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Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (2003)

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In 1982, three 12-year-old kids from Mississippi set out to create a shot-for-shot remake of their favorite movie, 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.' They made their own props and costumes, created their own special effects, did their own stunts and gathered their friends and siblings to fill out the cast. Six years later they finished. The end result is an amazing homegrown homage. The only thing more unbelievable than the kids' resourceful techniques is witnessing the cast go through puberty. The hero

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (0)

The Adaptation is the least cynical movie I've ever seen. Each shot is a moment of wonder and discovery.

May 13, 2009 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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The pic's real delight is its sheer resourcefulness, as stunts and FX are re-created on a shoestring in one of the most elaborate amateur features ever made.

May 13, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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This extraordinarily faithful cover version quickly became the stuff of fanboy legend.

May 13, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Adaptation is a treasure of comedy, marvel, and accomplishment that fails to surface much these days, and I cheer Zala, Strompolos, and Lamb's determination to keep their efforts afloat

May 13, 2009 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
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Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation is a loving tribute to the original film.

May 13, 2009 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
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Given that copyright wrangles mean it may never get released, Adaptation is a covetable, Indy-worthy treasure in its own right.

May 13, 2009 Full Review Source: IGN Movies UK
IGN Movies UK

[T]he unintentionally hilarious moments are the real gold, such as when a pudgy teen Strompolos says, "It's not the years, honey...it's the mileage."

May 14, 2008 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

The Adaptation the sort of film, like the one which inspired it, that easily worms it's way into your heart. The love isn't just on the screen, it's all around.

February 19, 2008 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

You forget you're watching a skillful teenage re-enactment and start seeing it simply as Raiders of the Lost Ark, with different faces, and seen through fresh eyes.

July 23, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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