Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) - Adventure, Comedy

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A 1960s secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.

Director: Jay Roach
Stars: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley
Length: 89 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 37 out of 417 found boring (8.87%)

One-line Reviews (94)

Very Entertaining .

But I now know the error of my ways: AUSTIN POWERS is one of the freshest bits of purely entertaining, mindless fluff to come along in quite a while, the perfect antidote to an overcast and bad-mood sort of day.

It kinda dragged down my thoughts of this movie.

A funny and entertaining classic.

In the past years the good movies were definitely NOT like Austin Powers, I think this movie should be considered as one of the top 10 worst movies EVER!.

This movie is far from "witty," but it is highly enjoyable.

It's boring, stupid, and not funny at all.

It is absolutely unfunny (except for three - count 'em, THREE - very hilarious moments) and downright sleep-inducing.

It definitely is a very enjoyable film.

You will get some chuckles here and there on some of the slapstick puns, but the movie is mostly boring, juvenile and low-humored which as a result, in my opinion, makes it overrated.

This is not a bad thing, just unexpected from a Mike Myers movie.

Even today, fifteen years after its launch timer reached zero, Mike Myers's first romp as the gregarious gentleman spy with a heinous grill is mercilessly funny, shockingly well-written and every bit as entertaining as it was on day one.

This is one of the few movies that I can actually fall asleep to!

Elizabeth Hurley is absolutely stunning in the movie, and she does manage to take on the role pretty well.

A hidden underground layer, slow-moving easily-escapable traps, elaborate plans of world destruction, and a Swedish-made enlarger pump.

While it's true that a lot of the comedy in the first Austin Powers film is slapstick and obviously contrived, I think it should be a testament to the quality of the film that it is still so funny!

personally I found it to be entertaining.

Very original, totally entertaining, and it only gets better with each time you watch it!

But this part can be a bit bored at some times.

Some of it got a little old like turning every word into a sexual reference or making certain scenes too drawn out.

Dr Evil (who went to Evil University for 6 years to get a PhD) was a little better (he was also played by Mike Myers) but I still think that it dragged the movie down.

I don't know what happened to the other voters, but this is the worst movie I've ever seen in my life.

This was an enjoyable experience.

The distance is great and the humor broad and repetitive.

This is a very fast-moving film, a spoof of James Bond and a spoof of the crazy '60s.

it manages to be engaging,mainly by contrasting the fashions of today with those of yesterday.

Austin's accent, his word play and his personality keep the movie entertaining.

There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum, its breathtaking, I suggest you try it.

However it is undeniably funny, if you like disjointed sketch comedy stretch out to its maximum degree and if you have seen the plethora of films being spoofed.

Boredom interrupted by a few good lines.

The films poke fun at the outrageous plots, rampant sexual innuendo, and one-dimensional stock characters associated with 1960s spy films, as well as the cliché of the ultra-suave male super spy.

Myers is fabulous and Robert Wagner gives one of his most enjoyable performances.

But then a gun is boring while a swarm of mutated sea bats are interesting.

This is undoubtedly one of the funniest movies of the 1990s, and while some of the jokes may be lost on those who don't know the original references (believe me, I was the only guy in the cinema laughing hard at a lot of the gags, at midday on the first day of the school holidays), it still comes out as hugely entertaining.

Yes, there are genuinely funny lines, but there's actually surprisingly few scenes in there, padded out with a lot of drawn out mugging, tired sight gags, overdone jokes and pointless banter to bring it up to the modest 90 minute runtime.

It's clear that Myers has a love for England and the sixties, as this has so much intense referencing and in jokes, it commands you to watch it several times just to get all the jokes, and this is why it works so well.

Remember, there is no plot and no point to this movie!

I've heard this same complaint about lots of other movies that are also not meant to be taken seriously, but this one is especially confusing.

Here's A Fast-Moving 90 Minutes .

Funny and Entertaining.

I guess if I saw the film I would have enjoyed it more the first - and probably second - time.

One of the worst movies I've (tried to) watch in my life.

Evil steals the movie by partaking in every cliche the spy genre is comprised of and his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, is the most important thing to him besides world domination.

But overall, a highly entertaining and intelligent comedy.

The most enjoyable part of the film was the spoof-like nature of it.

Asinine, juvenile, dull .

It's pretty left field stuff, from surprising cameos, to in my opinion the funniest thing of the film, showing the personal life of a henchmen, brilliant and totally unexpected.

Worst movie I've ever seen .

The film is only enjoyable as an exercise in spotting the homages to James Bond movies - and there are a lot.

One of the WORST movies ever made .

Fun and Enjoyable Parody.

The second sequel, Goldmember, is a lot better, but in the end they are very worth the watch.

It has an entertaining, enjoyable plot, interesting characters, beautiful women, and of course Clint Howard as 'Johnson Ritter'.

I thought that Dr Evil with his cliche plans was the funniest part of the movie.

I'm going to place him in an easily escapable situation involving an overly elaborate and exotic death"Tiresome drivel.

This film wins my pick for the absolutely worst movie of the decade.

Having finally seen Austin Power IMoM on network, I was frankly astonished by how utterly bland and stilted it is.

However, what I found trite (the "nude" scenes), others loved, and few seemed to get the same jokes for the same reasons I did.

This was the worst movie I ever saw.

it is going to be one that you either really like or truly find to be waste of your time...

While far from a deeply engaging social critique of attitudes towards sexuality and communication, there is a timely sense of realisation during a montage whereby Powers learns of this newfound decade whereby everything he stood for in the past (speech, attitudes and even finger gestures) have effectively been rendered irrelevant.

Austin Powers is maybe one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my whole life, and believe me, I have seen a lot.

Liz Hurley is stunning as Vanessa Kensington.

It was also a parody of every comical movie available by simply taking a joke and then making it ten times dumber, more obvious and generally unexpected because of this, and then repeating the joke ad nauseam and ultimately killing it.

Even if it is, it's entertaining nonsense, which is what it's all about.

Robert Wagner finds ways to make fun of his "It Takes a Thief" character and is very entertaining in the process.

entertaining nonsense .

A comedy predicated on a single joke runs the risk of becoming tedious very quickly.

Perhaps it's a culture thing (in the UK we appreciate irony) or a generation thing (the humour is very childish) but, apart from a couple of belly laughs, I found this an irritating bore.

Much of the movie was centered toward Austin Powers trying to woo Vanessa, which resulted in goofy but boring chemistry and an awkward attempt at romance.

Me, I thought it was very funny, enjoyable, and it's definitely my favourite Mike Myers movie.

The so-called gags are all predictable, drawn-out, and pathetic.

How boring those people and their lives must be.

) Its cheap, its cheesy, but it is very enjoyable...

It isn't as one review put it deserving of "the best", "the funniest", "the greatest" or most of these other cliché titles people spout.

One of the problems I can point out is that all the sex/sexual scenes aren't funny at all, so there's this weird blurred line between trying to be funny and trying to make you aroused so you just look at it in confusion.

All this and so much more are in AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY, an immensely enjoyable and funny spoof of the classic James Bond movies, an idea that proved to be some failure in 1967's CASINO ROYALE parody.

Fresh, lively, and thoroughly enjoyable, Baby.

comedy at its best and entertaining to the end classic characters, classic lines.

A slow take-off out of the blocks for Austin Powers .

Tiresome 'comedy' .

I enjoyed it and had many laughs.

To enjoy: lose pretentious aesthetic taste.

I'd say this is watchable but a bit tedious after awhile and sometimes obnoxious without lacking the true hilarity necessary in an obnoxious comedy to make it great(though I did appreciate the ending.

A fairly entertaining spoof .

But he has proved us all wrong in an absolutely breathtaking rendition of comedic genius.

The jokes were predominantly predictable toilet humour.

Great film and would highly recommend it- 10/10

Worth watching if you like stupid films.

And as silly as the story was, the pace of the whole film seemed transparently formulaic.

Silly in parts, but quite entertaining overall .

) But, I found most of the movie to be, well, rather boring.

It was very entertaining and very enjoyable.

The DVD is a nice one as well, offering your choice of widescreen or pan-and-scan, some entertaining notes and deleted scenes, and amusing commentary.