The Scorpion King
The Scorpion King (2002)

The Rock has his first starring role in this prequel to The Mummy films, which was developed while The Mummy Returns was still in production. The film takes place in ancient times, when a mighty swordsman, Memnon (Steven Brand, making his… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 19, 2002
DVD Release Date: October 1, 2002
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Action adventure doesn't get much cheesier than The Scorpion King.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Another grandiose, hyperactive crock, full of lame jokes and gorgeous, stupefying images.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Wimps out by going for that PG-13 rating, so the more graphic violence is mostly off-screen and the sexuality is muted.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

On the silly popcorn scale, it works pretty well.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

All the necessary exposition prevents the picture from rising above your generic sand 'n' sandal adventure.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

The Scorpion King may look like a movie, but it feels like a food fight.

Nick Rogers

Boasting sword-and-sandal action more sluggish than a Ye Olde Renaissance Faire, The Rock putting someone through a table would be a welcome anachronism. "The Scorpion King"? More like "Moron the Barbarian."

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Ed Park
Village Voice

Russell lacks the visual panache, the comic touch, and perhaps the budget of Sommers's title-bout features.

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Dan Via
Washington Post

A fairly by-the-books blend of action and romance with sprinklings of intentional and unintentional comedy.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Come for the cheese, stay for Kelly Hu.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
More hype than delivery, follow Mr. Dwayne Johnson as he unbelievably waltzes into a fullblown Hollywood movie career playing the same guy he played in the… More
Alex roy
Third entry of The Mummy franchise tells the story of Thew Scorpion King which you'd expect that they would make something good, but unfortunately; it is… More
Phil Hubbs
So oddly enough this character was actually loosely based on a real Egyptian leader which does make things a little more interesting, not a franchise saver by… More
Marc Lewis
If I were to sum up the Scorpion King in one sentence it would be this: An entertaining, yet cheesy action movie with fantastic action, battle scenes but bad… More
Film Crazy
Well its okay, it'll suffice as a prequel because i doubt you'd get any better! Its good enough in the action front and special effects! Theres… More
Wahida K
<i>Perhaps The Rock should have rejected the Role in this Movie.</i> I disagree at this point. The Rock was really great in his Role. I was very… More