Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) - Rotten Tomatoes

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)



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 soundstage lurks arch nemesis Dr. Evil (Myers), who has opened up a talent agency representing some of the industry's biggest stars -- all the while channeling their profits into a diabolical world-destruction plan with the unfortunate code name Preparation H. Dr. Evil presents a distraction to Austin by kidnapping his similarly swingin' father, Nigel Powers, and transporting him back in time to 1975. Travelling there to save his father -- and in turn win back his dad's sometimes-errant affection -- Austin comes across the alluring superspy Foxxy Cleopatra (Beyonce Knowles). The three of them travel back to the present day, where they join forces to battle Dr. Evil and his posse of nefarious evil-doers, including the trusty clone Mini-Me (Verne Troyer); his snotty son, Scott (Seth Green); the inimitable Fat Bastard (Myers); and the eponymous new addition to the fold: the epidermis-obsessed, precious-metal-fortified Dutchman called Goldmember (Myers). ~ Michael Hastings, Rovimore
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
New Line Cinema - Official Site


Mike Myers
as Austin Powers/Dr. Ev...
Beyonce Knowles
as Foxxy Cleopatra
Michael Caine
as Nigel Powers
Seth Green
as Scott Evil
Michael York
as Basil Exposition
Verne Troyer
as Mini-Me
Robert Wagner
as Number Two
Mindy Sterling
as Frau Farbissina
Fred Savage
as Number Three
Aaron Himelstein
as Young Austin
Josh Zuckerman
as Young Dr. Evil
Diane Mizota
as Fook Mi
Evan Farmer
as Young Number Two
Nobu Matsuhisa
as Mr. Roboto
Tom Cruise
as Austin in Movie
Gwyneth Paltrow
as Dixie Normous
Kevin Spacey
as Dr. Evil in Movie
Danny DeVito
as Mini-Me in Movie
John Travolta
as Goldmember in Movie
Quincy Jones
as Himself
Nathan Lane
as Mysterious Disco Man
Katie Couric
as Prison Guard
Eddie Adams
as Young Basil
Rob Lowe
as Intermediate Number ...
Neil Mullarkey
as Physician
Eric Wizenried
as Hanchman Sailor
Nichole M. Hiltz
as French Teacher
Jim Piddock
as Headmaster
Esther Scott
as World Organization J...
Leyna Nguyen
as Anchor Woman
Jeannette Charles
as Queen of England
Brian Tee
as Japanese Pedestrian
Masi Oka
as Japanese Pedestrian
Kevin Cooney
as General Clark
Clint Howard
as Johnson
Michael McDonald
as Royal Guard
Donna D'Errico
as Melon Vendor
Fred Stoller
as Melon Shopper
Johnny Cocktails
as Shirtless Fan 'A'
Greg Grunberg
as Shirtless Fan 'T'
Ren Urano
as Sumo Referee
Nate K. Kange
as Sumo Wrestler
Kinga Phillips
as Austin's Mother
Scott Aukerman
as Young Nigel
John Donovan
as Toothless Gardener
Masa Kanome
as Fountain Guard
Hideo Kimura
as Japanese Surveillanc...
Hiroshi Otaguro
as Japanese Surveillanc...
Kevin Stea
as 'Austinpussy' AD/Dan...
Linda Kim
as Geisha Secretary
Nina Kaczorowski
as Henchwoman
Tammy Vanderpool
as Henchwoman
Sybil Azur
as Foxxy's Backup Dance...
Nicole Humphries
as Foxxy's Backup Dance...
Susanna Hoffs
as Jilian Shagwell
Stuart Johnson
as Manny Stixsman
Matthew Sweet
as Syd Belvedere
Christopher Ward
as Trevor Aigberth
Liz Ramos
as Dancer
Shaun Earl
as Dancer
Aimee Barsky
as Roller Skater
Sharon Ferguson
as Roller Skater
Angela Meryl
as Roller Skater
Kimberlee Suerth
as Roller Skater
Linda Chmiel
as Roller Skater
Trey Knight
as Roller Skater
Brian Richardson
as Roller Skater
Lakisha Smith
as Roller Skater
Amie Barsky
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

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


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.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


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.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer


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

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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