The Mummy
The Mummy (1999)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 1, 1999
DVD Release Date: September 28, 1999
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's difficult to make a persuasive argument for The Mummy as any kind of meaningful cinematic achievement, but it's undeniably fun to watch.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

The Mummy fails to reconcile image and tone!

Todd McCarthy

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.

Tim Brayton
Alternate Ending

At its best, a film that is considerably worse at Raiders of the Lost Ark in doing many of the same things.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A hyperactive hodgepodge of monumental proportions!

Robert Horton

A weightless, instantly forgettable picture!

Mikel Zorrilla

Simply everything fits into place, with Fraser leading a great cast and assuming his role of a modern Indiana Jones, to a villain who you really have to take seriously. [Full review in Spanish]

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

An aggressively eye-popping horror film!

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Justine Elias
Mr. Showbiz

A well-crafted, great looking adventure, with some spirited performances!

Sean Axmaker

... the script is almost too tongue-in-cheek for its own good, but Sommers' thrill a minute cliffhanger is a tribute, a parody, and a high energy period adventure all in one.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
All the story ideas come from Universal's 1932 original version (and you've seen that, right? Right?), but the style comes from their follow-up sequel… More
Samuel Riley
I remember being terrified when I first watched this when I was just a kid. As I've grown up, there are still a couple of things, mainly the scarabs, that… More
KJ Proulx
It may not have enough purpose to go along with it's silliness, and it may be a tad overlong, but "The Mummy" is a film that is easy and fun to… More
Michael Edwards
one of my all time favorite action movies ever made with great effects
Dan Schultz
Adventurous, but not an automatic recommedation. Some times, it feels like a cheap rip-off of "Indiana Jones", but other times, its fairly enjoyable.
Melvin White
Rick: I only gamble with my life, never my money.  "Adventure Is Reborn." The Mummy has been a movie that I had wanted to see for quite sometime… More