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Austin Powers in Goldmember



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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2002
  • Running Time: 95 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive role models

Brave, clever black female character.


Comic violence.


Frequent and explicit humorous sexual references.


Comic bad language.

Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Comic references to drinking.

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.

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.

Families can talk about...

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

Movie details

Theatrical release date:July 26, 2002
DVD/Streaming release date:December 3, 2002
Cast:Beyonce Knowles, Mike Myers, Seth Green
Director:Jay Roach
Studio:New Line
Run time:95 minutes
MPAA rating:PG-13
MPAA explanation:gross humor, sexual references, and language

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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 like it. I found it VERY funny, but it was a bot awkward watching it with my 9 year old brother. I would reccomend it to anyon 13 and up.
What other families should know
Too much sex
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.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old October 19, 2013

The worst one but its still alright.

This one is not as inappropriate as the first two. Very little sexual content but is still not appropriate for all ages. Its definitely, by far the worst Austin Powers yet but theres still a little laughs.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking


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