Mysteries of Egypt
Mysteries of Egypt (1998)

Well-known Egyptian actor Omar Sharif and the young British actress Kate Maberly are featured in the IMAX film. Sharif plays the role of a grandfather who takes his visiting granddaughter (Maberly) around the country to introduce her to the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1998
DVD Release Date: July 27, 1999
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

It's a visually appealing but basic introduction to ancient Egyptian culture.

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Herb Lash
Big Movie Zone

Mysteries of Egypt proves once again that the next best thing to experiencing the real thing is an Imax film.

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Gregory Weinkauf
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Peter Henne
Film Journal International

Though a little creaky in parts, the film wins us over with its impressive production values, fair-minded presentation and formal ambition.

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

What else would you expect from National Geographic but a rich tapestry of history that's unfolded right before your eyes?

Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Overall, a decent 1970's style documentary, but this archeological film barely scratches the surface of the sweeping IMAX potential.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Lafe Fredbjornson
Nice dizzying flyover of the Pyramids and the Sphinx. It needs to be seen on an IMAX screen, otherwise it's like a little National Geographic snooze-fest… More