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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Reviews

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March 26, 2017
Just fantastic, loved the whole movie
March 20, 2017
Brilliant teaming of Ford & Connery make this an enyoyable romp
March 6, 2017
The chemistry between Harrison Ford and Sean Connery and an action-packed plot make Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade just as fun and thrilling as Raiders of the Lost Ark.
½ March 4, 2017
I'm okay with this film. The good stuff feels like an inferior rehash of stuff from the first film, but it isn't the shrieking abomination that "Temple of Doom" is. I find the scenes of prattling on about this guy left that clue and that knight said this thing to be really tedious, like being subjected to a Dan Brown novel, but that is a relatively small part of the film. Alison Doody is nowhere near as interesting as Karen Allen and Julian Glover does not make for an interesting villain, but this film has Sean Connery, so it almost evens out.
March 1, 2017
Rating: 83%
Though not as thematically or deeply entertaining as its predecessors, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade still has gleefully sporadic action and excellent acting to look forward to.
February 28, 2017
Another great film. The addition of Connery to the Indiana Jones canon was a master-stroke and really enriched the characters back story.
½ February 16, 2017
A great end to a trilogy. A
February 16, 2017
Just one long word about this movie Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah (breathe) Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
½ January 27, 2017
Connery and Ford are wonderful together. I loved the new dimension of the father/son adventure.
January 24, 2017
This movie is not as good as Raiders, but still is exiting.
January 18, 2017
Thanks to the fantastic addition of Sean Connery; The Last Crusade adds a more emotional core not quite seen before in the series and adds a satisfying, though not lasting, conclusion to the series.
½ January 16, 2017
Though the story is similar in many respects to Raiders (Indy races the Nazis to an artifact which Hitler wants for world domination), Last Crusade is less about plot and more about character, relationships, and comedy. If Raiders is the smartest film in the trilogy, and Temple of Doom is the most exciting, Last Crusade is by far both the funniest and the most emotionally involving, rendering it many fans' favorite film of the series (including mine).

The film has the all of the excellent action sequences, creepy-crawly moments, mysticism, exotic locales, and booby traps that one expects from an Indiana Jones movie. It's a nonstop pursuit: in this case, vehicular chases are the norm, with all sorts of stunt-filled highlights involving trains, boats, motorcycles, planes, and tanks.

What truly sets it apart is a script that, beginning with the intro of Sean Connery's character 45 minutes in, is loaded with almost nonstop comedy, with a finale is both truly touching and thrilling. What's more, it's not just comedy for the sake of laughter; the humor establishes the characters' relationships and moves the story along. While both Harrison Ford and Sean Connery are absolutely iconic actors, neither of them has ever, before or since, displayed such comedic prowess, and it's obvious that both of them are having the time of their life.

One of the neat things about the Indiana Jones movies is that each film reveals something new about our hero's character. There are different virtues and flaws on display each time. Raiders gave us a taste of his romantic side, his academic mind, and his tenacity against obstacles. Temple of Doom highlights his capacity for both greed and compassion, as well as a paternal side in his relationship with Short Round. Last Crusade, without laying it on too thick, shows a man who is still aching from a lonely childhood.

This larger-than-life hero, who smirks at Nazis and courageously challenges a tank while on horseback (armed with just a pistol!), is vulnerable only to his father's disapproval. He resents the man who "taught him self-reliance" but discovers that he respects and loves that man as well. Of course the movie handles it in a way that is more subtle and less sappy than I've made it sound, but it's there nonetheless. Connery, on the other hand, plays gloriously against type as a bookish old man, unaccustomed to danger, but still with hidden strength. He and Ford have a glowing chemistry here, and it's their interplay that elevates this from "very good" to "truly great." * * * * 1/2 (out of five).
January 15, 2017
This film is my personal favorite Indiana Jones movie. I believe The Last Crusade has the best action and pure Indiana Jones moments in the entire series. Harrison Ford is outstanding as usual and Sean Connery plays the Dad role perfect. This movie is outstanding and you could put it in at any time and get enjoyment out of it. This film is nothing but pure fun so thank you Spielberg for again making my life better!
½ January 2, 2017
A very welcome return to form for the Indiana Jones series. Last Crusade brings back the exciting sense of adventure that Raiders of the Lost Ark did all those years ago without needlessly going overly grim and dark like Temple of Doom did.

The plot itself, Indy is once again fighting the Nazis in a race to reach the Holy Grail, is a lot more straightforward and even feels more intimate for Indy (it mainly revolves around his father after all). There's a touching father-son bond throughout that blends so well against the greater scale story.

One of this film's biggest attributes is the supporting characters. Unlike Temple's characters who mainly ranged from annoying to forgettable (save Amrish Puri as Mola Ram), Crusade brings us a welcome mix of old friends (the always wonderful John Rhys-Davies as Sallah and Denholm Elliott as Marcus Brody) and new (Sean Connery as Henry Sr. and Alison Doody as Elsa Schneider). Whereas Willie Scott and Short Round were such extreme character types that it was difficult to sympathize with them, Elsa and Henry are far more toned down but not without likable personalities.

If I had any complaints, the opening with young Indy feels a bit rushed and ridiculous, even for this sort of movie. The fact that all of his personality quirks and physical scars came about in the span of ten minutes is pretty hard to believe.

Still, that's a minor complaint in the grand scheme of things. The Last Crusade is an excellent adventure film and a fond farewell to the Indiana Jones franchise. Well, at least for now.
January 2, 2017
Spielberg slides back into slightly more familiar territory after the obscure Temple of Doom outing, adding back Nazi villains and a religious artifact as the McGuffin. But the addition of Indy's father enlarges the emotional arc considerably and adds an extra layer of humor you didn't know was possible. Hard to deny the fun and appeal.
December 27, 2016
The 3rd installation of Indiana Jones is arguably the best of the bunch. The addition of Sean Connery playing Henry Jones Sr. was perfect casting! The story line and pursuit of the Holy Grail is nothing short of amazing. The banter between father and son on this holy adventure makes the film more interesting and over the top entertaining. Spielberg brings it home with this one and so much fun all around.
½ December 19, 2016
The last crusades more fantastical elements polarized me...a great Indiana Jones movie nonetheless
½ December 18, 2016
Originally panned for being "too much like Raiders" Indy 3 somehow turned a lot of critics off this franchise... aside from having the same basic plotline as Raiders and some poor continuity editing, everything else in this movie is virtually perfect.

December 11, 2016
One of the best movies ever made, with amazing performances by Ford and Connery.
½ December 9, 2016
A great adventure film, and a little bit better than Temple of Doom, while it still has some annoying characters, Harrison Ford and Sean Connery are AWESOME in this film!! Highly recommend this film!!
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