Timeless sexual innuendo jokes take a central platform in a stupid yet also hilarious Bond parody.

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When creating comedy the aim of a filmmaker is not just to make an audience laugh… but also to make them laugh on repeat viewings and this is something that the first in the Austin Powers series does well.

The humour is far from high-brow and there are many jokes and moments which can be seen from a mile off; yet with its referential style and ridiculous characters International Man of Mystery creates comedy that is still funny on the third or fourth watch.

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It is easy viewing that will cheer you up after a long day (or after a James Bond marathon) and there is little harm in that.

7/10