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Year
1997
Runtime
89 min.
Director
Jay Roach
Genres
Adventure, Comedy
Rating *
7.0
Votes *
154,331
Checks
33,163
Favs
804
Dislikes
281
Favs/checks
2.4% (1:41)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Though there are a couple of dodgy moments, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery still holds up, and of course part of it is that some of that dodginess is part of the retro-60s spoofing (for example, Will Ferrell in Peter Sellers brown face). But for a sex pest, Austin Powers is quite keen on consent, so it works. That film film left an undeniable stamp on pop culture, and I remember many conversations peppered with quotables from it. Vivid characters with memorable shticks. And as a fan of the superspy genre this was spoofing, I enjoy the references. In the mid-60s, the genre was ubiquitous, but by 1997, even Bond was on the wane, so Austin and Dr. Evil really are men out of their time and seem ridiculous beyond just Mike Myers' caricatures. The humor often leans into the Airplane/Naked Gun variety, but it also has the period feel of those 60s camp comedies no one really talks about anymore. Elizabeth Hurley would have been perfect as a Bond girl, but this is perhaps a better role. The music is fun (I'd forgotten about the BBC song). The sets look like they were designed by Ken Adam. It's hard not to get swept up in the ridiculousness. 1 month 4 weeks ago
  2. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    The first of the series is always the best when the creativity is flowing.. 12 years 11 months ago
  3. TiRex's avatar

    TiRex

    Some bits are funny but it is definitely ultra dated. 3 years 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #19 in Geoff King's Film Comedy
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