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Based on 30 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Like every other action movie, it's designed for a 14-year-old boy's mentality, but it's enjoyable enough to turn most people into 14-year-old boys. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Of course, The Rock looks the part, though with a headband and buckskin, he'd also look like Tonto on steroids. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Predictably dumber than its predecessors, though that shouldn't get in the way of its profitability. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Has been fine-tuned for adolescent boys, from the hectic pace right down to the way Cassandra's breasts are always barely draped. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Here is a movie that embraces its goofiness like a Get Out of Jail Free card. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A dumb movie, but it's also a knowing one: a cheap castle of lewd trivia and corny excitement built on The Rock. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The good news about The Scorpion King is that The Rock turns out to be a charismatic, ingratiating screen presence. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    For a movie with such a misplaced sense of history, The Scorpion King seems afraid to have more fun with its own stupidity. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It is possible to make an engaging action/adventure picture of this sort, but The Scorpion King isn't it. The movie isn't godawful, but it's far from inspired, and, as I sat through its 90 minute running length, I found my mind wandering. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The style here is much more in the spirit of the smash and slash of the Conan movies than the banter and computer-generated monsters of the Mummy movies. show more

  • April 29, 2012 Darrol
    Report This User

    Kelly Hu is the HOTTEST woman on tv or the big screen, with her playing a part next to Dwayne Johnson,really made the movie.

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