Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
An aggressively eye-popping horror film!
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
A gaudy comic video game splashed onto the screen!
Stephen Holden - New York Times
Dean Essner - USA Today
A failure in more ways than a mortal would have time to explain!
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
Dean Essner - Houston Chronicle
An adventure-flick wannabe!
Philip Wuntch - Dallas Morning News
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
A hyperactive hodgepodge of monumental proportions!
Michael Wilmington - Chicago Tribune
The Mummy fails to reconcile image and tone!
Susan Stark - Detroit News
Spectacle, rowdy adventure and supernatural horror all crammed into a raucous two hours of high-testosterone special-effects filmmaking!
Bob Fenster - Arizona Republic
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
It's cheerful, slightly cheesy entertainment!
Jonathan Foreman - New York Post
A weightless, instantly forgettable picture!
Robert Horton - Film.com
Dean Essner - Globe and Mail
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
Dean Essner - Sight and Sound
Dean Essner - Bullz-Eye.com
It revels in its own retro-ness, and it's a hell of a lot of fun.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
Mark Halverson - Sacramento News & Review
An unpretentious pulp adventure...
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
Director Stephen Sommers has a kind of soulless, leaden touch, with none of the sleek, sprightly fun this kind of movie requires.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
Derek Adams - Time Out
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Dean Essner - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
it's easy to fall back on self-conscious humor. But if, as the author, you have to keep interrupting your story to remind the audience how dumb the material is, what's the point of telling the tale in the first place?
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
Jeanne Aufmuth - Palo Alto Weekly
John R. McEwen - Film Quips Online
Wesley Lovell - Cinema Sight
Dean Essner - Film Threat
James Rocchi - Netflix
Bob Bloom - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Margaret A. McGurk - Cincinnati Enquirer
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Marty Mapes - Movie Habit
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
A great Indiana Jones movie without Indiana Jones.
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Bob Graham - San Francisco Chronicle
Christine James - Boxoffice Magazine
O roteiro de Stephen Sommers tem o bom-senso de nao se levar a serio.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Dean Essner - Boston Phoenix
Kim Newman - Sight and Sound
The eyes feast while the brain starves.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Michael Koller - Senses of Cinema
Almar Haflidason - BBC
...like that big, dumb, lovable dog you had as a kid, you can't help liking it.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
The Mummy is further proof that the digital world is not yet a rich, tactile one.
Bill Chambers - Film Freak Central
There are a few jump-in-your-seat moments of pure fright, but this "Mummy" has more in common with Indiana Jones than Boris Karloff.
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel - 3BlackChicks Review
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Universal has done the unthinkable--they've created the Anti-Matrix, the summer event movie you simply have to avoid.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
Being a bad movie is not always a bad thing.
Carlo Cavagna - AboutFilm.com
Jump back, monster-mashers; The Mummy mambos!
Jackie Loohauis - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A cinematic plague!
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
Dean Essner - Empire Magazine
Ian Waldron-Mantgani - UK Critic
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
Emily Blunt - Blunt Review
A "B" movie wrapped in a winding cloth of "A" special effects.
Ross Anthony - Hollywood Report Card
Dean Essner - E! Online
Jon Popick - Planet Sick-Boy
Greg Dean Schmitz - Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
It's the quintessential summer movie: noisy, spectacular and disposable.
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg pioneered this new-yet-old approach in the 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones' series, and the formula is viable enough to make 'The Mummy' popular with its target teenage audience.
David Sterritt - Christian Science Monitor
One more overblown exercise in big budget lameness!
Edward Johnson-Ott - NUVO Newsweekly
It may look like caviar, but it's still corn.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Paul Tatara - CNN.com
Check your brain at the door, and enjoy the bumpy ride, cause this one will have you laughing, screaming and sighing your way into the mysterious world of ancient Egypt and its spooky-dooky myths.
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Dean Essner - Reel.com
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
Dean Essner - Irish Times
We're left impressed by the effects and wondering why the filmmakers didn't even try to do anything else new and interesting.
Brian Webster - Apollo Guide
No one strikes the right balance of tongue-in-cheeky spoof and go-for-broke cliffhanger.
Joe Leydon - MSNBC
The Mummy's action scenes are adroitly staged, and they show off Fraser's rugged hero persona to best effect.
Chris Grunden - Film Journal International
Scott Renshaw - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Trades in scares and suspense for a mainstream action-adventure, all in the name of a few extra box-office bucks.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
Madeleine Williams - Cinematter
James Brundage - Filmcritic.com
A pot pourri of special effects that forgot about dialogue, acting and even set design.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
John Paul Powell - Jam! Movies
All I can say is: Mummies!
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Gemma Files - eye WEEKLY
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
The jokes are lame, forced, and stretched thin, as is the romance between O'Connell and Evie, and both seem like unwelcome interruptions from the main story.
Sandra Ramani - Citysearch
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
It's hard to feel invested when most of the characters are so secondary that you don't even know their names.
J.J. Tierney - Citysearch
John Anderson - Newsday
One would be wise to heed one of its trailer's tag words: 'Beware.'
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Matt Easterbrook - Matt's Movie Reviews
Susan Granger - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Walter V. Addiego - San Francisco Examiner
David N. Butterworth - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz just don't have what it takes to carry the picture.
Jim Judy - Screen It!
David Keyes - Cinemaphile.org
Gary Brown - Houston Community Newspapers
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
The Mummy is much less a mum-walks-among-us story than a blatant rip-off of the Indiana Jones films with a sarcophagus full of dazzling computer graphics.
Elias Savada - Nitrate Online
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
One of the more confused productions in recent cinematic history!
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
The Mummy, quite shamelessly, combines the imagery and serialized thrills of the Indiana Jones movies with the frenetic special-effects energy of the Evil Dead movies, and has quite a bit of fun in doing so.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
The combination of makeup and computer graphics make Imhotep an awesome enemy!
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer
A well-crafted, great looking adventure, with some spirited performances!
Justine Elias - Mr. Showbiz