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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 20
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    We have to suffer through two hours of this rancid summer cheese. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Suffers from the bloat common to sequels. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    There's much mumbo-jumbo about past lives and symbolic tattoos, but who cares when you can gaze at a sight as lovely as a dirigible floating in the night sky? show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This frenzied sequel has all of the clank but none of the swank of the previous version. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Although the sequel retains its predecessor's breezy retro spirit, The Mummy Returns is a mite darker and scarier and the effects a little spiffier. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The movie resembles a video game in which each victory whisks you to the next level, with slightly different antagonists and a faster pace. show more

  • 63
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Action junkies may enjoy this non-stop barrage, which barely pauses for anything but the most rudimentary (albeit complicated) plot exposition. show more

  • 63
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Perfectly enjoyable swashbuckling, eye-catching entertainment. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The mistake of The Mummy Returns is to abandon the characters, and to use the plot only as a clothesline for special effects and action sequences. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    More emphasis on computer-generated gimmickry than on persuasive acting and ideas. show more

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

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

  • Sahara (2005)

  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

  • The Mummy (1999)

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