Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 7, 2005

...the people who seemed to be having the most fun at a recent screening were the 14-year-old boys giggling over the libidinous bits and the bathroom jokes.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Too many scenes end on a flat note!

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Absent are the freshness and spontaneity that characterized the original.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010

Full of sex and bathroom humor. Not for kids.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000

Much of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me feels recycled, but audiences who dote on multiple viewings aren't likely to complain.

Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
December 30, 2006

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 12, 2003

By the end, Spy recycles its own gags, not just ones from the first movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
January 1, 2000

Recycled ideas and a weaker plot

Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000

Scatological doesn't even begin to describe it. Heather Graham is crap too.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 30, 2008

...doesn't so much try to send up other spy films as it tries to one-up its own predecessor in this second go-round.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Too much of the new Powers looks like bad TV and sounds like old burlesque!

Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

There is a striking lack of craft in The Spy Who Shagged Me.

Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: C
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003

In ways better than the original, 'The Spy Who Shagged Me' is a rehash of the same story with new cast members and new takes on familiar jokes.

| Original Score: 2.5/4
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
January 1, 2000

Something of mixed reaction, a movie in which Myers remains an influencing screen presence, but the script doesn't do him justice.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com
January 1, 2000

After seeing his second adventure, you have to wonder how many times the same jokes can be played out before they start to overstay their welcome.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000

Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006

Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000

Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Top Critic
February 9, 2006

Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 1, 2000

Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002

Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005

Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
Top Critic
May 29, 2001

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic
November 6, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000

Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 14, 2001

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 1, 2000

Stuart Klawans
The Nation
January 1, 2000

Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000

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