sounded like a silly idea, but it turns out to be one of the best comedies of the year. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    His (Myers) affection for the era and its gaudy, bawdy movies inject this bit of fluff with giddy energy. show more

  • 50
    New York Daily News

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

  • 88
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    Austin is funny, extremely funny, because he is so ridiculous, and because Myers is a brilliant mimic who, like Martin Short, knows how to do ridiculous. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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 films. show more

  • 75
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    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. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    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 the laughs it offers, is far from the best. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The drawn-out, lowbrow humor is either "love it" or "hate it," so it may not be your bag, baby. show more

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The result is less a screenplay than a manic quote machine. show more

  • 80
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    Myers has hit upon a genuinely original schtick, and that fact alone is immeasurably groovy. show more

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  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

  • Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

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  • Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

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