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The Mummy Returns

action & adventure, horror, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers


O'Connell is now married to Evelyn and living in London with their nine year-old son Alex. An unfortunate chain of events resurrects the corpse of Imhotep, this time inside the British Museum.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    47%
  • Audience Score
    64%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 12
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
1 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
2 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Very violent, mostly in comic-book terms.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie is very violent, but mostly in comic-book terms. Most of the damage is done to mummies and other non-humans. There are some scary surprises and ghoulish images. There are also very mild sexual references and some revealing costumes.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how views on archeological digs have changed since the era in which this movie is set, and about current controversies over the ownership of antiquities. Families can also visit local museums to see some of their Egyptian treasures.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    47%
    reviews counted: 27
    see all The Mummy Returns reviews
  • Audience

    64%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: It's loud and chaotic, jammed with effects that don't wow us precisely because they are trying so hard to wow us.

- Charles Taylor, Salon.com, Friday, May 4, 2001

Rotten: ...a computer generated stinker of a dud.

- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: I came to scream with pleasure, but all I could manage was a pitiful, 'Whoa!'

- David Edelstein, Slate, Friday, May 4, 2001

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Fun without focus or coherence. Full review later.

- TomBowler, Friday, October 7, 2011

1 star

Brendan Fraser. Done deal. As for the movie, it falls for the sequel syndrome. This was a really boring movie...

- fb1463751009, Thursday, September 8, 2011

1 star

Brendan Fraser. Done deal. As for the movie, it falls for the sequel syndrome. This was a really boring movie...

- fb1463751009, Thursday, September 8, 2011