Austin Powers sounded like a silly idea, but it turns out to be one of the best comedies of the year.
John PetrakisChicago Tribune
The key to the film, however, is the joyous performance of Mike Myers, who plays both the Beatle-mopped Austin Powers and the bald-headed Dr. Evil.
Jonathan RosenbaumChicago Reader
What's really fun about this silly but spirited comedy isn't just the ribbing of "swinging London" fashion and social attitudes but the use of the compulsive zooms and split-screen mosaics of commercial movies of the 60s.
David SterrittChristian Science Monitor
The drawn-out, lowbrow humor is either "love it" or "hate it," so it may not be your bag, baby.