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The Mummy Reviews

August 3, 2017
It feels less like a movie than a series of compromises worked out by a corporate committee.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
June 16, 2017
Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy reboots a franchise I would gladly have dispensed with from the start.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
June 9, 2017
As the beginning of an ongoing series, it's an utter bore, one with only the faintest grasp of what made Universal's monster pictures so iconic all those decades ago.
June 9, 2017
You only have to watch the trailer to know that Producer-Director Alex Kurtzman's reboot of Brendan Fraser's once-charming mummy movies is full of embalming fluid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 9, 2017
The Mummy promises a fantastical world of supernatural beings colliding and collaborating, forgetting that if no one cares about any one of these beings in particular, they're not going to be sold on seeing them together, either.
June 9, 2017
The Mummy is a mess, a movie in such a hurry to introduce more monsters under Universal's "Dark Universe" banner that it comes awkwardly wrapped in impenetrable layers of exposition.
June 9, 2017
I was curious enough about Universal's decision to exhume its classic monsters to hold on until the zombie crusader frogmen started swimming after amoral (but maybe-redeemable) soldier of fortune Tom Cruise. No one would blame you for checking out sooner.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 9, 2017
It has been made with skill and hits its marks. But those marks are so low and so brazenly mercenary that it doesn't feel like much of an achievement. It's not involving.
June 9, 2017
The movie itself is rather like the Hollywood mummies of old: There it walks, lurching from side to side on rigid legs, deadly in its intent but uncertain of the right path, trailing bandages as it goes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 9, 2017
Kurtzman does a decent job with the film's tone, keeping it light and humorous, but the only thing at stake seems to be the future of the Dark Universe, which means more to Universal's bottom line than it does to modern audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 9, 2017
It's hard to tell if it's Cruise or the dragging weight of the movie, but he's almost totally devoid of the star power that makes the "Mission: Impossible" movies compulsively watchable.
June 8, 2017
"The Mummy" is trying to do so many different things, has so many different reasons for being (not to mention so many screenwriters), that a kind of narrative chaos is the all but inevitable result.
June 8, 2017
A blaring, bloated zombie of a movie.
Top Critic
June 8, 2017
Kurtzman has a style that could generously be described as "accommodating." In lieu of any strong vision of his own, he seems content to assemble The Mummy out of a hodgepodge of commercial ideas.
June 8, 2017
Narratively incoherent and full of cheese and camp, this movie makes it clear that the mummy should have remained dead and buried.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 8, 2017
Did our hero even bother to read the script for this toxic CGI dump site?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
June 8, 2017
Universal might have found more tonal consistency if it just straight-up remade Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.
June 8, 2017
The big thrills and few laughs are no match for the cumbersome, convoluted story, not to mention the nonexistent chemistry between Cruise and Wallis.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 8, 2017
Nothing quite comes together in this crazy mix of action, jokes, ancient curses and the undead, and even Tom Cruise's star power can't glue the thing together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 8, 2017
Sometimes it takes a disaster of this magnitude to leave us hoping a studio will take a long hard look at the universe they're about to expand.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 8, 2017
In an industry cursed by a paucity of ideas, The Mummy points to the future by exhuming the past.
June 8, 2017
How fitting that the makers of this action-adventure movie about tomb raiders plunder the Universal Pictures vault, from the 1932 and 1999 versions of The Mummy to An American Werewolf in London and the Abbott and Costello monster fests.
June 8, 2017
"The Mummy" is the rare Cruise film that doesn't quite give audiences their money's worth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 8, 2017
It's amazingly relentless in its naked borrowing from other, better horror and sci-fi movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5
June 8, 2017
The movie is a pain in the sarcophagus. I fear that it will anger the gods.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 8, 2017
It plays, in fact, like a movie directed by a producer, someone checking items off a to-do list rather than telling a story in a consistent tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
June 7, 2017
Though occasionally enlivened by Cruise's willingness to endure a nonstop gauntlet of humiliation, this is a modern blockbuster in many of the worst ways; it's noisy but rarely exciting, heavy on whizzing and whirling special effects but light on wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 7, 2017
How meh is The Mummy? Let me count the ways. For all the digital desperation from overworked computers, this Tom Cruise reboot lands onscreen with a resounding thud. Epic fail.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 7, 2017
It will be argued that this one was made not for the critics but for the fans. Which is no doubt true. Every con game is played with suckers in mind.
June 7, 2017
Falls apart at the end, rattling its bones through a series of shockingly violent clashes with Ahmanet. Ultimately, despite her awesome powers, this goddess is reduced to participating in a love triangle with mere mortals. How pedestrian.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 7, 2017
A messy and muddled product lacking even the carefree spirit of the Brendan Fraser Mummy trilogy.
June 7, 2017
Universal is counting on "The Mummy" and its successors to make it a competitor with Disney/Marvel and Warner Bros./DC and their ever-expanding world of comic-book-based characters. Guys, you might want to have a backup plan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 7, 2017
This movie's a mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 7, 2017
This Mummy plays like a wan assemblage of underdeveloped concepts.
June 7, 2017
This latest remake or reboot (does anyone truly know the difference?) feels less alive than undead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 7, 2017
I'm not sure that this aimless, lukewarm, but occasionally rollicking take on The Mummy is how the studio dreamed that its Dark Universe would kick off. But it's just good enough to keep you curious about what comes next.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 7, 2017
It's hard to muster anything like desire for another Dark Universe flick after seeing this limp, thrill-free debut.
June 7, 2017
A tomb full of action-packed guilty pleasure that owns its horror, humor and rampant silliness equally.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 7, 2017
It's a ragbag of action scenes which needed to be bandaged more tightly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 7, 2017
"The Mummy" is a literal-minded, bumptious monster mash of a movie. It keeps throwing things at you, and the more you learn about the ersatz intricacy of its "universe," the less compelling it becomes.
June 7, 2017
An out-of-the-gate stumble that doesn't even have the sense to sport its own so-bad-it's-fun personality, barely qualifying as horror, adventure, fantasy, thriller, or even Tom Cruise vehicle.
June 7, 2017
Obviously the worst movie that Tom Cruise has ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
June 7, 2017
Unlike the old movies that supposedly inspired it, "The Mummy" has no atmosphere, no menace, no romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4