The Mummy
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Loosely adapted from the classic 1932 horror film starring Boris Karloff, The Mummy is set in Egypt, where over 3,000 years ago the high priest Imhotep (played by Arnold Vosloo) was given the all-important assignment of preparing the recently dead for their journey into the afterlife. However, Imhotep made one terrible mistake - he became smitten with Anck-Su-Namun, the mistress of the Pharaoh himself. Driven mad by jealousy and love, Imhotep murdered the Pharaoh, and his punishment was to be buried alive and suffer the torment of an eternal life in his wretched tomb. In 1925, a band of… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

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"A hyperactive hodgepodge of monumental proportions!"
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"It revels in its own retro-ness, and it's a hell of a lot of fun."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"it's easy to fall back on self-conscious humor. But if, as the author, you have to keep interrupting your story to remind the audience how dumb the material is, what's the point of telling the tale in the first place?"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The eyes feast while the brain starves."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"There are a few jump-in-your-seat moments of pure fright, but this "Mummy" has more in common with Indiana Jones than Boris Karloff."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Tries to have it both ways, sending up the adventure genre for laughs while also going for some mild shocks, but the sand slips through its fingers on both counts."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"An unpretentious pulp adventure..."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"A great Indiana Jones movie without Indiana Jones."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"...like that big, dumb, lovable dog you had as a kid, you can't help liking it."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"One of the more confused productions in recent cinematic history!"
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"There is hardly a thing I can say in its favor, except that I was cheered by nearly every minute of it."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Director Stephen Sommers has a kind of soulless, leaden touch, with none of the sleek, sprightly fun this kind of movie requires."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"O roteiro de Stephen Sommers tem o bom-senso de não se levar a sério."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The Mummy is further proof that the digital world is not yet a rich, tactile one."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"No one strikes the right balance of tongue-in-cheeky spoof and go-for-broke cliffhanger."
‑ Joe Leydon, MSNBC
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