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Parents' Guide to

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Raunchy sequel is full of sex and bathroom humor.

Movie PG-13 1999 95 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 18+
age 11+

funny movie

this movie is great, u should let your kids watch it if they get the jokes, there is only 1 sex scene but apart from that its good.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (39 ):

AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME is very funny at times and always genial enough to inspire generosity toward the jokes that don't work. Spy boss Basil Exposition (Michael York) wisely advises both Powers and the audience not to think too much about the plot.

This is silly fun for its core audience of college kids. They will find the jokes about the 1980s wildly funny, though they may miss some of the jokes about the 1960s. Parents should be very cautious about allowing children or young teens to see the movie, and should be prepared to talk with kids who see or hear about it, to answer questions, explain family standards on the use of the language in the movie, and to provide reassurance.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: June 11, 1999
  • On DVD or streaming: November 16, 1999
  • Cast: Heather Graham , Michael York , Mike Myers
  • Director: Jay Roach
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: New Line
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 95 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: sexual innuendo and crude humor
  • Last updated: April 29, 2023

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