Movie Review: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Every groovy costume, character and quirk in director Jay Roach’s Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (C-) suggests the film will be a smashing fun-fest. But regardless of the kitschy freeze frames, the spiraling flowers and the lace-lined crushed velvet suits, the film often strikes an empty pose. Mike Myers plays the zany leading character in this 007 spoof. It’s a flighty romp that seems more suited for a Saturday Night Live segment than a feature film.

I've reviewed films for more than 20 years. Current movie reviews of new theatrical releases and direct-to-video or streaming films are added weekly to the Silver Screen Capture movie news site. Many capsule critiques originally appeared in expanded form in my syndicated Lights Camera Reaction column.

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Posted in 1997

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