Austin Powers in Goldmember

Movie review by
Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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  • PG-13
  • 2002
  • 95 minutes
Popular with kids

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 35 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive role models & representations

Brave, clever black female character.


Comic violence.


Frequent and explicit humorous sexual references.


Comic bad language.

Drinking, drugs & smoking

Comic references to drinking.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has a great deal of material that would get an R in a drama. Because some words miss being naughty by a vowel or two and the sexual acts are apparent rather than real, they pass muster with the MPAA. Parents should be very cautious about letting children and young teens see the movie without viewing it first themselves.

User Reviews

Adult Written byhelsingmusique October 5, 2014

It Truly Depends on Your Tastes

I personally like this film although it can be a bit immature at times and is an idle film for teenagers in that respect. Personally, I have no problem with the... Continue reading
Adult Written byForknose April 9, 2008

The End of a Dynasty

Great movie. It follows the path of the other movies, however, it is the worst of the three. Sure it is still hilarious, it's just that the plot is sort of... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old April 20, 2011

No baby!

Disgusting movie filled with lots of bad sexual stuff, obscene language and racism. Skip it at all costs.
Kid, 11 years old November 28, 2009

Very funny, for kids 13 and up.

This movie is truly funny. It is super innapropriate and crude, but it also has comedy. It is practically a gross out comedy, but kids about 13 and up would lik... Continue reading

What's the story?

In AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER, Mike Myers returns as Austin Powers, his nemesis, Dr. Evil, and the odious Scottish Fat Bastard. He also plays the new title villain, a Dutchman named Goldmember because of an accident that left him with gilded private parts. Our hero must fight his old and new foes, who are bent on world domination.

Is it any good?

Another year, another Austin Powers movie; that means 30 very funny minutes surrounded by 60 minutes of far less funny jokes about body parts and body functions, primarily relating to the bathroom. Each of Myers' new characters is less interesting than the one before. Powers takes such pleasure in being himself that he is fun to watch, but Dr. Evil is still his best character since Wayne Campbell and Linda Richman when he was on Saturday Night Live. But the more recent additions are not very memorable. Like Fat Bastard, Goldmember's primary characteristic is disgusting personal habits. Then there are frequent jokes about prejudice against the Dutch. Huh?

The best part of the movie is the appearance by a number of guest stars. Beyoncé Knowles of Destiny's Child gives sweetness and snap to her role as Foxy Cleopatra, a gentle tribute to the Pam Grier characters of 1970's blaxploitation movies. There are some great riffs on situations and relationships from the earlier movies, but there are also some excruciating replays of some of their jokes (mostly apparently gross bodily functions) and even excruciating replays of some of the jokes from this movie.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the fact that most of the major characters feel unloved by their fathers. How does that affect them?

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