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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Reviews

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 31, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
July 31, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 31, 2013
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.
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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
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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Joseph McBride
Variety
May 5, 2008
What was conceived as a child's dream of a Saturday matinee serial has evolved into a moving excursion into religious myth.
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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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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 Fräulein.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Of the three Jones films, The Last Crusade may well become the sentimental favorite, the Indiana to end them all.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
You want Adventure? Thrills? How about Rats?
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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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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