The Mummy (2017)

Action & Adventure • PG-13 • Directed by: Alex Kurtzman • 110 minutes

Tom Cruise stars in this spectacular version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. Thought safely entombed deep beneath the desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day. Her malevolence has grown over millennia and with it come terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sands of the Middle East through modern day London, The Mummy balances wonder, thrills, and imagination.

Viewer reviews

I liked it, so did my son and his friends
★★★★★
We all enjoyed it very much. I held off for a long time and didn't rent the movie because of the poor ratings. I don't really understand why they were poor. Maybe it wasn't what people were expecting? I think there should be a sequel. — Dan Mann

Incredible
★★★★★
I hope that they continue this series. They've left so much to grow on that this can only improve — #CLJ

Stand out hit...?
★★★★★
So this movie is listed today under “Stand Out Hits”. I’m curious what Apple’s definition of that? It didn’t take in the cash. It’s Rotten Tomato score is 16%. Come on guys. If you want to get people to buy the movie, at least call the category something like “Movies You Might Have Missed” or “Summer Action”. This movie might have stood out... but it wasn’t because it was a hit. — Ronbo13

Wishing all the main characters would die
★★★★
This is one of those movies that requires a full suspension of reality and the natural responses of people. The original is better and doesn’t take its self seriously. — Da Camel2

People need to lighten up.
★★★★★
Watch it for yourself with an open mind. Some of these reviews are nonsense. Talking as if they didn’t even watch the movie. Maybe they saw the trailer and reviewed based on that. No idea. Bottom line is this is a fun romp in the Dark Universe (the monster movie world of Universal). It is well paced and I didn’t see the ending coming. I found there to be enough humor but it certainly wasn’t campy so it definitely feels different from previous iterations. I also don’t think that is a bad thing... — throne14

Too dark universe
★★★★
This movie. Honestly, I don't know what I was thinking when sitting down to watch it. There are so many plot points that don't seem to make any sense, the characters are dull, the pacing is inconsistant, and the whole movie is too dark. Literally. There were times where you couldn't even see what was happening on the screen because there was literally no light on screen to show the action. I had to stop midway through because there was nothing to invest me in this movie. — chris.a.b.y

The Mummy
★★★★★
Was a great movie. It had actiion, kind of a love story, some humor and some surprises. I Loved It! I hope there is a part two, I would love to see where they go with this. — GreeneyedAngel

Awful, Terrible, and So So Bad
★★★★
I usually find myself at odds with most reviews that give movies bad ratings, and can usually find redeeming qualities that make a movie enjoyable to me. This movie us the exception that proves the rule. It is really bad. Full of humor that doesn’t work and is frankly uncomfortable to watch. The actors say their lines, like they weren’t given full copies of the script. From beginning to end, the whole thing seemed rather pointless and was too preoccupied with trying to establish a Universal Films monster universe franchise, we will hopefully never see. I am glad I bought this and didn’t just rent it. I like to have movie to play out of spite and send guests home early. — Bill I. Am

The Mummy is Dead
★★★★
And so is this movie. — ATMMD

Why Tom Cruise, WHY???😩☹️😫🤢
★★★★
First off be forewarned: This movie is not worth $6.00 to rent, and definitely not worth $10 to buy. I suggest waiting another month or two for it to come out on cable and/or Netflix for free. Even then you will most likely regret wasting two hours of your life that you’ll never get back. Secondly this movie is just plain BAD. The story is redundant and ultra predictable. There is no continuity throughout, with confusing break-away’s, portly places flash backs, most of which are repetitive, boring, and without relevance to the main storyline. The actual filming technique is mundane and unoriginal. The best action sequences are the plane crash and even that was poorly executed. The CGI looks fake and the angles are confusing. Thirdly Tom Cruise is constantly running places. He’s either sprinting towards the trouble, or trying to hold hands with his girlfriend as they both bolt in the opposite direction. There’s way to many scenes of actors running here and there and all around the place but they never really accomplish anything doing it. It almost looks like the producer was padding the running scenes just to make the movie longer. And what’s the purpose of adding Russell Crowe to the line up only to have his character serve no purpose to the plot whatsoever?? I guess his name helps sell tickets. Overall the acting is terrible and passionless. It’s obvious Cruise was only in this movie for the money. Compared to his past works, this acting effort is subpar at best. In summary I am very disappointed with this film and cannot recommend it to anyone with half a brain in their heads. — tmbanduccijr

Not too bad
★★★★★
"It ain't bad, but it ain't love" pretty much sums up the movie. If you've seen any Tom Cruise action flick, then you can pretty much guess what'll happen there, the only difference is an angry mummy that doesn't look too much like a mummy. Still, it had it's moments and was funny in places, so it's worth renting if nothing else. — NINJAkookie

Fun lil movie to watch
★★★★
No it's nothing special. You won't miss out if you don't watch it. But it is an enjoyable piece of escapist fiction much needed these days. — LiamCoded

Good movie...ignore reviews !
★★★★
After reading all the reviews I expected this to be horrible and avoided see it in the theater… I loved it! It was a lot of fun, great Tom Cruise action and even the mummy character was good! You never get to see Tom Cruise play this kind of part (as pretty much the bad guy ) and I loved it! Have no idea why it got so many bad reviews? If you enjoy Tom cruises movies you’ll like this one! — 007 bondgirl

Brendan Fraser ... please?
★★★★
Terrible acting, terrible script, terrible special effects. Was it supposed to be funny? I couldn't tell. — Roy.Autry

Compleat rubish
★★★★
This was a would like to be Indiana Jones - Bit so over the top that is not and therefore just plainly comes across as BAD! Do not watch if you liked the Mummy franchise. — afvf

Good Stuff! Bring on more!!
★★★★★
Maybe its because of all of the bad hype that I was expecting a real crap-fest, but I actually really enjoyed every aspect of this movie. It was fun, it was spooky, it was exciting, it was well cast, well acted, well written and well paced. For those expecting the Brendan Frasier Mummy, just drop it. It's not a reboot of that franchise and was never advertised to be. Whether or not this develops into a franchise, it's a great movie all on its own. Rent it, you won't regret it. — Non Compos Mentis

well...
★★★★★
I'm not a big Cruise fan, don't care for comics... if this is as some suggested it's relating to? But the movie isn't as bad as some have stated. I find the revisionism of the current Middle East genocides and resulting looting and destroying of ancient civilizations insulting but once I got past that and into the pure fantasy aspects of the theme I found this movie decent. THe problem is the story doesn't go deep enough, it just jumps in and there's a straight line to the end without much else aside from some special effects action sequences. If you're into Ancient Egyptian themes this is quite shallow and offers up only a melodramatic superhantural glimpse into a possible/fictional past used as the backdrop for the plot of the movie. A mummies curse and how the main characters get interwoven into the supernatural plight. The screenplay lacks, the performances are mediocre... overall it's just poorly written without enough depth to make it a classic. Honestly this would make a better franchise for a video game since the mummy can bring back the dead making them her zombie slaves etc. I give it an OK rating but barely, I might watch it again sometime. — FrednonSped

Best movie ever
★★★★★
Great movie!! I loved the girl she was beautiful I have to say and I love mummy’s 👳‍♀️ — Helaina Taylor

Excellent Movie, don't believe the reviews!
★★★★★
I put off seeing this movie for a long time due to the reviews, but I finally saw it and loved it! Great story, great cast! Suspenseful and very entertaining. I suppose if you are expecting a remake of the classic Mummy story you make not be as excited, but I don't have any strong feelings about remaking something exactly like it has already been told. This was fresh and new interpretation of a great story. — TaylorMesa

I must be weird
★★★★★
Original movies of the Mummy are 10/10. But...I like this. Some of the additional side-story stuff like Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde could have been left out for another movie, but the new direction and acting was good — That one Bloke1066

Dont rent, don't buy
★★★★
It'll be on the SyFy network in the next 6 months. It is really that bad. The only positive is the beautiful lady that plays the Mummy and that still doesn't make up for zero script, zero story, awful acting, mediocre effects. I could go on. Just avoid if you can. — Kuffy01

Well Done, But...
★★★★★
I rented it. All of the flash-ins and flash-backs and flash-views took away from the pace of a good concept. It made the movie rather dull. It never reached a steady run of story. Anabelle is amazing! I probably won't buy it. On a side note: It would make for an interesting alternate origin story for "Dark Man". — H.L.S.

Misunderstood
★★★★
This movie has gotten a lot of bad reviews. I almost didn’t watch it. But I decided to rent it, but I wish I’d bought it. I think this is of the most misunderstood movies in recent history. Viewers are, I think, evaluating this movie on the wrong criteria. Was the plot great? Average. Was the acting wonderful? Average. How about the directing? Average. Effects? Pretty good. So what is the right criteria? Money. Universal wants to get in on all the recent confabulation blockbusters like those from Marvel and DC. Who can blame them? But unlike Marvel and DC, Universal is a giant entertainment machine, second only to Disney. This movie was intended to start a franchise, not make money itself. Expect more movies set in this “Dark Universe”. Expect games. Expect exhibits and rides in the theme park. That’s why they wanted the big name stars. Crowe feels like he’ll be the anchor, much like Downing is for Marvel (not sure who is the anchor for DC). Cruise will just show up from time to time like Loki. The achievement here is the universe itself. It’s rich enough to fill with lots of Universal characters, like the Mummy, Dr. J/H, the Invisible Man, Frankenstein, and many others from Universal archives. Expect them to be resurrected in this new Dark Universe. — WLF579

terrible
★★★★
This movie was so bad that we (including 2 adults and 3 10 year old boys) couldn't watch after 20 minutes. — awdcvgyhjmkoio

An absolute mess
★★★★
Pointless meandering storyline with bad acting and average special effects — iHeard

So. I actually really liked this
★★★★★
This movie was exactly what I was looking for,perfect amount of creepy/action/sexy IMO. Every just needs to remember to go in to this movie NOT thinking of the older mummy's, it's its own new thing and it works. — Msabin09

The mummy
★★★★★
That mummy wanted him she got him! — paul 103

Unwatchable
★★★★
Unwatchable — Jay Julien

Not worth it
★★★★★
It really really really really reallly sucked Like I wish that Tom cruise will chop off his dignity and eat it — rudymx13

The Mummy
★★★★★
If you watch it, you have to remember they wanted to take an old style scary movie like the ones they had back in the early 1970’s late night Friday or Saturday, and step it up a bit, kick it in the pants! Part comedy, part scary movie, a little love story, a bit of a ghost story! In my eyes they nailed it! I laughed, I had a good idea he would either get the girl, or save her! Not too gory, not too sexy, and definitely vamped up with cgi special effects that they lacked back then! In light of all that, as a total fan of them old late night movies we had to watch, because no one had the money to actually plan, or do anything else, Thank You Tom, for getting it right! I hope they make a sequel, but I know they won’t, everybody saw this movie, and left a bad review, saw it with the wrong eyes! Well done though! — Justfloat

Way Better Than The Brendan F. Movies
★★★★★
I have never written a review on iTunes before. I (generally) take the review comments with a grain of salt given that ANYONE can write a review (myself included). However, the comments simply do not line up with my families impression of this movie. THIS was a very good movie. Both my wife and I liked the new spin and setup for potential follow-on sequels. — Woolley_Mammoth

I take it all back...
★★★★★
Finally, a rental price I can get up with. I gotta say, I had a blast watching this movie. I take back every bad thing I said about it. To all the naysayers, lighten up and just go for the ride. — matycee

Very mediocre
★★★★★
I guess there way too much hype around this movie and it did not deliver. Yes, there are some decent scenes but overall, Tom Cruise couldn't save it. It wasn't that the storyline was bad (and it's nice to know that they're introducing the new Gods & Monsters franchise) but it was a combination of a haphazard script, trying to do too much and just sub-par acting which ruined it. — Technospaz

Do not Buy or Rent Do Not Let Your Curiosity Fool You
★★★★★
I gave in to my curiosity and bought this film. Not good at all. Could have been but was just not good at all. Don't waste your time and money. — gamboolman

The Mummy
★★★★
Tom Cruise is awesome in this movie. Get it. — Scott Tinkham

Hard to watch such a bad flick
★★★★
One of the worst movies I've ever seen. Convoluted and bloated. Acting was spotty and it just wasn't well done in general. Cruise just isn't a good actor. Please (please) don't make a sequel. — SFVideoKid

Nick miller blew it!
★★★★
Nick miller blew it! — Chuck Linton

Worth Your Time
★★★★★
Don’t believe the negative reviews! I thought the movie was good! It’s tough to tell an epic worthy tale in 110 minutes! Jake Johnson is a hoot! You won’t be sorry! — SFish2325

Mummy oh dearest
★★★★
Cynical, incoherent trash that feels like it was written by a committee of 7-year-olds. Even with Sofia Boutella in it it's hard to watch. — nocrickets

Tom cruise
★★★★
Worst Tom cruise movie I've ever seen — Mr.Nasch

Tom cruise ruin it
★★★★★
At some points the movie would be good but then Tom cruise just ruins it. It was probably last minute casting. The mummy was good but not Tom cruise. It could have been awesome if there where good actors. — Redips-nam

Terrible
★★★★
The only thing that can make an unnecessary remake like this appealing is if it's a fun movie to watch. If you are looking for fun, I hate to say it, but a Tom Cruise movie won't deliver this time around. Maybe watch another movie of his, or the original Mummy. Heck, you could have more fun watching the one from the 90's than this steaming pile. — Camry Long

Bad
★★★★
Very disappointed — chispa adecuada

I've got no party, so no line to tow...
★★★★★
I've got no party, so no line-to-tow but my own. From technical to cinematography, from casting to direction, the movie was great. — S1D2

Was ok
★★★★★
Eh was ok. They did give props to older movies I grew up with. They mummy book prop was used in the fight scene. — Event

Z
★★★★★
Z z 🙂🙂🌷💐🍋👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 — vfxtyxxhcycgx

Loved
★★★★★
I think the whole monster twist was cool. The kind of zombie affect on the mummy’s is cool, too — Joek512

Utter garbage
★★★★
My only comment is that it is an insult to give this piece of fecal matter one star. A negative integer scale should be added for trash like this! — urined off

Really, really, really, really bad.
★★★★
This was horrid, just absolutely horrid. Cruise plays Nick, a total loser. The jokes are really difficult to digest, and his best buddy plays the dead guy ala American Werewolf in London. Nothing is original about this movie, nothing. — Trixiedust

Great movie
★★★★★
I’m not sure why all the negative reviews. I thought it was a great movie. Well worth renting. — Simple Monk