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The Mummy Reviews

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Andre Sennwald
New York Times
August 8, 2006
The photography is superior to the dialogue.
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TIME Magazine
October 21, 2010
Thoroughly unreasonable hocus-pocus.
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
This vintage classic is more funny than scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
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
Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times
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
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
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.
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
The first and (arguably) the best of the Mummy's stalk-a-thons.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
Cole Smithey
December 5, 2005
"It's alive! It's alive!"
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
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Variety Staff
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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A sombre and atmospheric depiction of eternal passion and occult reincarnation.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 25, 2002
A bit slow, but Karloff at his peak. A true horror masterpiece.
| Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
The things that endure in moviedom from The Mummy are the pith helmets and fezzes, the ancient curses, the protective amulets, and the rational disdain for the supernatural that invariably comes back to haunt our heroes.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 23, 2002
The story was fascinating hokum and its originality spawned a flood of such horror genre films.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 19, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
January 3, 2005
The flashbacks are particularly terrifying.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
September 16, 2005
More atmospheric than terrifying
| Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
March 25, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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