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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Reviews

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Top Critic
Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
June 24, 2015
Spielberg has come up with another rousing piece of entertainment.
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
May 26, 2014
This movie is batshit insane.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 21, 2013
A fun and worthy sequel that really continues the harrowing but exciting exploits of Indiana Jones...
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 15, 2012
an unbelievably crass, unpleasant, horrific picture
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
More gore, gross-outs than the other Indy blockbusters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
January 13, 2010
Again you will savor the Indiana Jones schizophrenia: by day a bow-tied, bespectacled archaeologist; by night a resourceful swaggerer, whom Ford brings to life as a modern blend of Bogie and the Duke, with just a glint of misfit psychopathy in his eyes.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 26, 2008
...an obvious step down from its stellar predecessor...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Luke Y. Thompson
LYTRules.com
May 25, 2008
[T]he best of the Indiana Jones movies...it's insanely wonderful, in every sense of those words.
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
May 21, 2008
The reality is that this is the film that comes closest to reflecting the racism, sexism and jingoism that fuelled most of the serials that originally sparked Spielberg and George Lucas's impressionable young imaginations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com
May 21, 2008
Where the brilliant "Raiders" was an adventure film aimed at the child at heart, "Temple of Doom" is really designed for the kiddie market itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 14, 2008
If it was a sign of the times for Indiana Jones to take on more of a comic-book aspect, the film's accomodation of darker themes and explicit imagery came as something of a shock to many.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 7, 2008
While 'The Temple of Doom' is a bit gloomy, puts children in danger, and confines its action primarily to one spot, it's still quite entertaining. (Blu-ray edition)
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 5, 2008
A breakneck adventure that moves at twice the pace of the original but has only half the creative strength.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film4
May 5, 2008
Fantastically choreographed action sequences and another comely companion for Indy (Capshaw) and gloriously overdone visual devices make up for the shameless lack of plot.
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
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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