"I put the grrr in swinger, baby!" a deliciously randy Austin Powers coos near the beginning of The Spy Who Shagged Me, and if the imagination of Austin creator Mike Myers seems to have sagged a bit, his energy surely hasn... more »'t. This friendly, go-for-broke sequel to 1997's Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery finds our man Austin heading back to the '60s to keep perennial nemesis Dr. Evil (Myers again) from blowing up the world--and, more importantly, to get back his mojo, that man-juice that turns Austin into irresistible catnip for women, especially American spygirl Felicity Shagwell (a pretty but vacant Heather Graham). The plot may be irreverent and illogical, the jokes may be bad (with characters named Ivana Humpalot and Robin Swallows, née Spitz), and the scenes may run on too long, but it's all delivered sunnily and with tongue firmly in cheek. Myers's true triumph, though, is his turn as the neurotic Dr. Evil, who tends to spout the right cultural reference at exactly the wrong time (referring to his moon base as a "Death Star" with Moon Units Alpha and Zappa--in 1969). Myers teams Dr. Evil with a diminutive clone, Mini-Me (Verne J. Troyer), who soon replaces slacker son Scott Evil (Seth Green) as the apple of the doctor's eye; Myers and Troyer work magic in what could plausibly be one of the year's most affecting (and hysterically funny) love stories. Despite a stellar supporting cast--including a sly Rob Lowe as Robert Wagner's younger self and Mindy Sterling as the forbidding Frau Farbissina--it's basically Myers's show, and he pulls a hat trick by playing a third character, the obese and disgusting Scottish assassin Fat Bastard. Many viewers will reel in disgust at Mr. Bastard's repulsive antics and the scatological bent Myers indulges in, including one showstopper involving coffee and--shudder--a stool sample. Still, Myers's good humor and dead-on cultural references win the day; Austin is one spy who proves he can still shag like a minx. --Mark Englehart« less
James P. (pearldrummerjp) from RUCKERSVILLE, VA Reviewed on 4/6/2010...
Myers at his best by far.He will leave you in stiches!
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Julie S. from LEONARDTOWN, MD Reviewed on 1/10/2010...
One of my all-time favorite movies.
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Christy B. from WRIGHT CITY, MO Reviewed on 9/30/2009...
Generally, sequels tend to be quite awful. A shadow of the movie they're following, it's generally just to make audiences go "Oooh, there's that character again! And look, he's doing that thing he did in the last movie!" and then move on.
This isn't the case with this movie at all.
Of course, Austin Powers has never been a deep movie, but it is, however, a hilarious one. And the sequel is no different.
At no point does the plot feel forced, it's just as effortlessly funny as the first. At times even funnier, with the introduction of two side characters that are probably the best of the series (Mini-Me and Fat Bastard), and another adventure that doesn't at all feel like a tired rehash of the first movie.
I generally prefer movies with deep, meaningful plots, but I love Austin Powers because it never fails to make me laugh. While most of the humor is crude, it never feels stupid.
"The rating of PG-13 is almost an under-rate! The content in this movie is quite adult oriented, but yet a great laugh. Even though there are many spin-off's of the first movie (ex. shh and zip it), this movie gets better the more you watch it. You can't just watch it once because I too didn't like it at first, but the more you watch the more you pick up the humor! VERY entertaining! Buy this movie!"
New & improved
wellwellwell | bog | 02/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For those of you who thought another Austin Powers movie would become nothing more than a forgotten sequel, I have two words for you: Fat Bastard. The Introduction of another character played by Mike Myers only makes this sequel better. You must remember that Jay Roach and company are working with whatever they please; as long as Mike Myers goes along with it. And as long as Mike likes it, it'll be good.In this laughable comedy, we are introduced to more new and great characters such as: Mini-me (played by Verne Troyer), Felicity Shagwell (Heather Graham), and a younger version of Number 2 played by Rob Lowe. There are so many laughs in the movie I don't even know where to begin. How about Mustafa's reappearance or maybe Fat Bastard trying to eat Mini-me. They just never stop. Again, we have a similar storyline along with a similar ending: 30...29...28... you get the idea. I have a feeling that Mike's not done quite yet in producing laughs. I'm really looking forward to Austin Powers 3. It'll be smashing, baby!Anyway, that's enough of that. If you liked the first Austin Powers movie you'll definitly like this one. Heck, you might even enjoy it more. Otherwise, if you didn't like the first movie you won't like this one either. Give it a shot, it's worth it.One more thing, make sure you watch to the very very end of the credits to find out what actually happens to Mustafa. It's too good to miss."
Jamie Bouadana | 04/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tons of extras...deleted scenes, a feature length commentary, interviews, music videos, lots of entertaining stuff. I was surprised they were able to put the whole thing on one side of a DVD.As for the movie itself, Dr. Evil's disfunctional relationship with his son Scott is hilarious. Mini Me...Rob Lowe as a young Number 2... Frau...the whole Jerry Springer scene was great. As for the time travel inaccuracies, well...duh. I mean, we're not talking 2001:A Space Odyssey here. It's a frickin' comedy. It's about having FUN, being SILLY.My advice: If you're too uptight to just enjoy this movie, if you absolutely MUST analyze every scene, then go rent "Contact" and leave the rest of us alone."
Ladies and gentlemen I am about to travel through time.....
Jamie Bouadana | Rhymney UK | 05/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You must have been living under a rock for the last three or so years if you are not familiar with Austin Powers and Doctor Evil and their abundance of instantly recognisable catchphrases. The sequel to the very popular Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery takes the ideas from the first film and turns them on its head. Instead of having two people from the sixties living in the nineties, we send Austin and Dr. Evil (who have now acclimatised to the nineties) back to the late 1960s. Love it or loathe it, The Spy Who Shagged me is one of the funniest films ever made. The DVD is also very good, with an excellent audio and visual digital transfer. The extra features are spectacular, with hilarious directors commentary, deleted scenes that you wonder why they were dropped from the final film and a huge range of other treats. A SPECIAL HIDDEN MENU which is accessed by going to the 'special features' menu and leaveing it for about 2 mins then a special Dr Evil symbol appears click on it for some extra hidden features Even the animated menus are brilliant. The Spy Who Shagged Me is a DVD that should be everybody's collection."
Mike Meyers does it again...
Michael W. Cook | Biloxi, Mississippi | 12/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Outstanding sequel... Mike Meyers' characters are incredibly funny. The "Ausin Powers:SHSM" deleted scenes on the DVD were the reson I purchased my DVD player. The jokes piggy back the first movie while maintaining originality and humor.True fans of Mike Meyers and the SNL alumni will thoroughly enjoy this movie. However, the fly-by-night, listens to top-40 music fan may be dissappointed in the similarities between this and the first movie."