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Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 26 July 2002 (USA)
Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember - who is working with Dr. Evil.

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He's found his mojo, baby, and now Austin Powers is back again in this shagadelic comedy-adventure! The "sshhh!" hits the fan when Dr. Evil and Mini-Me escape from prison. Joining forces with the superfreaky Goldmember, they kidnap Austin's father, master spy Nigel Powers, in a dastardly time-travel scheme to take over the world. Before you can say "Shake Your Booty," Austin cruises to 1975 and teams up with sexy Foxxy Cleopatra to stop Dr. Evil and Goldmember from their mischievous mayhem. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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The grooviest movie of the summer has a secret, baby! See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual innuendo, crude humor and language | See all certifications »

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$63,000,000 (estimated)

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£5,585,978 (UK) (26 July 2002)

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$213,079,163 (USA) (1 November 2002)
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In the first scene between Foxxy Cleopatra and Austin, Foxxy states that they have had no contact with each other for eight years. Beyoncé Knowles, who plays Foxxy, was not yet 21 years old when this movie was in production. See more »

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When Foxxy first enters the car with Austin asking to come back to the future, she mentions a roll of micro-film that she found, and says it might be a clue. It is never mentioned again. See more »

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In T.V. spots and in the theatrical trailer, the New Line Cinema logo is gold instead of the regular blue. See more »

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OK- but the worst out of the three
3 December 2002 | by (Surrey, England) – See all my reviews

To be brutal, this movie is cynical. I mean, Mike Myers is a funny guy, but this constant rehash of old material (see the radar jokes, the shadow-on-the-wall, the father-son misunderstandings) is just a bit worrying and suggests Mr. Myers has run out of ideas.

There are some classic moments in the movie, like the beginning sequence, and the shadow-on-the-wall sequence involving Mini-me, but the whole thing stinks of self-indulgence and money-making rather than originality or passion.

I felt myself, straining to laugh throughout the 90 minutes or so I was in the cinema, and I SO wanted to love this movie as I loved the previous two installments. Mike Myers is funny, and Beyonce Knowles is surprisingly good too, but Michael Caine isn't given the right material to shine and the Osbournes cameo verges on the pointless.

Good, but not your best effort. Austin Powers 4? No thank you


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