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Based on 33 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    McConaughey, despite alarmingly orange makeup, does justice to the role, a hard-drinking, shipwreck- hunting senator's son with a 007 way with the ladies. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An adventure in mediocrity that brings together some of the worst current techniques and trends. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The film clocks in at under two hours, but the last 20 minutes feel like 40. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Spectacularly silly and perversely entertaining. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Eisner is not remotely up to the challenge. Spending millions on action scenes does not mean you get them right. show more

  • 40
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Any movie starring Penelope Cruz or William H. Macy can't be all bad. And Sahara, which stars both Penelope Cruz and William H. Macy, proves the point: It isn't all bad. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I enjoyed this movie on its own dumb level. show more

  • 50
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Action films can't be this consistently absurd, can't paint their heroes into such dangerous corners, from which only cocktails of luck and divine intervention can save them, over and over. It's a bad-faith bargain with the audience and bad storytelling. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    It's not that Sahara is offensively bad: It's just that the picture, loud and busy as it is, never really finds its own identity. show more

  • 50
    New York Post

    If the filmmakers had spent $14.98 of that $100 mil on a DVD of "The Mummy," they might have learned a few things: You need a head villain who is surpassingly evil, you need some jokes that get laughs - and a few sword-fighting skeletons wouldn't hurt. show more

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  • National Treasure (2004)

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

  • The Mummy (1999)

  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

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