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The Mummy

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Stephen Sommers

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Plot Summary

Deep in the Egyptian desert, a handful of people searching for a long-lost treasure have just unearthed a 3,000 year old legacy of terror. Combining the thrills of a rousing adventure with the suspense of Universal's legendary 1932 horror classic, The Mummy, starring Brendan Fraser, is a true nonstop action epic, filled with dazzling visual effects, top-notch talent and superb storytelling.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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55%
  • Reviews Counted: 83
  • Fresh: 46
  • Rotten: 37
  • Average Rating: 5.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: An aggressively eye-popping horror film! – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: 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. – Todd McCarthy, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: A hyperactive hodgepodge of monumental proportions! – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: There is hardly a thing I can say in its favor, except that I was cheered by nearly every minute of it. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Extremely Fun Adventure...

I was really surprised with The Mummy when I saw it at the age of 9. I was expecting complete horror where I'd have to close my eyes every second, but instead, it's a much less violent Indiana Jones adventure-type film, with lots of laughs. The acting is all well done, no one I can say was bad. The special-effects are okay, though some scenes appear more "fake" than others. The action... the film is full of it, and it's some thrilling stuff too. Overall, The Mummy is a fun adventure film that I was obssessed with for a couple years -- even so I saw the 1932 original with Karloff after seeing this one. Buy/rent this film.

Best Movie Ever

This is one of the best movies ever made. It doesn't get much better than Branden Fraiser battling a 3,000 year old mummy. By far my favorite movie of all time. A MUST SEE!

HECK YEAH!

I love this movie. I love love love this movie. It's pretty much one of the best movies in the entire universe. Yeah, the special effects aren't STELLAR (Transfomers setting the bar here), but then again, it probably was in '99, so cut it some slack. A lot of people may think I'm insane for saying this, but Brendan Fraser's character (Rick O'Connell was my favorite (keep in mind, this movie was my introduction to that particular actor, so George of the Jungle didn't ruin him for me). He's so sarcastic! Example: Evy: Umm...by the way...why did you kiss me? Rick: *laughs* I was about to be hanged, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Evy: Ohh! *storms off* Rick: What? What'd I say? I really don't think there was a right answer to that question. If you like horror, action, dead guys, or any combination of the above, watch this movie. And watch it before you see the second one, or else the second one won't make sense.