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The Mummy Reviews

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June 8, 2017
Karloff delivers perhaps his finest acting performance in The Mummy, creating a sympathetic and distinctively human character...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 24, 2014
Basically the Dracula story set in Egypt. Karloff plays a very wrinkly mummy-come-to-life who like Dracula casts his spell on a beautiful woman, who may be the reincarnation of a long-dead Egyptian princess. Classic horror.
October 14, 2013
A Dracula rip-off that is, in fact, considerably better than Dracula in almost every regard.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 6, 2013
Master photographer Karl Freund directs without shock tactics -- apart from the burying alive scene -- but with images of death and decay worthy of Edgar Allan Poe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 2, 2011
This vintage classic is more funny than scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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October 21, 2010
Thoroughly unreasonable hocus-pocus.
August 16, 2010
Dated, but interesting if only to see the origin of the many Egyptian films that were to follow it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 6, 2010
The transformation of Karloff's Im-Ho-Tep from a clay-like figure in a coffin to a living thing is the highlight.
September 19, 2007
This spine-chilling movie, shot in the German expressionistic manner, was the first of eight directed by one of the great cinematographers of cinema history.
September 19, 2007
The drama may be clumsy, but Freund's lighting is a wonder.
August 8, 2006
The photography is superior to the dialogue.
June 24, 2006
A sombre and atmospheric depiction of eternal passion and occult reincarnation.
December 5, 2005
"It's alive! It's alive!"
| Original Score: 5/5
September 16, 2005
More atmospheric than terrifying
| Original Score: 3/5
January 3, 2005
The flashbacks are particularly terrifying.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 1, 2004
The film lacks the usual number of chills and thrills that one would expect from a 'horror' film, but this one draws you in with its mood instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 13, 2003
Universal pulls another moody horror classic out of its hat.
| Original Score: 4/5
December 25, 2002
A bit slow, but Karloff at his peak. A true horror masterpiece.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2002
Poetic, brilliant, creepy horror classic with a great Karloff performance
| Original Score: 5/5
July 25, 2002
The first and (arguably) the best of the Mummy's stalk-a-thons.
| Original Score: 4/5
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