The Radio Times logo

Austin Powers in Goldmember

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 2002
  • Jay Roach
  • 90 mins
  • 12

Summary

Spy spoof starring Mike Myers and Michael Caine, and featuring Beyoncé Knowles. When Austin's father is kidnapped by the evil Goldmember, the hapless secret agent travels through time to attempt a rescue. His journey brings mixed fortunes when he encounters an old girlfriend in the extremely attractive shape of Foxxy Cleopatra, but then he makes a startling discovery.

Advertisement

Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Co-writer, producer and star Mike Myers doesn't take many risks with this enjoyable third outing for the groovy secret agent and his arch enemy, Dr Evil, sticking to his tried and tested formula of cool catchphrases, bad-taste buffoonery and surreal slapstick. He perhaps overstretches himself this time, taking on the additional role of eponymous Dutch villain Goldmember, and there's a distinct feeling of déjà vu about his comic schtick. But, despite the occasional lacklustre sequence, there are memorable contributions from the most colourful supporting cast of the series. Singer Beyoncé Knowles is a knockout as sassy 1970s chick Foxxy Cleopatra, while Michael Caine is a dentally challenged delight as Austin's randy dad. Although the comedy peaks too early with a show-stopping film-within-a-film parody, director Jay Roach knows how to shoot a gag and the increased budget means this episode has a more vibrant, cinematic sheen than its predecessors. Myers fans may be disappointed by his personal below-par contribution, but when he does hit the target, the results are comedy gold.

How to watch

Loading

Streaming

Credits

Cast

rolename
Austin Powers / Dr Evil / Fat Bastard / GoldmemberMike Myers
Nigel PowersMichael Caine
Foxxy CleopatraBeyoncé Knowles
Scott EvilSeth Green
Basil ExpositionMichael York
Number TwoRobert Wagner
Frau FarbissinaMindy Sterling
Mini-Me Verne Troyer
Number Three, "The Mole"Fred Savage
Mr RobotoNobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa
Young Austin PowersAaron Himelstein
Young Dr EvilJosh Zukerman
Tom Cruise / Austin PowersTom Cruise
Danny DeVito / Mini-Me Danny DeVito
Gwyneth Paltrow / Dixie NormousGwyneth Paltrow
Kevin Spacey / Dr EvilKevin Spacey
Quincy JonesQuincy Jones
Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
Britney SpearsBritney Spears
Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
John TravoltaJohn Travolta
Burt BacharachBurt Bacharach
Jillian ShagwellSusanna Hoffs

Crew

rolename
DirectorJay Roach

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment
Released on
2002-07-26
Guidance
Contains swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
Advertisement

RadioTimes.com is getting better. Fresh new look, redesigned programme hub, richer content…

FIND OUT MORE
Advertisement

Sponsored content