The Mummy Reviews

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August 28, 2018
The film can't decide what it wants to be other than a Tom Cruise vehicle.
November 20, 2017
This incarnation of the wrapped figure is a dusty combination of Fatal Attraction and Mission: Impossible, making for one of the year's worst films.
August 3, 2017
It feels less like a movie than a series of compromises worked out by a corporate committee.
June 16, 2017
Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy reboots a franchise I would gladly have dispensed with from the start.
June 13, 2017
Pathetic on just about every level.
June 12, 2017
It's not enough to promise moviegoers that the two hours of movie they just sat through will pay off in another year or two or three, when the sequel arrives. They have to pay off now.
June 12, 2017
Like the 1999 Mummy, this is built around its leading man rather than its menace - but Cruise, cast as a generic redeemable rogue (ie unlikeable asshole), brings to the game less than Dick Foran did for a fraction of the cost in The Mummy's Hand (1940).
June 11, 2017
No amount of clunky expository dialogue can untangle this mess of bones, bandages and bald commercial cynicism.
June 10, 2017
The Mummy is everything wrong with the current state of cinema. Hollywood is giving movie fans content they didn't ask for, and are expecting them to accept it with applause.
June 10, 2017
Miscast and misdirected, Cruise can't conquer the towering monstrosity that is Kurtzman's ugly, senseless, and boring monster movie.
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
A plane crash scene is viscerally exciting, and sets up the movie's funniest line later on. But it cannot make its mind up whether it wants to be adventure, horror, or camp.
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.
June 9, 2017
Let's not mince words. As a kickoff to a proposed new series of films, dubbed the "Dark Universe"... The Mummy is a very bad movie.
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
The Mummy is a solid start to a new series.
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.
June 9, 2017
The Mummy doesn't have anywhere near enough adequate bits to get people excited for its own third act -- which unfurls in a gigantic maelstrom of computerized effects -- much less a whole franchise.
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.
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