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AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY
April 28, 2014  | By David Bianculli

Starz!, 7:25 p.m. ET

 

This 1997 Mike Myers movie managed to spoof both the James Bond spy films of the 1960s and the contemporaneous satires of those very movies – the James Coburn Flint films in particular. (The sound of the presidential phone in Austin Powers is lifted straight from those later spoofs.) But with its colorful and musical salute to the Sixties, with Myers playing multiple roles, and with Elizabeth Hurley as a fantastically game female foil, this movie that launched the Austin Powers franchise was, and remains, loads of flashy, frothy fun.

 
 
 
 
 
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