Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

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Dr. Evil is back…and has invented a new time machine that allows him to go back to the 60’s and steal Austin Powers’s mojo, inadvertently leaving him “shagless”. (IMDb)

There’s nary a hint of a substantial plot or complex characters here, but with an ample amount of often surprisingly clever humour (the synonyms for penis gags are great), the film manages to get by on pure silliness–and a good amount of self-aware jabs at its own shoddy storytelling don’t hurt either (“… just enjoy yourself!”). The multiple-character Myers is undeniably creative and while not all of his jokes land on their feet, enough do to overshadow the film’s lack of anything else.

6.5/10

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