Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997 PG-13 CC

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Austin Powers is back into action to once again battle his archenemy Dr. Evil. With his sexy sidekick Ms. Kensington, Austin must stop Dr. Evil's outrageous plot to control the world.

Starring:
Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

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Product Details

Genres Comedy, Science Fiction
Director Jay Roach
Starring Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley
Supporting actors Michael York, Mimi Rogers, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Fabiana Udenio, Mindy Sterling, Paul Dillon, Charles Napier, Will Ferrell, Joann Richter, Anastasia Sakelaris, Afifi Alaouie, Monet Mazur, Mark Bringelson, Clint Howard, Elya Baskin, Carlton Lee Russell, Daniel Weaver
Studio New Line
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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This movie is very funny.
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I thought this was one of the funniest movies I've ever seen!!
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If you need a good laugh, this movie will do it!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Gary F. Taylor HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 5, 2003
Format: DVD
I'm not a Mike Myers fan, and I avoided this film--and its sequels--like the plague when they were on the big screen. 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 antedote to an overcast and bad-mood sort of day.
The story is an amalgamation of the more excessive plot ideas of such films as DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER and OUR MAN FLINT. Fashion photographer by day and swinging spy by night, Austin Powers is the toast of psychedelic London--and more than a match for Dr. Evil. But when Dr. Evil has himself frozen, Powers does the same, and the two defrost some thirty years later and resume their battle in the much more up-tight 1990s. The most obvious target of the spoof is the James Bond films, but fans of 1960s film will have a field day spotting the film's take offs on such characters as Matt Helm, Derek Flint, Emma Peel, celebrities like The Beatles and Andy Warhol, and such diverse films as THE TENTH VICTIM and the camp classic DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE GIRL BOMB. And dare we mention the sixties' own classic swinging spy spoof, the infamous CASINO ROYALE?
Myers is greatly amusing in the double role of Austin Powers and Dr. Evil, both of whom have considerable difficulty adjusting to everything from safe sex to inflation, and Elizabeth Hurley is quite good in the Diana Rigg-ish role of sidekick Vanessa Kensington. But the real fun here is in the details--and the details include every one from Michael York to Robert Wagner to Burt Bacharach to Carrie Fisher, "Fembots" with killer pasties, and Italian sexpot Fabiana Udenio as a character with the most devastating name since Honor Blackman hit the screen in GOLDFINGER.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Barry on May 8, 2002
Format: DVD
I have to laugh my head off when I read negative reviews from people who say the movie is stupid. Gee, you think?. It is supposed to be. Some people, like the one star review below, were completely lost on the joke. Over their heads. So many don't understand comedy like that. Mike Meyers created one of the funniest and most memorable comedic characters of the last decade with this hilarious and silly and over the top comedy spoofing the James Bond series. Auatin Powers is a British spy with horrible teeth and a raging libido. Austin's main arch nemesis is Dr. Evil(also played by Meyers), who, with his bald head and cat and manner of speech is an obvious spoof of recurring 007 villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Evil freezes himself and programs the cryogenic chamber to unthaw him in the late 1990's. Austin decides he will do the same thing so he can be there to stop Dr. Evil with his dastardly scheme for global domination. Did I mention that Austin was also a photographer by day?. The guy just never stops. There are rumors that Meyers also fashioned the Dr. Evil character after his old boss, "SNL" maestro Lorne Michaels. Seth Green(who seems to pop up all the time)is hilarious as Scott Evil, Dr. Evil's angst ridden teen son. There scenes together are priceless. Equally as good is Mindy Sterling as Evil's assistant. Robert Wagner(does this guy age?)plays Number 2, another henchman. "SNL"'s Will Ferrell pops up as well. The 'girl' is none other than the lovely and beautiful Elizabeth Hurley, as Vanessa Kensington. A most perfect choice in the casting department if you know what I mean and I think you do. This movie is written, designed, filmed, and acted with the intention of just having a good time. This isn't comedy that'll make you think days afterwards. This is pure popcorn cotton candy people.Read more ›
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Rocco Dormarunno on August 16, 2004
Format: DVD
Mike Myers is rapidly becoming, if he isn't already, the heir apparent to Mel Brooks in the sense that he is a master of jokes based on bodily functions. AUSTIN POWERS--INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY has all the elements of scatalogical humor: urination, fornication, masturbation, penis enlargement (almost anything to do with the penis really), allotta fagina, femmebots with gun barrel breasts... jeez, he even has a long scene in a toilet booth (with a fun cameo by Tom Arnold). And like Brooks, Myers is a master of movie genre satire. If Brooks had taken on a 007 spoof, it would pretty close to this. And Brooks would play multiple roles as well.

Still, Myers is to be congratuated for his undoubted originality. His interpretation and reinterpretation of 60s and 70s pop culture, which he also demonstrated a mastery of in WAYNE'S WORLD, is his own. Part Bond movie, part Laugh-In, part sci-fi, all hilarious, AUSTIN POWERS is one of the best comedies to have emerged in the 90s.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By paperbackriter VINE VOICE on August 30, 2000
Format: DVD
You gotta love this groovy spy spoof which has become so popular that catchphrases such as "Shagadelic" and "Yeah Baby, Yeah!" have become ingrained into everyday American culture. How many films can boast such a claim? Not many.
Mike Myers is simply marvelous as both the cryogenically frozen Austin Powers and his arch nemesis Dr. Evil. Mr. Powers and the evil Doctor are a pair '60's relics who are thawed out just in time to catch the end of the 20th century. The results are hysterical as both prove to be clueless dinosaurs very much out of place in modern society. You won't stop laughing as Austin --the inept spy with rotten teeth-- aims to thwart Dr.Evil's plan of world domination. Don't be surprised if you end up rewinding certain segments over and over in order to memorize the catchy dialogue. (How many of you can recite Dr. Evil's "the details of my life are inconsequential" monologue?)
The brillance of "Austin Powers" lies in its reverential spoofing of iconic 60's films such as "Our Man Flint", "A Hard Days Night" and especially the early James Bond films. For instance, Dr. Evil is a hybrid of Dr. No's title character and the notorious Blofeld from "You Only Live Twice". Of course the alluring Alotta Fagina and the imposing Random Task are respectively cut from the cloth of "Goldfinger's" Pussy Galore and OddJob. Myers' awe of such films is made obvious through the painstaking detail which so splendidly recreates the Swingin' Sixties. Such detail--the clothes, the dialogue and of course the groovy music-- is what makes "Austin Powers" such a hoot. Oh yeah, the DVD's loaded with lots of deleted scenes and an interesting audio commentary courtesy of Myers and director Jay Roach. Don't miss it !
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