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USA Today
There is enough mirthful good will generated to justify even another sequel. May we suggest: "License to Shag," "You Only Shag Twice" or "Thundershag."
The A.V. Club
The most consistently funny studio sequel in some time, and the rare blockbuster that actually delivers on what it promises.
Boston Globe
Give your brain the night off, and Myers will make you smile too.
As a character, Austin Powers hasn't worn out his welcome, exactly, but he has outlived his novelty.
Los Angeles Times
Myers has a singular talent for skit humor… You can get away with an awful lot of gross, juvenile humor if you've got that to fall back on. [11 June 1999, Calendar, p.F-1]
New York Daily News
Turns out to be less than the sum of its wonderfully silly and bizarre parts.
New York Post
It all gets repetitive, and after about the halfway point, you get the feeling that Myers and Co. don't know where to go next, and are making it up as they go along.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The repulsive turn of events erased all my good memories of the first half, and makes the movie hard to recommend to a normal human being.
Too much of what The Spy Who Shagged Me has to offer is tired and derivative, and, when the various jokes and gags are tallied, there are many more misses than hits.
Would be too long even if it were twice as funny. And that about sums up the movie.

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