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Austin Powers in Goldmember Reviews

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
The third installment in the series of super-spy spoofs, it's handcuffed by the ever-increasing load of baggage it carries.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: C+
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 31, 2002
I think this is the funniest of the three movies and I liked the first two.
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July 27, 2002
It's an ode to indecent joy.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 26, 2002
One-ups the Austin Powers sequel that came before it.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
July 26, 2002
The level of inventiveness remains high.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
July 26, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
July 26, 2002
This is a movie that's trying in too many senses of the word.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 26, 2002
Goldmember delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 26, 2002
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
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John Anderson
Newsday
July 26, 2002
Goldmember is funny enough to justify the embarrassment of bringing a barf bag to the moviehouse.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
July 26, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
July 26, 2002
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.
| Original Score: B-
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
July 26, 2002
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
July 26, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
July 26, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
July 26, 2002
The most consistently funny of the Austin Powers films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
July 26, 2002
Even if the gag-to-wince ratio isn't high, there are enough punchlines thrown here to make a sphinx smirk.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
July 26, 2002
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.
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
July 26, 2002
The result plays like a series of skits, but the gags are so funny that it works anyway.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
July 26, 2002
Uneven, self-conscious but often hilarious spoof.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 26, 2002
The movie is a little tired; maybe the original inspiration has run its course.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 25, 2002
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
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 25, 2002
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
July 25, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
July 25, 2002
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 | Original Score: C+
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
July 25, 2002
Not much else in this third Austin Powers sequel is new or memorable.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
July 25, 2002
A 14-carat stinker, delivered with little sense of fun and less inspiration.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
July 25, 2002
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.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
July 25, 2002
It's all amateur-night vaudeville and movies within movies that degenerate into total inanity.
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Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly
July 25, 2002
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.
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July 25, 2002
It's amusing, but you may find that you're over it.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 25, 2002
A shapeless, derivative-but-funny show.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 25, 2002
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.
| Original Score: B-
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 25, 2002
Qualities that were once amusing are becoming irritating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
July 24, 2002
Mike Myers and Austin Powers may stick to their old Beatle boots, but they've both come a long way, luvvy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
July 23, 2002
Star/writer Mike Myers and director Jay Roach struggle visibly with exhausted possibilities and diminishing returns.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
July 22, 2002
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.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 22, 2002
The misses outweigh the hits by a wide margin.