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

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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 765 found boring (15.94%)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What a waste of money.

Last hour- boring .

By introducing time travel, this movie added confusion.

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

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

thus i enjoyed it.

Don't waste your time .

My least favorite of the three but still enjoyable.

Her chracter Felicity Shagwell was uninspiring.

The movie is a bit slow towards the end.

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

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

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.

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

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.

But an entertaining and some what silly sequel for sure.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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!

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

It is worth watching i give 6/10.

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

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.

Predictable and Annoying .

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

Apparently the cliche is back in effect again.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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).

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

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

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

(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.

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.

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

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

Two I thought Heather Graham gave a bland performance.

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

They are designed to be entertaining.

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

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".

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.

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.

Pointless sequel .

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

Very funny in parts, very slow in others.

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.

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.

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

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

He just rams this trite stock character into the ground.

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

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

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

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

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.

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?

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Now, he is just boring.

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.


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.

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

It has absolutely no plot whatsoever, NONE!

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.

Save your money.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Don't waste your money.

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

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

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

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

Silly, plotless comedy with a few good laughs .

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...

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

The Movie That Bored Me .

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

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

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.

Nowhere near the original, but entertaining enough .


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 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.

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

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

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.

The original was much more fresh and entertaining.

god awful, don't waste your money .

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

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

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


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.

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

This movie is enjoyable to watch.

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.

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.

I highly recommend it.

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

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

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

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

A visually entertaining comedy for most scenes.

I almost walked out.

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.

There is very little plot in this film.

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

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

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

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

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

Austin Powers makes the movie action packed.

it's breathtaking!

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

The first movie was unique, original, and entertaining.

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

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

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

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

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.

Austin Powers: The goof that bored me.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Just one long and tedious penis joke.

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

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

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.

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.

Most of this movie was just too boring and repetitive.

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

One of the worst movies of the summer .

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

A waste of time and money.

They are really quite breathtaking!

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.

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.

" Austin Powers (the character) was boring.

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

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

He is enjoyable.

A complete waste of time and money.

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

Waste of time .

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!

Its worth watching the films just for them.

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...

All in all a hilariously exciting flick worth the wait.

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

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

The Great, Plotless Gut-Buster.

Inspired comedy and well worth watching .

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.

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.

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

Very enjoyable.

) 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.

Its boring baby, yeah.

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

Why waste your time.

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

same jokes, same humour, waste of time .

Save your money and go rent the original .

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

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

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).

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.

James Bond meets a long and dragged out SNL skit.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Highly entertaining.

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

more entertaining,and funnier than the first one.

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

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

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

What a waste of time.

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

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

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

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

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

Great But A Bit Repetitive .

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

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?

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

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

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.

In truth I had a hard time staying awake.

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.

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

The leading lady, Heather Graham, was stunning.

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.

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

This movie is a waste of time and money.

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.