The Mummy Returns
The Mummy Returns (2001)

This big-budget sequel from writer/director Stephen Sommers navigates much of the same cliffhanger territory as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones franchise. It is 1933, eight years after the events of The Mummy (1999).… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 4, 2001
DVD Release Date: October 2, 2001
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In The Mummy Returns, the special effects are impressive, but the characters seem secondary to the computer generated imagery.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

A piss-poor mummy movie indeed that doesn't deliver a damn thing worth preserving.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

There's more than a little unintentional humor in the picture.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Feels like treading of the same old ground. And that's likely because no one here has really evolved.

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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter

A bully follow-up to the 1999 international smash

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Fitfully entertaining.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Very violent, mostly in comic-book terms.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

The sequel does little more than repeat the need-a-bigger-boat jokes, triple the digital effects, and forget entirely about the old Universal B-movies.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Yes, many of the visual effects are stunning, but others are downright cheesy.

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Michael Dequina

More or less a wholesale recycling of the 1999 original.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Fresh off the first "Mummy" film, Brendan Fraser leads this great cast once again as cheesiness and corniness ensues, driving the film to what should… More
Candy Rose
Sequel to the Mummy. Their son starts a chain reaction that brings back the Scorpion King from the underworld. Good action movie with special effects.
Samuel Riley
Even though I enjoyed this film, I felt that it didn't meet or top the original. Mainly, I feel that the film focuses too much on the action rather than… More
Thomas Bowler
Fun without focus or coherence. Full review later.
Phil Hubbs
The one thing I can say about this sequel straight away is kudos for the continuity, Sommers has managed to gather all the original cast to carry on and this… More
Albert Kim
Brendan Fraser. Done deal. As for the movie, it falls for the sequel syndrome. This was a really boring movie...