The Mummy (1999)

Movie review by Adam Perry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Above-average action-adventure with lots of violence.

PG-13 1999 124 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 26 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 65 reviews

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age 14+

Dated with too many horror features.

I really wanted to like this movie but it is so derivative of the Indiana Jones movies that it is just not worth it. My 11 year old son identified the parallels right away. He was fine with the Indiana Jones movies (with occasional scares that were a bit too intense) but not with this, though, due to the high level of not only violence, but horror movie features - jump scares, insects crawling under a man's skin (on his face), hanging (even if not completed) scene, to name a few. It may be because it's dated, but I also had to explain that Arab people aren't portrayed well, nor are women - the objectification (even if set in the 1920s) is excessive and simple-minded. I'd take a strong pass for any age.

This title has:

Too much violence
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age 11+

good but violent

Great and adventurous, but preety violent

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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