Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

Less a parody of the early James Bond film than a parody of the films that parodied the early James Bond films, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery stars Mike Myers as Austin Powers, by day a hipster fashion photographer in… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 2, 1997
DVD Release Date: October 20, 1997
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A light and goofy comedy which provides laughs, largely due to performances and screenwriting by Myers.

John F. Kelly
Washington Post

We may not need as many Austin Powers movies as there are James Bond pictures, but one or two more might be nice.

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Leonard Klady

A loving paean to Bond, Flint, Helm and their ilk (as well as a myriad of outlandish villains), the film knows its turf and only missteps when it ventures into more contemporary territory.

Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

This shagadelic James Bond spoof isn't for kids.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Jay Roach directed with just the right amount of period tackiness.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

It would take a stone face not to crumple at Austin's dodgy catchphrases and irrepressible sexual desperation.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...contains its fair share of bathroom humor, much of it childish, a lot of it gross, and some of it hilarious.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

The originals were spoofs in their own way, too, unless you really believe that secret agents look more like Sean Connery than Aldrich Ames.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Spy movie parodies are common, but Myers is observant enough to notice things that others haven't.

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There's nothing malevolent about Austin Powers, he's clearly more Clouseau than Dr. Strangelove, and he is born out of affection, for both the period he's from and for a sense of humour that is peculiarly British.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Heim
True, it's filled with dated 90's pop culture references, weak dialogue, and jokes that can sometimes descend into 5th grade levels of juvenile humor.… More
KJ Proulx
The first Austin Powers instalment is genuinely hilarious! However, the jokes seem repetitive and the dialogue is weak. International Man of Mystery is not Mike… More
Phil Hubbs
Never mind the 60's the 90's are dated enough jez! this film brings back so many memories of my teen years and how this film really made an impact on… More
Daniel Mumby
Much like the Bond series which it parodies, the Austin Powers series has become an indelible part of popular culture. There's barely anyone who grew up in… More
Alice Shen
Great for some yuks and pop culture references! And I know Elizabeth Hurley isn't really the It Girl anymore and she has come across as vapid and… More
Jens S.
Mike Myers' James Bond parody is not only one of the funniest films of the 90s, but full of so many great points about action and secret agent films.… More