Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Reviews

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Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 5, 2008
The fast pace and force-fed wisecracks are as seamless as ever, but rarely has audience laughter sounded as hollow.
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
May 21, 2008
There's considerable pleasure in watching these two lions spar, but sometimes Last Crusade mistakes dotting every I and crossing every T for detailed character development.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chuck O'Leary
February 16, 2006
A very disappointing sequel that's just too jokey for its own good. Lacks the intense thrills of the first two.
| Original Score: 5/10
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 8, 2004
The least fun of the three: overworked and uninspired.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The final section, in which Indy must claim the Grail and save his father's life, is imbued with a turgid, pop-mystical tone.
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
July 31, 2013
Even if he's considerably more battered than his nearest competitor, Indiana quits at the top of the heap. It's just that the heap isn't what it was eight years ago. It's been almost flattered to death.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
July 31, 2013
This is not so much a bad film as a machine-like one lacking the same energy as the original, which it most resembles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 5, 2008
Despite strong acting (the slapstick energy between Ford and Connery is wasted), obligatory chases and stunts and splendid art direction, the virtuoso technique evident in every frame remains formulaic -- unaccompanied by revelation, epiphany or surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Victoria Mather
Daily Telegraph
December 26, 2013
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the most wonderful lark. It is also a class act.
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
July 31, 2013
Take a good look at this movie. In fact, go back four or five times and take four or five good looks. In this imperfect world, you're not likely to see many manmade objects come this close to perfection.
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Thrilling third Indy actioner focuses on hunt for grail.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
May 17, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 21, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
As I watched it, I felt a real delight, because recent Hollywood escapist movies have become too jaded and cynical, and they have lost the feeling that you can stumble over astounding adventures just by going on a hike with your Scout troop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
June 10, 2008
Captures some of the sense of fun that infused the first movie while using the addition of Sean Connery to up the comedic ante and provide a father/son dynamic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
December 5, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
October 18, 2008
It shows us Indy's origin and even ends with him riding off into the sunset after completing the ultimate quest of finding the Holy Grail. I mean how do you top that?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Ferguson
Radio Times
July 31, 2013
As usual, the action is on an epic scale and delivered with breathless enthusiasm and much panache by director Steven Spielberg.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
May 2, 2004
A warm and engaging return to the original Raiders spirit.
| Original Score: 4/5
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 31, 2013
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is by far the best, most inspired and ingeniously produced of Steven Spielberg's affectionate odes to the heyday of the movie cliffhanger.
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