(1999)

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Metascore

Based on 34 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
San Francisco Chronicle
Digs up both laughs and chills from timeworn material.
88
New York Daily News
Even if The Mummy is imitation Spielberg, it offers more bang for the buck than we're used to getting.
88
New York Post
Cheerful, slightly cheesy entertainment that uses the latest special-effects techniques to breathe life into a venerable film tradition.
75
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. I cannot argue for the script, the direction, the acting or even the mummy, but I can say that I was not bored and sometimes I was unreasonably pleased.
70
Mr. Showbiz
A well-crafted, great looking adventure, with some spirited performances.
67
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.
63
Packs so much hell-for-leather action, gorgeous Moroccan scenery and eye-popping Industrial Light and Magic visual effects into its two hours that, after a while, I began to get tired of it.
63
ReelViews
In the end, it's the self-mocking aura that save this film from being a waste of two hours.
50
Drags its uninspiring action out too long for anyone's good.
50
USA Today
A soulless spectacle.
50
Christian Science Monitor
Long, bombastic, and violent, but fantasy fans may enjoy its fast-moving energy.
50
San Francisco Examiner
A frantic, epic-sized blowout of campy, "Indiana Jones" -style derring-do mixed with lots of computer-generated gee-whizzes.

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