The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines

6.31 h 32 min2006NR
Librarian-turned-adventurer Flynn Carsen endeavors to find King Solomon's mines.
Jonathan Frakes
Noah WyleGabrielle AnwarBob Nehart
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Jane CurtinOlympia Dukakis
Dean DevlinNoah Wyle
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Douglas KaiuraReviewed in the United States on November 19, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ancient Treasures and High Adventure!
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Very lighthearted adventure film, though a television movie, special effects were very good. Noah Wyle is the main character, deep in the basement of a library lurks secret corridors filled with magic. Wyle goes after a map leading to King Solomon's mines and treasure. Assisting him is Bob Newhart, who himself has magic powers. Jane Curtin plays one of his bosses, always wanting receipts of his travels. Location scenes of Cairo, Casablanca and Kenya are very effective. Gabrielle Anwar (Burn Notice) plays a very attractive archaeologist. Robert Foxworth plays a friend who later becomes an enemy in the search. Olympia Dukakis plays his mother (matchmaker). Very reminiscent of Indiana Jones. Last scene plays homage to Bogart's Casablanca, very enjoyable and definitely will purchase other 2 television movies. Special features highlighted the special effects.
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Dan JReviewed in the United States on January 18, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
More fun this time on a Saturday night
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The 2nd of 3 Made for TV movies that easily could have been a theater release.

I liked the movie. A few years ago when we still had Cable TV, I caught a few episodes of the TV Series "The Librarians" and recently bought the first 2 seasons to watch when I stumbled across the 3 movies. I opted to purchase the movies and have now watched the first two movies with the family and enjoyed it. I am glad that I will watch the movies first. It's sort of like Raiders of the Lost Ark and Romancing the stone but I think it is better.

Jane Curtain & Bob Newhart reprise their roles and send Flynn to find King Solomon's mine. Along the way Flynn teams up with an archaeologist and a local tribal leader that was left to die.

I am looking forward to the rest of the movies and then the series.
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YOMamaReviewed in the United States on September 12, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie.
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Got my item well packed. Plays in my DVD player ok. No issues. Beware....subtitles are in SPANISH. Not clear in description. If your DVD player supports Closed Captions, you are in luck. There are close captions available. Movie clarity is good. DVD after all. If you like the other movies, you will like this one.
M.G$Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun family film
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I was looking for a simple film, one that won't leaving me feeling uncomfortable that I watched it with my teenage son. I am careful about what movies my family watches. I'm always surveying movies to find ones that have good content, don't show nudity, and doesn't have explicit language. Wholesome movies are hard to find these days. This movie is a good fun movie. We had a good laugh and enjoyed this. There is a scene where the girl dresses in a "traditional" dress which is very skimpy on top, showing a lot of skin on the torso and belly. The scene moves forward with some flirting and wanting eyes, but is not risky or revealing. I thought it was done tasteful and cute.
K. DuboisReviewed in the United States on January 15, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not worthy of the rest of The Librarians
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I absolutely adore The Librarians show (all seasons), the first movie is fun, and the third film is truly delightful (and finally offers some character depth all around). This movie, alas, has a subpar script, no chemistry between Flynn and the love interest, and simply awful effects. Even the stars' typical charm couldn't make it work.
R. SchuttReviewed in the United States on January 5, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Family-friendly entertainment
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With the show "The Librarians" now on TNT, my son and I wanted to watch the movies to get the background for the tv series. We were able to find 2 of the trilogoy movies in our local library (of course). However, they did not have this movie for some reason. We are glad that Amazon had this movie as this was the 2nd in the trilogy. We loved the movie. It is a fun, light-hearted movie that is family friendly. My son is 9 and loves the movies and the tv show. It's a combination of sci-fi, comedy, mythology, fantasy, magic, etc. Great trilogy!
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wiredweirdReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars
Nerd pride adventure
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Think Indiana Jones, only geekier. That's our man. He never (almost never) lets his massive schooling get in the way of bold adventure, chasing clues towards ancient artifacts and sparring with the the comely and equally educated archaeologist who crosses his path.

This could use a little more back-story about Bob Newhart's role and the shadowy library he stands for, and the adventure never really rises to a level I'd find memorable. You have to love the character, though. Other action nerd heroes become heroic by moving beyond their nerdiness - i.e., by abandoning it. Carsen and Emily (the lovely archaeologist) succeed in their adventures and romance by embracing it. They don't solve problems the ways other heroes do, but isn't that the fun of being a nerd in the first place?

-- wiredweird
Mel OdomReviewed in the United States on April 9, 2007
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Great Romp
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Noah Wylie returns in RETURN TO KING SOLOMON'S MINES as the bookish librarian Flynn Carsen. Check your tongue firmly in cheek for this stroll through derring-do. There are laughs a-plenty and more trivia about nearly anything than you can shake a stick at.

While the TV-movie-gone-DVD is highly watchable, the story isn't going to take a single twist or turn that the avid movie watcher won't pick up from a mile away. From the pictures Flynn used to draw about his dad's story of adventure and magic, to the real culprit who killed Flynn's father, the movie enthusiast isn't going to be surprised.

But that's most of the fun in the movie. You know what you want when you sit down and plop this DVD into the player. RETURN TO KING SOLOMON'S MINES pays off in a diverting 90 minutes of good clean fun and black-hearted villains with nothing less than the future of the world at stake.

Jane Curtain and Bob Newhart reprise roles that are campy and fun, and don't stay onstage very long, but they're welcome. The rest all rides squarely on Noah Wylie's shoulders.

The beginning of the movie this time smacks of an Indiana Jones-style beginning, and the plot touches on the parent-child pain of the first Tomb Raider movie, and it even has stylings toward the H. Rider Haggard ALLAN CHAMBERLAIN AND KING SOLOMON'S MINES movies starring Richard Chamberlain and Patrick Swayze, as well as the black and white ones. But it's an endearing adventure nonetheless.

Buy it or rent it for the family and enjoy popcorn action and booing the villains.
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