Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Watch Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

"Debonair. Defiant. Defrosted."
  • PG-13
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 7.0  (255,433)
  • 51

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 spy action-comedy film directed by Jay Roach and starring Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, and Michael York. It tells the story of Austin Powers, a British secret agent of the 1960s who is cryogenically frozen and reawakens in the 1990s to foil the plans of his archenemy Dr. Evil. The film opens with a parody of James Bond opening sequences, complete with a catchy theme song and psychedelic visuals. We are then introduced to Austin Powers, a swinging sixties spy known for his outrageous fashion sense, seductive charm, and signature catchphrases like "Yeah, baby!" and "Oh, behave!" However, on his last mission to stop Dr. Evil, he is cryogenically frozen and sent into hibernation for thirty years. When he wakes up in 1997, he discovers that the world has changed a lot, and his outdated attitudes and behavior are no longer acceptable.

Austin is quickly recruited by his former boss, Basil Exposition (Michael York), to help stop Dr. Evil (also played by Myers), who has returned from his own thirty-year cryogenic freeze and is threatening to take over the world with a doomsday device called the "Preparation H." To aid him in his mission, Austin is paired with Vanessa Kensington (Elizabeth Hurley), the daughter of his former partner who was killed by Dr. Evil.

As Austin tries to adapt to the modern world, he encounters various cultural shocks and misunderstandings that lead to some hilarious moments. He struggles with using a computer, enters a dance club dressed in sixties attire and finds himself out of place, and even gets in trouble for his sexist and politically incorrect behavior towards Vanessa. However, his charisma and charm still manage to win over the beautiful and smart Vanessa, and they become a formidable team in their quest to stop Dr. Evil.

Dr. Evil, on the other hand, is a hilarious parody of villains from classic spy movies. He wears an iconic gray suit, has a bald head, and has a peculiar accent and mannerisms resembling those of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the main villain in James Bond movies. He is accompanied by a group of henchmen, including his right-hand man, Number Two (Robert Wagner), and a giant, mute henchman named Random Task (Joe Son). Dr. Evil's eccentricities and hilarious plans to take over the world make him a memorable character in the film.

The film also features several other notable characters, including Scott Evil (Seth Green), Dr. Evil's estranged son, and Frau Farbissina (Mindy Sterling), Dr. Evil's loyal and domineering assistant. The movie also features a number of celebrity cameos, including Will Ferrell as a henchman, Carrie Fisher as a therapist, and Christian Slater as a security guard.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a hilarious movie and a perfect spoof of classic spy movies. The film is filled with witty one-liners, outrageous characters, and over-the-top action sequences that will keep you entertained throughout. Mike Myers delivers a standout performance as both Austin Powers and Dr. Evil, showcasing his comedic talent and ability to create memorable characters. Elizabeth Hurley is also excellent as Vanessa Kensington, delivering a strong and confident performance that stands up to Myers' antics.

The film's soundtrack is also notable, featuring classic hits from the sixties and seventies that perfectly fit the film's comedic vibe. The iconic song "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones is used as the main theme for Austin Powers and adds to the film's nostalgic and fun feel.

In summary, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a must-see film for anyone who loves spy movies, comedies, or just wants to have a good laugh. The film's iconic characters, witty dialogue, and memorable gags make it a classic comedy that has stood the test of time.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 51.

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  • Release Date
    1997
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 31 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (255,433)
  • Metascore
    51