• PG-13, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jay Roach
    In Theaters:
    Jul 25, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 3, 2002
  • New Line Cinema

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Austin Powers in Goldmember Reviews

Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The third installment in the series of super-spy spoofs, it's handcuffed by the ever-increasing load of baggage it carries.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 6, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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| Original Score: C+

August 9, 2002
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I think this is the funniest of the three movies and I liked the first two.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

July 31, 2002
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine
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July 28, 2002
David Edelstein
Slate
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It's an ode to indecent joy.

Full Review Source: Slate

July 27, 2002
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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One-ups the Austin Powers sequel that came before it.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 26, 2002
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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The level of inventiveness remains high.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 26, 2002
Mike Clark
USA Today
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The Powers team has fashioned a comedy with more laughs than many, no question. But this time there's some mold on the gold.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 26, 2002
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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This is a movie that's trying in too many senses of the word.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

July 26, 2002
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Goldmember delivers.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 26, 2002
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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The whole enterprise collapses from exhaustion about two-thirds of the way through. Still, a staggering number of the gags that Myers and Co. fling against the screen stick.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
John Anderson
Newsday
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Goldmember is funny enough to justify the embarrassment of bringing a barf bag to the moviehouse.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

July 26, 2002
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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The Austin Powers films have never, ever been anything approaching high-brow, but the uneven Goldmember seems to take a big step toward the extremely juvenile, with more scatological and fewer sex jokes.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

July 26, 2002
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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Austin Powers in Goldmember is a cinematic car wreck, a catastrophic collision of tastelessness and gall that nevertheless will leave fans clamoring for another ride.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B-

July 26, 2002
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Austin and Dr. Evil remain the most inventively detailed characters played by the franchise's star, guiding light and principal beneficiary. He's cheerful and energetic as ever.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

July 26, 2002
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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The '60s satire that made the first movie such a hip trip is now just so much polka-dotted wallpaper; the jokes are now almost exclusively confined to orifices and excretions.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

July 26, 2002
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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With so many impersonations to keep track off, director Jay Roach winds up moving between Myers and Myers so often that the editing feels like a crude cut-and-paste job.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

July 26, 2002
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The most consistently funny of the Austin Powers films.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

July 26, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 26, 2002
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Even if the gag-to-wince ratio isn't high, there are enough punchlines thrown here to make a sphinx smirk.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

July 26, 2002
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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Structurally and formally, Goldmember is a mess. What saves it is that Myers possesses in spades the thing that's crucial for comedy: an absolute lack of embarrassment and the willingness to go with his gut instinct.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

July 26, 2002
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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The result plays like a series of skits, but the gags are so funny that it works anyway.

July 26, 2002
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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Uneven, self-conscious but often hilarious spoof.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 26, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie is a little tired; maybe the original inspiration has run its course.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

July 26, 2002
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Despite the firecracker energy of Beyonce Knowles, on hand as Foxxy Cleopatra, a tribute to bootylicious blaxploitation babe Pam Grier, the film is almost a complete fizzle.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

July 25, 2002
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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When a movie is as down-and-out funny as Austin Powers in Goldmember, it's easy to overlook the missed opportunities and fizzled jokes littering the barrage of hilarity.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

July 25, 2002
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Myers' idea of a movie turns out to be similar to Ed Sullivan's idea for a variety show: Toss in a little bit of everything and hope for the best.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 25, 2002
Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
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Watching Austin Powers in Goldmember is like binging on cotton candy. It's sweet and fluffy at the time, but it may leave you feeling a little sticky and unsatisfied.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

July 25, 2002
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Not much else in this third Austin Powers sequel is new or memorable.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 25, 2002
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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A 14-carat stinker, delivered with little sense of fun and less inspiration.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 25, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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All praise to Michael Caine, who plays Austin's studly spy daddy, Nigel, and to Beyonce Knowles, who turns on Pam Grier sass as agent Foxxy Cleopatra. But hit-and-miss skits trying to pass as a coherent time-traveling plot reduce them to bystanders.

July 25, 2002
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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It's all amateur-night vaudeville and movies within movies that degenerate into total inanity.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

July 25, 2002
Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly
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Myers' puppy-dog tenacity to that cast-iron tenet of low comedy, disarming and even somewhat charming in the first film, now has an air of careerist desperation about it.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 25, 2002
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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It's amusing, but you may find that you're over it.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

July 25, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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A shapeless, derivative-but-funny show.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 25, 2002
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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The reason this picture works better than its predecessors is that Myers is no longer simply spoofing the mini-mod-madness of '60s spy movies.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B-

July 25, 2002
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Qualities that were once amusing are becoming irritating.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 25, 2002
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Mike Myers and Austin Powers may stick to their old Beatle boots, but they've both come a long way, luvvy.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

July 24, 2002
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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Star/writer Mike Myers and director Jay Roach struggle visibly with exhausted possibilities and diminishing returns.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 23, 2002
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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The laughs are here, to be sure, although even some of the best of them are retreads and the Swinging '60s recycling act is now feeling a bit past its zeitgeist prime.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 22, 2002
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The misses outweigh the hits by a wide margin.

July 22, 2002
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