The Mummy Reviews

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October 8, 2020
[Director Karl Freund] employs some good moving camera tricks and presents tremendously effective full-sized close ups of Boris Karloff.
October 8, 2020
Karloff makes a wonderful creation from this strange sort. [Full review in Spanish]
October 8, 2020
The Mummy owes a great deal to Willy Pogany, artist, illustrator, and mural painter, who designed its sets.
October 8, 2020
As in Frankenstein, Karloff's ability to communicate through his makeup is vital to establishing his character, even in human form, it's clearly pain and not incarnate evil that dictates his actions.
October 8, 2020
The most meditative of classic frights is an unanswerable drift of obsession, laid out by Karl Freund as a fugue of stillness and movement, indelibly embodied by Karloff as a decrepit vessel pulled onward by a wandering spirit's erotic torment.
October 8, 2020
An eerie, weirdly moving film about loneliness and the persistence of history.
October 8, 2020
Boris Karloff's disguise of living death is astounding. In the hands of a lesser artist the representation would be grotesque; Karloff's mummy is sinister and uncomfortably lifelike. The story is equally remarkable.
October 8, 2020
Prepare to thrill and shiver when Boris Karloff, as an Egyptian mummy brought to life, stalks through reels of gruesome horror.
October 8, 2020
This picture has been produced very artistically, but the reception the picture-goers will give it will depend entirely on whether they like horror pictures or not.
July 30, 2020
If Karloff is the perfect actor for the gaunt, lined, calmly unsettling mummy, Zita Johann is a sensational match as Helen.
February 28, 2020
"The Mummy" implies a magnificent effort of documentation, preparation, realization. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 8, 2017
Karloff delivers perhaps his finest acting performance in The Mummy, creating a sympathetic and distinctively human character...
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.
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.
January 2, 2011
This vintage classic is more funny than scary.
August 16, 2010
Dated, but interesting if only to see the origin of the many Egyptian films that were to follow it.
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.
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