“The Pharoahs & Emperors Built Complex Tombs For A Reason...”
“"Looking Back The Mummy Series Was Good For THe Days....But This Is A Brilliantly Brilliant Fanatsy Film Full Of Action, Adventure, And A British Character Tunred Into America,Thats What I Call Flawed, But Still Brillz"”
“Really Good Action, But Not The Best In "The Mummy" Series.”
“Why Was This Film Made?”
“It Would've Been So Much Better Had This Particular Mummy Not Been Unearthed.”
“"Oh Man... I Thought This Series Was Done Already! Now They've Got To Drag Down Poor Mr. Jet Li Too!"”
“To Be Continued??”
“Okay Movie But Bad Everything Else.”
“The Returning Actors Looked Tired Of The Franchise.”
“This Mummy Should Have Stayed Buried.”
“Overall Not A Bad Movie But...”
“Tomb Of The Mummy Franchise”
“The Worst Squeal Ever”
“I Hate Mummies! And This Movie!”
“Ummmmmm Well Noooooooooo If U Lik Mummy Moive Searies Well To Bad This One Is Just A Mummy 2.1”
“This Oen Is The Worst Film In All Ages ... ”
“Well There Goes Another $14.50 Wasted!?!?!?!”
“" Complete Waste Of Money"”
“Here's What's Wrong With This Movie:”
“This Movie Is An Absolute Disaster!”
“Worth Watching But Dont Expect Anythin Big.”
“This Film Is Ok But The Other Two Films Were Better ”
“Entertaining, Poorly Written, Fluff”
“I. Really. Hate. Mummies.”
“As Good As The First Two Mummy Movies And Better Than The Scorpion King.”
“Comes Off Like A Poor Cousin Of The "Indiana Jones" Flicks!! Leave This Film Buried.”
“This Made Up For The First Two”
“"Im Going To Peru"”
“Damn You Rob Cohen”
“A Decent Film, But Not The Greatest Sequel.”
“DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON THIS ONE!!!”
“I Could Form A Well-worded Consensus To Finalize My Review, But My True Feelings Can Only Communicate One Thing: This Movie Sucks.”
“I'm Scared To Be Living In A World Where I Liked A Mummy Movie Better Than An Indy Movie...”
Fraser, who at 39 looks perhaps five years older than this kid, needed a wholesome offspring-sidekick like a third arm. Then again, it's not clear that the world needed a third Mummy movie.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
The third installment of the Mummy franchise, Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, is by far the weakest.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
The Mummy franchise now really is dead, dead, dead. It is so dead, it could win gold at the Dead Olympics, establishing a new British and Commonwealth record in the 400m decomposition event.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
Remarkably, the plot has much in common with Hellboy II: The Golden Army, yet that bundle of fun has enough vision to make even its Barry Manilow interlude seem appropriate.
Mike Clark - USA Today
Tiresome and messy, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor borrows mightily from the Indiana Jones franchise and various martial-arts films, but it doesn't do what those films did nearly as well.
Jane Horwitz - Washington Post
Despite exotic locations, epic cinematography, and much spectacular crash and bang, this Mummy feels like a threadbare toss-off.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
'Here we go again,' sighs adventurer Rick O'Connell in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, and he's not the only one to notice that things are starting to look awfully familiar.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
The best news about this clangorous clunker is that it may well have vanquished the Mummy franchise.
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
It's serviceable summer twaddle, but you might as well see Hellboy II: The Golden Army -- similar plot, much better film.
Amy Biancolli - Houston Chronicle
While plenty of arrows zing, few of the wisecracks or familial confessions in Alfred Gough's and Miles Millar's script hit their mark.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
Now why did I like this movie? It was just plain dumb fun, is why. It is absurd and preposterous, and proud of it.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
The film has one objective: to smack its audience in the face with fleeting, competing wows, over and over.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
For a movie about the undead, this lacks any supernatural chills, and by the time its obligatory final showdown arrives, it seems as hollow as the terra cotta soldiers brought to life by CGI.
Andrea Gronvall - Chicago Reader
Full of exclamatory one-liners ripped from a copy of Indiana Jones for Dummies, and with the breathless cast spewing putatively witty rejoinders that get drowned out by pows and bangs, Mummy 3 should have been kept under wraps.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
The film's best quality is that it continues the Mummy tradition of mocking its own big-budget gratuitousness.
Christy DeSmith - Minneapolis Star Tribune
You've seen it all before. You don't want to see it again. It will hurt your head and lay waste to your soul.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Possibly the most fun Mummy yet -- call it The Uber-Mummy.
Randy Cordova - Arizona Republic
Given the must, dust and rust emanating from this third installment, it's clear the time has come for this Mummy franchise to be truly mummified once and for all.
Todd McCarthy - Variety
What's with outsourcing mummies to China? Do the undead work for lower wages there? Did Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon take place on the Nile?
Kyle Smith - New York Post
The action beats are the same as the earlier Mummys -- with planes, guns, digital creatures and vast armies of the risen-dead having at it. The missing ingredient here seems to be the fun.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
The story is no more than a thread stitching set pieces of increasing implausibility and ineptitude.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Laremy Legel - Film.com
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor marks the sad end (we hope) to a franchise that delivered two solid, highly entertaining, summer popcorn-munchers, both superior to the second Indiana Jones flick.
Jennie Punter - Globe and Mail
Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is more of the same -- and yet less.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
The third entry in the series starring Brendan Fraser ups the ante in terms of special effects and action, but there's an undeniably tired air to the enterprise.
Frank Scheck - Hollywood Reporter
If this sounds absurd, it is.
Jake Coyle - Associated Press
Hollywood could learn from the Mummy series: better to leave it buried.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
This Mummy movie is really two movies: a good adventure epic, with all the Chinese people, and a wan one, with O'Connells and the other the Westerners.
Richard Corliss - TIME Magazine
The new Mummy is, how can I put it? Just freakin' awful.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
If it weren't for all that inept banter, this might have been a different film indeed.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
Pray that this is a franchise that's dead for good this time.
Ali Gray - TheShiznit.co.uk
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Hank Sartin - Time Out
- Digital Spy
The makers of the wildly lucrative Mummy franchise are flogging a dead corpse ... the adventure that's been disinterred is more than a little whiffy.
Jason Best - Movie Talk
It's a deafening, blinding department store Blu-ray demo reel that's spun wildly out of control...Tomb takes the franchise to a stunning new low."
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
I too wish this Mummy stayed dead and buried.
Anders Wotzke - Cut Print Review
Anders Wotzke - Moviedex
obviously the low-grade stuff: users will get their fix but recognize it's been cut too thin, no matter how many bells and whistles were crammed into the mainframe.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
...this thing is cursed.
JimmyO - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
How anyone ever thought there was more than one movie in the Mummy concept, I don't know.
Brian Webster - Apollo Guide
Another enjoyable bit of high adventure and malarkey.
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
It's usually advisable to arrive for a film before it starts, but if you happen to be running late for this enjoyably brainless blockbuster, do not worry.
Jim Schembri - The Age (Australia)
As we move from city to desert to mountains, the action gets more frenetic and increasingly silly, which is no bad thing in a Mummy movie.
Sandra Hall - Sydney Morning Herald
Not groundbreaking, but good fun.
Jason Di Rosso - MovieTime, ABC Radio National
The possibility of a fourth film is alluded to in the screenplay, but let's hope the filmmakers decide to leave that one where it belongs -- in the crypt.
Vicky Roach - Daily Telegraph (Australia)
A capable and highly watchable action adventure flick.
Erin Free - FILMINK (Australia)
Miscast, fumbled action sequences, flat humor, and one of the most disjointed and problematic scripts of a major movie this year
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
I've really enjoyed The Mummy Franchise. Until now. By the end, even the most amazing stunt becomes a bit of a yawn
Louise Keller - Urban Cinefile
The often silly elements of the plot dilute the majesty of the Chinese culture which it traverses, and the childish nature of the magical elements dilute the film's appeal outside a narrow target audience of undemanding kids
Andrew L. Urban - Urban Cinefile