Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) - Action, Adventure, Comedy

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4

Breathtaking

Dr. Evil is back and has invented a new time machine that allows him to go back to the 1960s and steal Austin Powers' mojo, inadvertently leaving him "shagless".

IMDB: 6.6
Director: Jay Roach
Stars: Mike Myers, Heather Graham
Length: 95 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 122 out of 767 found boring (15.9%)

One-line Reviews (253)

Save your money and go rent the original .

The plot, gleefully aware of its own inconsistencies, careens between genuinely funny characterizations and set pieces, sick-o bathroom humor, dumb puns, psychedelic musical sequences, pointless cameos, groovy costumes, rapid-fire verbal witticisms (the "zip it" exchange between Dr. Evil and Scott) and limp movie parodies, punctuated all the while by Austin's trademark "yeah, baby!

AP2 is very fun, colourful, and enjoyable to watch.

it was worth it,, I thought it was thoroughly entertaining,, I loved the part about where he says nothing really happened in the 70 and 80's except for the Gas Crisis,, and some Seagulls,, thought that was priceless as I'm old enough to remember both,, Austin defeated Dr. Evil previously and has sent him back to the freezer in exile,, well the dead don't stay dead for long,, transport Austin from 1969 to 1999 and now the fun starts,, the two do battle once again,, I love the Mini Me character how lovable.. and the character Fat Bastard,, gotta love that one,, Heather Graham is sexy as ever, in those cute little outfits she wears,, I thought the comedy was pretty darn good in this movie,, thumbs up

The movie suffers most from no plot and poorly-recycled gags from the first movie.

) is a one-joke character; he's there to be, well, fat and disgusting, and not to realize it, until the predictable scene where he starts berating himself for his obesity (hey, Mike--leave the fat jokes to Weird Al Yankovic, he's better at them.

Like I said, I thought much of TSPWSM funny, but other aspects I found tiresome and I don't think I'll be interested in a second Austin sequel; the franchise has just about already burnt itself out for me.

Aside from that, this is 95 minutes of tedious jokes, sendups aimed at 10-year-olds, and pointless characters -- the worst of whom is Mini-Me, whose only apparent function is to look small.

After experiencing a relatively dull first installment, Mike Myers delivered with a great performance as Austin Powers.

god awful, don't waste your money .

If the first one seems a bit dull, I would still recommend someone see the second one anyway just because it is a lot better then the original.

One of the worst movies ever made imo: 1/10.

They are really quite breathtaking!

A waste of time and money.

You'll laugh so hard, you'll have a headache when you leave the theater.

The knowing look at the audience before Austin goes back in time as Basil and he discuss the confusion of time travel is almost a knowing joke on the audience: "Yeah, so what if it's asinine...

Director Jay Roach also knows what sells and he fills the frame with very recognized material along with rousing new comedy bits.

Beyond that, Verne Troyer is amazing as Mini-Me, turning in a compelling performance without a word (when oh when will Hollywood cast a little person in a "real" role?

The new female role is played by a terribly flat and dull acting model who should not have been even considered for the role.

Nowhere near the original, but entertaining enough .

No jokes, but stupid and boring laughing on repeated disgusting stuff.

'ing someone, but it's a bore to everyone else in the room.

And yet, it was still enjoyable for the most part.

My friends and I literally found a couple sections of this movie unwatchable.

Make sure you watch this with a group of 3 or 4 friends and you'll have a wonderfully entertaining, sickening & gross time!

One of the worst movies of the summer .

When I first saw it I thought it was weak and dull although I still thought it had some good stuff in it.

It inevitably will become dull after a while because the shock value will be gone.

The leading lady, Heather Graham, was stunning.

While the original's flavor seems to be getting steadily diluted by the "franchise effect" of sequels(in other words,the effect that kind of makes a movie more of a "product" than a piece of entertainment),it still has the same sass,cheeky humor and fun to keep it quite enjoyable.

The problem was that a lot of the jokes were very similar in nature, and so after a while I just got bored.

It is funny, I love that there is more Dr. Evil background but at times there were repetitious parts that fell flat and at times it was too slow.

Very enjoyable.

I personally recommend you avoid this like the plague, though several friends of mine enjoyed it (maybe they were blindfolded at the time).

Of course, many of the jokes were variations of those from the first movie, which was predictable.

The dentally-challenged Brit is instead lumped with a dull romance with Shagwell, which is a carbon-copy of the relationship between Powers and Vanessa Kensington (Elizabeth Hurley), only with the roles reversed.

Ok, a few of the jokes were over the line between funny and disgusting, but beyond the few bathroom humor moments, this movie provides a very entertaining night of grins with just as much wit in the farce as 007 provides in his spy flicks.

Add gross to boring (can you say "Fat B------") and it all becomes very painful.

Some of these re-used jokes were funnier 2nd time round (Zip it..) but most fell flat; Mustafa's cries for help when we think he's dead were nowhere near as amusing as they were when they were fresh and unexpected in the first movie.

They are trite and unoriginal, and are the movie's greatest hindrance.

worth watching again & again & again & again & again & again & again & again & again & again...

It was inevitable that, as a sequel, it would have a self-conscious, contrived feeling, in contrast to the freshness of the first.

And although Heather Graham is very pretty, her acting seems hollow and dull.

Apparently the cliche is back in effect again.

perhaps not as funny as did the kid "picking his nose" in front of you, but perhaps many people find humor other than the falsely-highbrow likes of "Frasier" entertaining.

This movie is fast rising on my WORST movie of all time list.

There are also several cameos which are unexpected and made me laugh.

The guys behind us were in stitches through most of the movie, but I was bored most of the time.

Short visuals that might generate a laugh are on screen way too long.

James Bond meets a long and dragged out SNL skit.

The humor in the movie recite from the first film; they lost their freshness and bore me already.

Austin Powers: The goof that bored me.

But when the whole movie is on this and toilet jokes it becomes kind of boring.

Just one long and tedious penis joke.

In truth I had a hard time staying awake.

I thought that some of the scenes were dull and slow and that there wasn't enough actionBUT!!!!

The Jerry Springer Show scene was excellent, but then after that I found a lot of the jokes quite tiresome.

I find it amusing that the advertising campaign in 1999 for Austin Power's second adventure recommended seeing STAR WARS EPISODE I when, in my opinion (sure to irritate many) was that THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME was a more entertaining movie.

Why waste your time.

yawn.

Despite the bright kitsch fun (and it is supremely enjoyable), the characters are trapped in a tragic loop of conformity.

If these things sound entertaining to you, watch this movie.

The Jerry Springer appearance was amazing, Mimi Me was much more entertaining than I had thought and all of the movie references were hilarious!

I was surprised to find this first Austin Powers sequel tired, repetitive and frequently eye-avertingly disgusting.

In these incredibly boring, politically correct days, a comedy like this that makes you all at once snort your coke through your nose and say "ewww gross" all at once reminds you that you are alive.

The most of the jokes were really bad and the plot was so predictable.

This sequel to 1997's 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery' is funny at times - but the crude and vulgar humour get repetitive after a while.

Its worth watching the films just for them.

Its boring baby, yeah.

more entertaining,and funnier than the first one.

But she comes across as so cold and bland that I, personally, would prefer to shack up with one of the fem-bots from part one.

I didn't find the first Austin Powers movie great, but it was different than anything I had seen before, so I enjoyed it for it's originality and weirdness.

Mini-Me's confrontations with Dr. Evil's biological son Scott (Seth Green) is an entertaining subplot throughout.

There is very little plot in this film.

it's breathtaking!

I know this goes against the grain of current popular comedy,but..the embarrassing,repetitive fecal-humor just about ruined it for me.

The rest of it is really enjoyable, laugh out loud type material.

" Austin Powers (the character) was boring.

He tries to add new things to "laugh" at but can only come up with the snore-causing joke of Fat Bastard (using his old SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER Scottish accent, slightly better than his English one) and Mini-Me, the best part of the whole movie.

This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen ...

Boring, made the bond film 'The spy who loved me' (which I'm guessing is the film the spy who shagged me is trying to make a fool out of) look like it should have never been made, when the bond films as a whole are very good.

What a waste of time.

What a waste of money.

It has lost some of it's funnyness over the years, being overplayed on tv, but it is still enjoyable.

This movie is a waste of time and money.

Like Wayne's World 2, Austin Powers 2 is contrived, slapstick comedy.

Anyway, I enjoyed it, I just expected a little bit more.

Frankly I was shocked and disappointed given how original and compelling the 1st film was that they didn't take any risks with the 2nd.

"The movie is also very action packed with a little comedy worked in to every fight scene.

Perhaps it was sheer boredom, or that good old attention span problem that all American's have.

Very Entertaining, laugh-out-loud comedy and groovy baby!!!

A visually entertaining comedy for most scenes.

Shameless/pointless/tactless (take your pick) plugs and references permeate every scene, there's so much material that it has no focus, there's too much recycled and overused material from the first movie, it has poor scripting, poor editing, loose ends, hacked-up scenes and continuity, lame plot devices, and Myers simply can't do Austin like he used to.

This movie is enjoyable to watch.

The only other movie to his credit before AP: IMOM, was "So I Married An Axe Murderer," and if you haven't seen that one, I highly recommend it, if you like Mike Myers.

A dull contrast next to Elizabeth Hurley.

Though lacking the sophistication and humour of the first, this sequel does have many giggles and a fairly gripping plot to keep you hooked, though inconsistent there are twists and turns as well as many jokes for the more adult viewer.

Yawn!

That the timing of the jokes was off and they were predictable.

I love the drawn-out pause that followed each of those lines, as Austin and his listeners are embarrassed--Austin knowing that he's said something naughty and that no one laughed, and his listeners trying to decide on a reaction.

It'll be fascinating to see how Myers tops this.

The Great, Plotless Gut-Buster.

The movie is a bit slow towards the end.

That was my reaction as I left the theater that Saturday night.

Most of this movie was just too boring and repetitive.

There were scenes I liked, such as Dr. Evil imitating 90s talk show lingo, and Austin and Felicity slow dancing to Bacharach's "I'll Never Fall In Love Again".

Don't waste your time .

I still like Dr. Evil the best, and Rob Lowe's impersonation of Robert Wagner was one of the better characters in the movie, but the overdone parody of the original is unnecessary and ultimately tiresome.

Austin's role seems rather boring by comparison, particularly his relationship with Felicity Shagwell.

I get so angry with people who say it's stupid and pointless.

Waste of time .

However, Mike Myers apparently decided to abandon the cleverness of the first film and write a bland commercial movie instead.

My view of the first one is that it was good, not as great as everybody said it was, but an enjoyable flick.

I think the movie can be enjoyable, as long as you don't expect it to be as good as the original.

Great But A Bit Repetitive .

) I was just on the edge of my seat, waiting for it to be over!

Other than that, the humor is moronic, repetitive, and obnoxious.

Also, the stupid Star Wars jokes throughout the movie got tiresome.

However, it's been six years since I first saw this Austin Powers sequel, and there are comedy films I found highly amusing at the time which I've found rather dull in recent years.

The evil in this movie really keeps you laughing while the Austin Powers parts get a little tiresome.

Boring and dumbed down, with rare cases of true laughter .

Her chracter Felicity Shagwell was uninspiring.

Mike Meyers is quite entertaining as a character actor, and I loved him in this almost one-man-show.

Other than that, a very enjoyable movie ( especially the clever "Censor-Cam", and the Penis/Rocketship sequence!

His new creation, Fat Bastard, was amusing for a while but soon became boring.

Pointless sequel .

I thought it was hilarious for the first hour or so, and then became rather boring towards the end.

Don't waste your money.

My least favorite of the three but still enjoyable.

At it's worst, the movie is just plain boring.

First, we have "mini-me", who was the most pointless character in this whole flick.

The character known as "Fat Bastard", is a disgusting character who serves no plot function other than to remind us that it was we who chose to see this film, and for that choice we should be punished.

thus i enjoyed it.

Where I was rolling in the aisles during the first one, the second one left me kind of empty.

movie was nothing more than a self-absorbed tribute to the first movie, an inside joke reduced to the level of sickening cliche.

The character of Dr Evil is fuzzy and 2 dimensional(flat X Boring) the cuteness of mini-me wore off in about 5 min austin, himself, went boldly over the line to annoying the fat bastard character was just distatefully gross.

While scenes that ran long in the first movie were acceptable, it just made this movie more boring than it already was.

Oh, and a mildly entertaining scene involving shadows in a tent.

The laughs are more frequent and the film gives more depth to Dr. Evil than Austin Powers and that is its strongest points because Dr. Evil is a more intriguing character.

Even the 'mini-Me', a cute concept, just becomes a dreary, hyperactive ass joke at one point.

It has absolutely no plot whatsoever, NONE!

Using every cliché imaginable (and indeed: unimaginable), "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" is just one of those films you hate.

I even enjoyed it more than The Phantom Menace, even though that is not saying much.

Mike Myers was enjoyable playing three different characters, and demonstrated some real acting ability in places(Fat Bastard, explaining his eating problems).

The humour is fairly puerile at times… sometimes this is funny but some gags are a bit weak and are dragged on far too long; most notably the comments about Dr Evil's somewhat phallic rocket.

Okay, in a film like this, there needn't be a spectacularly compelling plot.

Hurley, but offing her that early in the film was pointless.

Austin Powers, however, was a complete bore and while Heather Graham looked the part, her performance was lackluster and she and Powers lacked chemistry.

Mini-me was hilarious, as was a pardoy of Will Smith's "Just the Two of Us," and the addition of Heather Graham made the movie oh so much more enjoyable.

Highly entertaining.

True, Heather Graham could take some acting lessons, and it's also true that there are a few slow spots in the film.

He is enjoyable.

There were some genuinely laugh out loud moments in the film but I felt these were rather disjointed and at times it was like watching a sketch show rather than a story.

That film scored with the fresh concept and the unexpected silliness.

He did a great job and was, in my opinion the most entertaining character in the film.

While this is actually the worst you can do in a sequel, it works here and makes, combined with fresh, new ideas, an extremely entertaining movie.

Dr. Evil's fat Scottish henchman (whose name cannot be mentioned because it is an obscenity) is simply a framework on which to tack on crude shock humor and fat jokes, which grow boring really quickly and insult the viewer's intelligence.

Like before, I found his inability to react appropriately to the time he was in very entertaining, from the usual confusion regarding currency to the recycling of 80s/90s pop culture (his speech to Tim Robbins was brilliant on both occasions, the "talk to the hand because the face don't wanna hear it" and "don't even go there, girlfriend" *snaps fingers*, as well as Mini-me humping the lazer...

Whereas before he came across as a slightly off- centre semi-hippy, stuck in the '90s which he couldn't quite figure out, this time round he just seems like a boring old fart who is trying desperately to hold on to memories of the '60s.

The addition of Minnie-me was so creative as was the performance of Seth Green as Scott, as a silly comedy, it is what it is silly and entertaining, it just does not get old.

Inspired comedy and well worth watching .

It's HILARIOUS, love blossoming and lightly action packed!!!

It is ridiculously repetitive, and the jokes that are used constantly throughout the movie aren't even funny to begin with.

Very funny in parts, very slow in others.

I saw it again on video and enjoyed it very much.

same jokes, same humour, waste of time .

On the entertaining side: Scott Evil and Doctor Evil on Jerry Springer, Doctor Evil's attempt to show his mastery of hip 1990's dialogue ("don't go there, girlfriend"), the scene of the Big Boy in space, Starbucks' corporate HQ as the headquarters of international evil, Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello, Rob Lowe as the younger #2 (he does a perfect send-up of Robert Wagner), Tim Robbins as the 1969 President, Heather Graham before she opens her mouth, the "words for penis" sequence.

The movie ends up being a film that elicits only a few chuckles and an empty feeling at the end...

The Spy Who Shagged Me is better on video and Mike Myers should call it a day for Austin Powers before the character becomes boring and/or irritating.

Well after seeing this movie, I have to say it's the worst movie ever made.

I knew we we were in for a tedious movie full of crap.

As well, Mike Myers' once-funny characters began to irritate me and became tiresome.

This is absolutely the worst movie I have seen this summer so far.

I admit, I do get a kick out of seeing a small fellow like him, but stretching that gag throughout the movie is tiresome.

it seems the screenwriters including Myers himself got bored with the script after the first hour and just bombard the screen with tasteless jokes.

One good comedy bit and the rest is ZZZzzzzzz....

Two I thought Heather Graham gave a bland performance.

Heather Graham delivers hopefully the most boring performance of her career (if it gets any worse than THIS.

Should I have laughed at the midget thrown into a steel pole, the unhappy fat man, the predictable sexual jokes, or Austin's stool sample drinking prowess?

Score one for Dr. Evil, as he and Mustafa (played by Wil Ferrell) were the only things about this movie worth watching.

Some of the gags were rehashed from the first one, but all in all, I enjoyed it immensely.

He just rams this trite stock character into the ground.

second time i saw it late sunday night in a practically empty theatre with some friends, and boy what a difference.

All in all, "The Spy Who Shagged Me" is a brilliant waste of money on a piece of junk that is better off left in the editing room.

Dr Evil (Who is by far the most entertaining character)'s sidekick, mini-me quickly becomes very predictable, and the final battlescene between Austin and Mini-me isn't that much of a show.

Unfortunately, this is probably the lamest, and most boring "comedy" I have ever seen.

The first movie was unique, original, and entertaining.

Mini-Me was definitely the most entertaining of the new characters, stealing more than a fair share of the scenes.

The original was much more fresh and entertaining.

All in all a hilariously exciting flick worth the wait.

It is worth watching i give 6/10.

The problem is that they aren't funny nor do they save this movie, which for the most part is actually boring.

Austin Powers makes the movie action packed.

She's absolutely stunning here, the best she's ever looked.

Mike Myers, like all the great comedians he plunders, balances ingenious comedy with unexpected pathos - his gift is wayward and breathtaking.

Save your money.

BORING!!

It's worth watching multiple times on TV if there's nothing else good on TV.

Predictable and Annoying .

Now, he is just boring.

It was a completely entertaining movie and I promise that if you can bear with it's few down times the movie will more then make up for it in the end.

Last hour- boring .

I rented it one night when I was bored and it is simply dire, puerile and unfunny.

Rob Lowe's impersonation of Robert Wagner is dead on, and Heather Graham is fascinating as she straddles the boundary between wholesome and naughty.

Boring beyond belief: go and see "The Mummy" again and enjoy the special effects even more---otherwise just burn your $10 and be better off!

Even if he does give off an "Oompa-Loompa vibe", he makes several scenes of the movie enjoyable (his and Meyers' fight scene is the stuff of legend.

(I did not see the first movie, but loved the commercials, etc.).The sex jokes in this flick (OK, I realize now that IS the movie) were in such bad taste I couldn't stand it and walked out 10 minutes before the end.

Like any comic character, bizarre, childlike and surreal characterizations are always more fun to watch than trite parodies of stock characters who rely on shock humor and boring catchphrases.

For everything else, the response ought to come in the form of a mumbled agreement that Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a bit of a waste of time and just not particularly funny.

I almost walked out.

This is easily the worst comedy sequel since Nat'l Lampoon's European Vacation, and for many of the same reasons: Overdone, infantile gags; unfunny leading actor, who is normally funny; and (its worse offense), it is BORING.

When I saw the original, the theatre was empty except for myself and my friends.

It's disjointed, slow, and not nearly as funny as the original.

She seems to have better chemistry with Myers than Elizabeth Hurley, whose role was too much of a romantic cliché.

The permanently bland Heather Graham is almost a bad an actress as Elizabeth Hurley.

Director Jay Roach takes too much advice from Myers and keeps on-and-on-going jokes in his movie that make you want to strangle somone (preferably Will Ferrel in a tedious skit that lasts longer and grows more stale than his burning-body bit in the first one).

Austin was pretty boring for most of the movie, and Fat Bastard would be better named Stupid Character.

These gags and catchphrases, as well as Power's playboy persona, bore rather than entertain.

The humour was innovative and hugely entertaining in the first film.

The Movie That Bored Me .

Silly, plotless comedy with a few good laughs .

All in all, worth watching just for the Dr Evil scenes, though the undeniable brilliance of Evil doesn't detract from the film's overall shabby feeling, which Myers himself should never have allowed to occur.

However, it somewhat lacked in originality of the jokes and lack of plot.

This movie was a big disappointment, especially since the first one was so entertaining.

Instead of stagnating the characters in this comedy become more fully developed and the story is that much more enjoyable for it.

I could even dare to say that is worth watching just because of Dr. Evil.

)Sometimes it's just easier to like cheap fun for what it is, rather than hate it on a bunch of pesky, pretentious principals.

This is a particular stereotype with comedy films; the energy expended on making the first movie humorous becomes dried-up and dull by the time the creators get around to scripting the second.

Considering that this movie is basically a spoof of OUR MAN FLINT and the JAMES BOND movies, the plot is pretty entertaining and funny.

Most of the jokes were repetitive and not hilarious at all.

Which is not all bad, but it does become somewhat predictable and tedious.

All this takes about 30 minutes until you are simply cruising at a fixed altitude and becoming pretty bored.

By introducing time travel, this movie added confusion.

Jay Roach's direction is more energetic then the first one as he tries to put in more parodys and has a slower pace.

It's worth watching, if only for Mini-Me, a young Ferrell, Lowe as a pitch-perfect young-Number Two, a scene involving definitions of male anatomy and a lot of time-travel-paradoxes that mock other time-travel movies.

Through its witty comedy and unpredictable excitement, this movie keeps you guessing.

Plus, the old jokes, and the few new ones, go on way too long, just to fill the running time with something, I guess.

Juvenile, tedious, strange, sleep-inducing...

) When you get into the plane it's exciting.

A complete waste of time and money.

This installment is just slightly better than the original, but overall it is another waste of time and film.

The second one was gross, not funny, and worse yet, very very boring.

Do yourself and favor and don't waste the money on this one.

I personally don't think "The Spy Who Shagged Me" was as good as the first Austin Powers, but I still really enjoyed it.

Why waste your time watching this one when you can watch the best parts on the trailers and T.

The repetitive jokes are lifted directly from the first movie and have not been improved upon.

Save your money and go watch The Phantom Menace again - that's the only true blockbuster of the year.

However, they didn't, but I have found that movies are much more enjoyable if you look past the flaws, ignore those jokes that don't work, and laugh that much harder at the ones that do.

They are designed to be entertaining.

Definitely not as good as the 1st, but still enjoyable .

With endless product placements and cringingly bad dialogue by Heather Graham's character, this movie is almost as big a disappointment as "The Thin Red Line" (which is, incidentally, the worst movie I have ever seen).

With his confusion over the decades (money-wise) and his "compassionate & sincere" duets with Mini-Me, he definitely made the movie worth seeing.

I highly recommend it.