(1999)

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Based on 34 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
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
Chicago Reader
A pretty good job of zipping things along and occasionally scaring us, and the digital effects are fun.
67
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
Chicago Tribune
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.
60
L.A. Weekly
A near miss overall, but enjoyable in its littler particulars.
50
USA Today
A soulless spectacle.
50
Dallas Observer
Even with so much in its favor, The Mummy seems to fall all too easily. If only generating a soul for the film itself were so easy.
30
Stumbles and screeches on for an interminable two hours.
20
Film.com
Slouches in as a weightless, instantly forgettable picture.

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