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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Austin Powers just gets better and better
Traditionally, films that have sequels rarely get better, this is the exception! The first one was funny and set the scene and introduced the character... but Hurley was a little annoying! The 2nd was hilarious with the introduction of Mini-Me and Fat B******, and Heather Graham was much more convincing!
The third is fantastic... funny, disgusting, clever and...
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3.0 out of 5 stars *** BRONZEMEMBER ***
So here it is the third instalment in one of the most popular and successful movie comedy franchises ever, Austin Powers in Goldmember, the follow up to the immensely popular and successful Spy Who Shagged Me. With Mike Myers reprising his role as writer/star, Beyonce Knowles as the new Powers girl and a cast which includes many of the biggest hitters in Hollywood,...
Published on 19 Dec 2002 by Mr. N. Carnegie


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Austin Powers just gets better and better, 16 May 2003
This review is from: Austin Powers in Goldmember [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
Traditionally, films that have sequels rarely get better, this is the exception! The first one was funny and set the scene and introduced the character... but Hurley was a little annoying! The 2nd was hilarious with the introduction of Mini-Me and Fat B******, and Heather Graham was much more convincing!
The third is fantastic... funny, disgusting, clever and uplifting! Mini-Me and Fat B****** are back with even better gags and the usual crude humour from the latter!!! But Mike Myers has triumphed in adding the hilarious dutch roller skating villain "Goldmember!" And the casting of Michael Cane as Nigel Powers, Austins father... or farja if you're Goldmember... is excellent!
In her first acting role, Beyonce Knowles is brilliant and beautiful, with some great one liners and wild hair!
If you are a fan of Austin Powers... you will adore this film. If you didn't like the first two, you may not like this one as the humour carries the same vein and most of the original characters put in an appearance! If you haven't seen the first two... you may not get it!
Don't watch this film too seriously! Have a few drinks, a huge bucket of popcorn, loads of mates and just enjoy it! If you get the DVD... don't forget to check out the special features and extra scenes... extremely funny!
One question... when's Austin Powers 4 coming out?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "A comical masterpiece", 10 July 2004
This review is from: Austin Powers in Goldmember [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
The third installment of the James Bond spoof series- Austen Powers in Goldmember can easily compete with the domination and success of its two predecessors. A seven-week total of $207 million made Goldmember the highest-grossing film of the Austin Powers trilogy. A truly amazing accomplishment for Mike Myers' creation.
Myers returns as the International man of mystery-Austin Powers, Dr. Evil as well as a host of new characters such as Goldmember. Myers' comedic performance pulls off all the stops to ensure that Goldmember would be a huge box office success. The introduction of inexperienced Pop-diva Beyonce Knowles was a suprise to some, as is her outstanding role as Foxxy Cleopatra.
Austin Powers in Goldmember could have either been a huge success or a huge failure, however with charismatic performances from the leading duo [Myers and Knowles] as well as from British-acting legend Michael Caine lending his experienced services, and a host of cameo appearances from Briteny Spears to Tom Cruise, make the third installment of Austin Powers hugely entertaining and a comical masterpiece.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars *** BRONZEMEMBER ***, 19 Dec 2002
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This review is from: Austin Powers in Goldmember [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
So here it is the third instalment in one of the most popular and successful movie comedy franchises ever, Austin Powers in Goldmember, the follow up to the immensely popular and successful Spy Who Shagged Me. With Mike Myers reprising his role as writer/star, Beyonce Knowles as the new Powers girl and a cast which includes many of the biggest hitters in Hollywood, including Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta, Britney Spears, Danny Devito and Michael Caine (an inspired choice as Austin's father) this promised to be the funniest movie of the summer. However, rather than building upon The Spy Who Shagged Me, Goldmember is instead a collection of hit and miss sketches, several of which are pale imitations of his last movie, loosely connected into some kind of story.
Opening with an action-packed pre-credit James Bond like sequence, with cameos from many of Hollywood's biggest stars gets the movie off to a funny if somewhat irrelevant start, which is great if you like movies within movies, not so great if you don't. From there we get back into the real action with Dr Evil and Myer's latest character Goldmember (a Dutchman with a gold penis and bad skin, which he likes to eat) plotting once more to take over the world. So far so good you might think but herein one of the problems lies: the character Goldmember just isn't funny and is positively poor next to all of Mike Myers other characters, including a disappointingly under-used and very flatulent Fat Bastard who makes a welcome but all too brief return. There are some very funny visual and verbal gags of course and a few clever scenes that retrace Austin Powers and Dr Evil's childhoods but all in all there are just as many hits as misses and too many scenes that are obvious retreads of the previous movies most successful gags, such as the use of silhouettes, telling Sean to zip-it and the Jay-Z "It's A Hard Knock Life" routine. Okay so these scenes are still, to an extent, funny but nowhere near as funny as the first time you saw them.
As for the cast, Myer's is his usual brilliant comedic self, it's just that his self-penned lines are not as good as before. Verne Troyer is once again splendid as Mini Me and Destiny's child's Beyonce Knowles makes a sassy and sexy Foxy Cleopatra, whilst Seth Green (sporting a receding hairline) is quite fabulous as Dr Evil's son Sean. However, the star of the show in my view, is Michael Caine, with a marvellous comedic performance as Austin's father Nigel, delightfully sending up his Harry Palmer persona from the 1960's movies that first made him a star.
As for the movie as a whole, it is probably ideally suited to the DVD format more than any other movie out there, because on DVD you will be able to pick and choose which scenes you watch (and there are some very funny and very imaginative scenes). It is just that all n all you feel that you've seen it all before and seen it done better in the previous instalment. What is more the ending of the film suggests that not only is Mike Myers running out of new ideas for his spoof spy movies but that indeed it may be the end of this very profitable franchise. Still funny but not as funny as its predecessor: Three stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have film, 23 Feb 2012
This review is from: Austin Powers in Goldmember [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
This is without a doubt a brilliant film to have. Just full of fun and clever snips of other films re-enacted with Mike Myers usual style.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GENIUS, 25 Jun 2006
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This review is from: Austin Powers in Goldmember [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
I shouldn't find it as funny as I do, but I can't help but laugh so hard my sides ache every time I watch this film. The characters are so hilarious and there are so many of them that you find yourself laughing virtually non stop. Myers is so funny to watch and so original and ahead of the game in all he does. So many catchphrases have come from this movie it just shows how funny and in tune with viewers it is. Buy it, watch it and laugh so hard you'll cry!

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Daddy wasn't there, to take me to the fair....., 8 May 2004
This review is from: Austin Powers in Goldmember [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
Who threw a cupcake honestly????? This DVD has got to be the best so far. I personally thought that it was Mike myers bestest film so far, with beyonce knowles, these trio are the best. this flim is catchy, funny and hilarous from start to finish.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a brilliant end to a brilliant threequel, 2 Feb 2003
This review is from: Austin Powers in Goldmember [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
Bringing a trilogy to its natural conclusion is never an easy task, but creator/producer and multiple star Mike Myers does exactly that, with enough cameos, gags, props and inescapably juvenile humour to make Goldmember a success.
Three years since Austin (Myers) prevented Dr Evil's (Myers) insidious scheming, the demented genius and his miniature clone Mini-Me (Verne Troyer, on top form) escape from their maximum-security prison to commit more evil atrocities in various decades, this time teaming up with diabolical Dutch criminal-mastermind Goldmember (Myers), who gained his name after a bizarre smelting accident turned his family jewels into solid gold.
But there is more at stake for Austin, as Goldmember has kidnapped his 'farsher' - father: he has a Dutch accent, isn't that weird? - Nigel Powers (played by the superbly cockney Caine), who Austin has his own issues with.
The Evil family return, with Seth Green (Scott), Mindy Sterling (Frau) and Robert Wagner (Number Two) providing a favourable audience for Dr Evil's new and typically OTT plans.
Joining Austin this time is Destiny's Child singer Knowles, whose blaxploitation babe Foxxy Cleopatra fills her part (and then some!) admirably well, as Powers must go back to 1975 to save the girl, his 'farsher' and the world once more - all in a days work for Her Majesty's top agent.
As you'd expect, the picture quality is wonderfully vibrant thanks to the swinging Seventies-inspired colours and set designs. Even more impressive for a release of this nature is the inclusion of the DTS 6.1 soundtrack, which features discrete 6.1 decoding for those with a centre-rear speaker.
Unfortunately, unlike the previous Powers outings the selection of special features feels a little under-whelming, with a limited and less inventive array of extras. The audio commentary by director Roach and writer/star Myers is acceptable, though lacking the replay value provided by their commentary for The Spy Who Shagged Me.
The 'All-Access Pass' features take you into the familiar behind-the-scenes-esque bonus material, with 'The World Of Austin Powers' revealing insight into the making, casting, stunts and special effects. Although there is certainly value and enjoyment to be had from watching these featurettes, it is the insight into the new characters that breathes life into this selection - and in particular Masters Powers and Evil, where the camera takes you into their casting sessions, role acceptance and makeup, including Powers' goofy teeth and chest hair.
The enormous selection of deleted/extended scenes lack the charm of those from TSWSM, and unlike those in Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (cut because they extended the MPAA boundaries of cinematic taste), were cut due to them either slowing the film's pace, or simply because they didn't work.
The 'Visual FX Segment' is a short look into the more expensive SFX budget awarded Goldmember, while music videos from Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles and more fill disc space along with the film's various trailers.
'Beyond The Movie' contains four featurettes that look at specific scenes/styles of the film, with 'International Men Of Mystery', 'English, English' (cockney rhyming slang), 'Disco Fever' and 'Fashion Vs Fiction' short insights into the world of Powers... Austin Powers.
Although unlikely to span forty years like the Bond Franchise, Austin Powers In Goldmember, like the previous two, gets more enjoyable with repeated viewings.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious frm start to finish!!!!!!, 29 Mar 2003
I first saw this film at the cinema with my brother, And even then I thought it was the funniest film i had ever seen. I was laughing the whole way through.
The story goes that Austin powers father (Michael Caine) has been kidnapped by goldmember who joins forces with doctor evil ( both Mike Myers,) so austin, (also Mike Myers) teams up with Foxxy Cleopatra (beyonce knowles) to rescue him. This film features some of the same jokes as the last two films but it all adds to the humour. This film also features cameo performances from Tom Cruise, Gyneth Platrow, Kevin Spacey, Danny Devito, Britney Spears and the Osbournes. This Film is certainly not to be missed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 8 July 2014
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Everything was well done
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5.0 out of 5 stars Film, 21 May 2014
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Brilliant film very funny so if into comedy's you will enjoy. Delivery was quick and great service, would defiantly recommend.
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