Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 29, 2008
Though not as thrilling as Raiders of the Lost Ark, the second chapter still has merits, particularly its fast pacing, spectacular opening scene, and visual effects, which won the Oscars in 1984.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rory L. Aronsky
Screen It!
March 10, 2008
See website for more details.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
February 15, 2008
darker indiana, still grand
| Original Score: 4/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
November 7, 2007
...it's cathartic as hell, for Spielberg and for those of us who go for the ride. The mayhem is transporting, inspired, exultant...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 28, 2006
Set years before the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is sillier, darkly violent and a bit dumbed down, but still great fun.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Part of the trouble is that anything clearly does go, including the slender hold on credibility that Raiders managed to maintain.
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
February 16, 2006
I honestly think this edgier prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark does an even better job of being a non-stop rollercoaster ride than the original.
| Original Score: 9/10
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
April 4, 2005
All action and little story made for an entertaining followup to the adventure classic.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 3, 2005
Terrific opening with 'Anything Goes' in Chinese -- then the kid shows up and it's downhill.
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 8, 2005
Only so so follow up to "Raiders." Extra points off for the very annoying Short Round.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The kind of movie where your date is always grabbing your forearm in a viselike grip, as unbearable excitement unfolds on the screen. After the movie is over, you've had a great time but your arm is black-and-blue for a week.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 19, 2004
exciting, but the weakest film of the trilogy
| Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
May 5, 2004
You know, the more distance I get from this, the more I think: man, what a dark, depressing film. I think when it came out I was just that desperate for a new Indy flick.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
April 25, 2004
Yes, Temple of Doom still stinks -- save that spectacular opening Shanghai nightclub scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
January 20, 2004
In retrospect, there's something hateful about this picture that's energizing. It's a f**ked Freudian funhouse of freakishly personal divorce anxiety.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
November 4, 2003
It's an extremely well-crafted, exciting, and, most importantly, brave work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
November 1, 2003
stilted attempts to soften Doom's gloom only create a sense of manipulative phoniness
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 18, 2003
Don't dismiss Temple of Doom just because, you know, it's kinda stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
October 11, 2003
There is little to appreciate here in terms of craft or characterization--but the whole thing bounces along so damn nicely, who cares?
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 23, 2003
A nonstop ride of chills and thrills
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