• The Mummy (1999)

The Mummy

Release Date: May 7th, 1999

DVD Release Date: May 16th, 2000

PG-13 |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

The Mummy is a rousing, suspenseful and horrifying epic about an expedition of treasure-seeking explorers in the Sahara Desert in 1925. Stumbling upon an ancient tomb, the hunters unwittingly set loose a 3,000-year-old legacy of terror, which is embodied in the vengeful reincarnation of an Egyptian priest who had been sentenced to an eternity as one of the living dead.

Cast: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Kevin J. O'Connor, Jonathan Hyde, Oded Fehr, Erick Avari

Director: Stephen Sommers

Genres: Adventure , Fantasy , Action

Production Co: Alphaville Films, Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Brother, Suspenseful, Revenge, Rescue, Escape, Prison

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Mr. Showbiz

    A well-crafted, great looking adventure, with some spirited performances. show more

  • 88
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Even if The Mummy is imitation Spielberg, it offers more bang for the buck than we're used to getting. show more

  • 100
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    Digs up both laughs and chills from timeworn material. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Sound
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)