The Mummy Returns - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Mummy Returns Reviews

June 4, 2001
A piss-poor mummy movie indeed that doesn't deliver a damn thing worth preserving.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
May 11, 2001
A bully follow-up to the 1999 international smash
May 8, 2001
The sequel does little more than repeat the need-a-bigger-boat jokes, triple the digital effects, and forget entirely about the old Universal B-movies.
May 7, 2001
There's more than a little unintentional humor in the picture.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 4, 2001
Fitfully entertaining.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 4, 2001
Yes, many of the visual effects are stunning, but others are downright cheesy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 4, 2001
Overcomes the curse of sequelitis while raising the bar for a marvel-jammed summer at the movies.
May 4, 2001
The Mummy Returns is that rare sequel that tops its predecessor.
May 4, 2001
I came to scream with pleasure, but all I could manage was a pitiful, 'Whoa!'
May 4, 2001
Big and dumb and loads of fun.
May 4, 2001
This is not to say the new movie is all bad. It has many of the same elements that made the first film charming -- except charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 4, 2001
It's loud and chaotic, jammed with effects that don't wow us precisely because they are trying so hard to wow us.
May 4, 2001
What makes this one so superior is that the strengths are much stronger this time, the weakness less obtrusive and the presiding spirit somewhat lighter.
May 4, 2001
It's da 'balm!'
May 4, 2001
May be the least original motion picture ever.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 4, 2001
Perfectly enjoyable swashbuckling, eye-catching entertainment.
May 4, 2001
The Mummy Returns learns from the past to produce a film that is bigger, better and more tightly wound than the '99 original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 4, 2001
A whiplash-inducing visual assault composed of magic images and human derring-do.
May 4, 2001
We suggest you forget coherence and just enjoy the ride.
May 4, 2001
By the time the Mummy and the Scorpion King and countless curses and corpses and corps of dog-headed skeletons have returned and been ravaged, you might be feeling little mummified yourself.
May 4, 2001
It's amazing that, for all the time and money that went into Mummy's computer-generated effects, the end result is kitschy, like an old Italian-import Hercules movie.
May 4, 2001
A sequel that's better than the original.
May 4, 2001
The mistake of The Mummy Returns is to abandon the characters, and to use the plot only as a clothesline for special effects and action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 4, 2001
If you liked the earlier Mummy, you'll probably like this one. In fact, at many points you'll probably think you are watching the earlier one.
May 3, 2001
What it lacks in legitimate suspense, it tends to over-compensate for with constant motion.
May 3, 2001
It's like a big-screen version of the WWF's wrestling programs, only with more expensive production values, marginally better acting, more fighting and less blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 3, 2001
Although the sequel retains its predecessor's breezy (verging on airheaded) retro spirit, The Mummy Returns is a mite darker and scarier and the effects a little spiffier.
May 3, 2001
Twelve-year-olds weaned on Nintendo may not mind, but anyone who remembers the tactile thrill of an alarmingly real boulder rolling down on Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark will be left cold.
May 3, 2001
The movie's a blast.
May 3, 2001
As the debut entry in the 2001 summer movie derby, The Mummy Returns rocks.
May 3, 2001
It's like watching the movie's trailer for two hours -- an overload of adrenalin that eventually becomes annoying and wearisome.
May 3, 2001
A souped up engine of action, noise, and moreness.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 3, 2001
Watching The Mummy Returns is like standing behind someone playing a pretty cool video game. You may feel some vicarious excitement, but eventually you'd rather experience your own thrills.
May 3, 2001
A loud, ever-rolling, simplistic wallop of a movie.
Read More | Original Score: C+
May 3, 2001
Hollow, lightweight entertaininment -- not unpleasant, but far from the summer's definitive action/adventure flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4