Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

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Critic Consensus: While the narrative structure is messy and doesn't make much sense, the third installment of the Austin Powers franchise contains enough inspired bits to entertain.


Movie Info

Mike Myers' phenomenally successful spy spoof gains a few more characters, a slew of celebrity cameos, and even more free-associative laughs in this third installment of the popular franchise. Austin Powers in Goldmember continues the exploits of the swinging-'60s leftover, who, as the film opens, is busy critiquing a big-budget Hollywood production of his life story, replete with a 20-million-dollar star in the lead role and a slew of John Woo-style action scenes. But not far from the … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual innuendo, crude humor and language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Michael McCullers, Mike Myers
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 3, 2002
Box Office: $213.1M
Runtime:
New Line Cinema - Official Site

Cast


as Austin Powers/Dr. Ev...

as Foxxy Cleopatra

as Nigel Powers

as Scott Evil

as Basil Exposition

as Mini-Me

as Number Two

as Frau Farbissina

as Number Three

as Young Austin

as Young Dr. Evil

as Fook Mi

as Young Number Two

as Mr. Roboto

as Austin in Movie

as Dixie Normous

as Dr. Evil in Movie

as Mini-Me in Movie

as Goldmember in Movie

as Himself

as Mysterious Disco Man

as Prison Guard

as Himself

as Himself

as Young Basil

as Intermediate Number ...

as Physician

as Hanchman Sailor

as French Teacher

as Headmaster

as World Organization J...

as Anchor Woman

as Queen of England

as Japanese Pedestrian

as Japanese Pedestrian

as General Clark

as Johnson

as Royal Guard

as Melon Vendor

as Melon Shopper

as Shirtless Fan 'A'

as Shirtless Fan 'T'

as Sumo Referee

as Sumo Wrestler

as Austin's Mother

as Young Nigel

as Toothless Gardener

as Fountain Guard

as Japanese Surveillanc...

as Japanese Surveillanc...

as 'Austinpussy' AD/Dan...

as Geisha Secretary

as Henchwoman

as Henchwoman

as Henchwoman

as Foxxy's Backup Dance...

as Foxxy's Backup Dance...

as Jilian Shagwell

as Manny Stixsman

as Syd Belvedere

as Trevor Aigberth

as Dancer

as Dancer

as Roller Skater

as Roller Skater

as Roller Skater

as Roller Skater

as Roller Skater

as Roller Skater

as Roller Skater

as Roller Skater

as Himself

as Roller Skater
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Critic Reviews for Austin Powers in Goldmember

All Critics (195) | Top Critics (42)

The third installment in the series of super-spy spoofs, it's handcuffed by the ever-increasing load of baggage it carries.

Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

What can we say? See the movie first, then decide.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

What more could one want from a third Austin Powers movie that you didn't get from two? With only so much Bond baiting to be done, Mike Myers trains his soft satire on himself for something that feels somewhat self-loathing, but still riotously funny.

Full Review… | September 25, 2010
Suite101.com

I expected laughs and instead got a sad spectacle of recycled jokes and lame running gags.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

...things went from mediocre to worse in this entry.

Full Review… | November 30, 2008
Movie Metropolis

Thank God for Fat Bastard.

Full Review… | September 13, 2007
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Audience Reviews for Austin Powers in Goldmember

½

Third outing for Powers this time involving the disco era of the 70's and introducing his father with winning results much like 'Indy' did in 'The Last Crusade'.

Its Powers, its crazy, its childish, its chock full of sexual innuendo and toilet humour and like the previous two films its part of the best Bond spoof/parody franchise created. We all know what to expect with this and you get exactly what it says on the tin, so to speak.

The comedy is as sharp and witty as ever being thick n fast as Myers does his thing with various characters, his new creation of 'Goldmember' being typically dumb but quite amusing, unfortunately we also have to endure his Scottish creation again. There are loads of cameos throughout which do seem a little too much at times I must admit (do we really need to see Spears prancing around and Quincy Jones in a clear pointless ego nod?) but the cast continuity still impresses.

The mock intro sequence at the start is a good example of how it can work with Cruise actually looking a dead ringer for the Powers character and sending up his 'M.I.' films perfectly, kudos to Cruise for being able to laugh at himself. The inclusion of Devito and Spacey as 'Dr Evil' and 'Mini me' both hit the nail on the head perfectly also, you could easily do a new film with that cast. The added bonus of Caine playing Powers father is possibly the best bit of casting I've seen for along time, he was born for the role.

This time the franchise almost turned into a smutty sexual spoof like 'Flesh Gordon' in places, the comedy is definitely a touch risky where as the second film was smarter with more cultural references and the first being more sensible plot wise if that's possible. Anyway its still great fun with Dr Evil being the highlight for me as always, love his rap, but I can't decide which film is the best, possibly number two.

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Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

½

The last-ditch-effort with celebrity cameos is cheap but still hilarious. I also like the role reversals of Scott Evil and Mini-Me. Beyonce plays the blaxpoitation heroine trope with sass and gusto.

aliceinpunderland
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

½

and Dr. Evil. Myers again plays shagadelic secret agent Austin Powers, his arch-nemesis Dr. Evil and horrible henchman Fat Bastard, and now also a new bad guy, the Dutch hedonist Goldmember. I found this movie hilarious and outrageous! It had a lot of crude humor, like Austin hiding behind Mr. Roboto's fountain. But there was also a good amount of self-parody. The best scenes included Dr. Evil's prison rap video, and the suggestive subtitles in Mr. Roboto's office. The several cameos were also enjoyable, especially Ozzy Osbourne pointing out the joke carried over from "The Spy Who Shagged Me." The scene with Godzilla and its copyright was a relevant joke, considering the MPAA's temporary ban on the use of the title "Goldmember." I did have a complaint about the continuity. The difference in Austin Powers' trademark "choppers" was noticeable. And although I'd have liked an explanation for the absence of Felicity Shagwell, I'm glad she was not revealed in the movie as a fembot! Anyway, with this third installment, Austin Powers goes out with a bang! 3 1/2 stars 12-21-02

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Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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