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

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 1, 1999
DVD Release Date: September 28, 1999
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Critic Score: 56% 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.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A hyperactive hodgepodge of monumental proportions!

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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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

An unpretentious pulp adventure...

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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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A raucous and entertaining action horror entry with great performances, and a vicious villain.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Director Stephen Sommers has a kind of soulless, leaden touch, with none of the sleek, sprightly fun this kind of movie requires.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There is hardly a thing I can say in its favor, except that I was cheered by nearly every minute of it.

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Rob Gonsalves

It revels in its own retro-ness, and it's a hell of a lot of fun.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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?

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Phil Hubbs
After many many different ideas and approaches a final concept was agreed upon and this franchise was kick started, note...I really will try not to mention… More