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The Mummy

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

Starring BRENDAN FRASER! In the 1920s, a group of archaeologists led by adventurer Rick O'Connell discovers the mummified body of Imhotep...When they accidentally resurrect him, the battle for survival begins!

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 12
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
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Positive messages
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5 out of 5

A cut above most action films. Not for children.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this film is extremely violent. Men are killed by gunfire, sword wounds, fatal acid, insect bites, and numerous magical plagues. There is virtually no blood or gore and much of the violence is directed toward the "undead," whose bones shatter when struck with swords or fists. In a series of scenes, many characters (including the lead) drink shots of bourbon whiskey. A man stumbles drunk throughout the film and another vocally lusts after the whiskey. Parents should know this film fully deserves a PG-13 rating. It's inappropriate for young children.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the way women and indigenous people are portrayed in this film. How does Evie's strength as a scholarly, cultured, bi-racial librarian compare to other lead female roles in cinema today? How are people of different races depicted? Are they respectful of their cultures?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews


- Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee, Saturday, January 1, 2000


- Luke Buckmaster, In Film Australia, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

5 stars

I think The Mummy will always have a warm place in my childhood. I don't think it's possible to watch it and not have an amazing time. The story is so cool and the characters are so unbelievably charismatic. Brenden Fraser presents himself as such a powerful human being that walks around like a blockade of pure testosterone. The sets in this movie really tend to stand out for some reason, I think it's the attention to detail and complete love for the mythology. As a action/horror, it's unmatched. There is nothing more fun than popping in the dvd and just making your day a bit brighter with this extravaganza that takes you back to a better time.

- ythelastman89, Tuesday, October 19, 2010

3 stars


- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Thursday, June 24, 2010

4 stars

This was funny. Liked the idea of the story.

- 3niR, Sunday, January 24, 2010