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1,424 Ratings

The Mummy

Directed by Stephen Sommers
United States, 1999
Action, Adventure, Fantasy


In the 1920s, adventurer Rick leads Egyptologist Evelyn and her brother Jonathan to mysterious Hamunaptra, where they inadvertently free Imhotep’s mummy from his eternal prison. Imhotep wants not only to use Evelyn’s body to bring back his mistress Anck Su Namunut, but also to rule the world.

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The Mummy Directed by Stephen Sommers

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2000 | Nominee: Best Sound

BAFTA Awards

2000 | Nominee: Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects

Critics reviews

Writer-director Stephen Sommers does a pretty good job of zipping things along and occasionally scaring us, and the digital effects are fun; Brendan Fraser, John Hannah, and Jonathan Hyde do what they can with one-dimensional parts but tend to be outshone by the almost two-dimensional Rachel Weisz… All the Arabs in this 1999 film, set during the 1920s, are accorded roughly the same respect, affection, and humanity as black people in The Birth of a Nation.
May 01, 1999
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