The Mummy (1999)

The Mummy (1999)

The Mummy (1999)

An American (Brendan Fraser) serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy while on an archaeological dig. Co-stars Rachel Weisz.

Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell (Fraser) and Beni (Kevin J. O'Connor), his weasel of a companion, stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death; his body will remain undead for all eternity as a punishment for a forbidden love.

1999Rating: M, Supernatural theme, Medium level violence125 minsUSA
ActionAdventureFantasy

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The Mummy (1999) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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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The New York Times

The New York Times

A gaudy comic video game splashed onto the screen!

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Don't go expecting much beyond searing sound and sensational light; together, however, they are well worth the price of admission.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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

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New York Post

New York Post

It's cheerful, slightly cheesy entertainment!

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

There is much to look at - it’s like spending two hours in Michael Jackson’s Undead Neverland - but not a lot at stake.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Desert adventures. Treasures and tombs and a likeable hero in Brendan Fraser. Ignore the gaping plot holes and laughable script and you have a watchable, effects-filled romp.

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