Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Critic Score

88%

User Score

94%
In theaters May 24, 1989
PG-13, 2 hr. 6 min.

Trailer

Movie Info

Synopsis: The third installment in the widely beloved Spielberg/Lucas Indiana Jones saga begins with an introduction to a younger Indy (played by the late River Phoenix), who, through a fast-paced prologue,
Director: Steven Spielberg
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hr. 6 min.
Genre: Action & Adventure
Theater Release: May 24, 1989
DVD Release: Oct 21, 2003

Cast

Harrison Ford II

Indiana Jones
Sean Connery

Dr. Henry Jones
Alison Doody

Dr. Elsa Schneider
Denholm Elliott

Marcus Brody
Julian Glover

Walter Donovan
River Phoenix

Young Indy
Alex Hyde-White

Young Henry

Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lighter and more comedic than its predecessor, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade returns the series to the brisk serial adventure of Raiders, while adding a dynamite double act between Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.
  • Not surprisingly, Ford has most of the action here. But Connery -- in what is often a test of a true actor -- shows how much you can do with an essentially passive part. More...
  • Fans of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas' Indiana Jones series may rest assured that the latest installment, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, is fully up to, as well as virtually indistinguishable from, its predecessors. More...
  • Though Last Crusade lacks the novelty of Raiders (and, by the way, the flat-out breathless pacing of Temple of Doom), it's an entertaining capper to the trilogy. More...
  • This is not so much a bad film as a machine-like one lacking the same energy as the original, which it most resembles. More...
  • 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. More...
  • 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. More...
  • What was conceived as a child's dream of a Saturday matinee serial has evolved into a moving excursion into religious myth. More...
  • The fast pace and force-fed wisecracks are as seamless as ever, but rarely has audience laughter sounded as hollow. More...
  • Jeffrey Boam's script dabbles with themes of neglect and reconciliation, but there's nothing ponderous about the duo's near death scrapes and light-hearted tussels over the same blonde Fršulein. More...
  • Of the three Jones films, The Last Crusade may well become the sentimental favorite, the Indiana to end them all. More...

User Reviews

  • The third installment of the Indiana Jones story sees Dr. Jones in search of his father who disappeared while searching for the Holy Grail. Spielberg...
  • Definitely the best of the Indiana Jones films. An effective use of comedy in an action/adventure film that doesn't take itself too seriously. I...
  • The most interesting aspect of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is, surprisingly enough, the relationship between Indiana Jones and his father Henry...
  • More spiritual and emotional than the first to instalments, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" is just as inspirational as is it is an entertaining...
  • Film franchises are subject to the law of diminishing returns. If a sequel is sub-par compared to the original, it's very unlikely that any third...
  • Harrison Ford's latest story as the legendary adventurer is bigger and better than the 'Temple of Doom' and is just as enjoyable as the original...
  • Very close to five stars. This is the most rewarding of all the Indiana Jones films due to deeper messages and the addition of Sean Connery to the...
  • Indy has to rescue his father Henry (Sean). He goes to Europe and gets entangled with the Nazis in search of the Holy Grail. Good storyline. Great...
  • A hugely entertaining adventure that offers everything that made Raiders so successful and more: exhilarating action scenes, a lot of hilarious...
  • Very rarily does a sequel match the greatness of the original, but with "Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade" it all shines just as brightly. There's...