Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Reviews

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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
June 24, 2015
Spielberg has come up with another rousing piece of entertainment.
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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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 10, 2008
It's not the darker turn that makes The Temple of Doom uncomfortable at times; it's its mean-spiritedness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
May 5, 2008
Pic comes on like a sledgehammer, and there's even a taste of vulgarity and senseless excess not apparent in Raiders.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 5, 2008
The film betrays no human impulse higher than that of a ten-year-old boy trying to gross out his baby sister by dangling a dead worm in her face.
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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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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Part of the trouble is that anything clearly does go, including the slender hold on credibility that Raiders managed to maintain.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The kind of movie where your date is always grabbing your forearm in a viselike grip, as unbearable excitement unfolds on the screen. After the movie is over, you've had a great time but your arm is black-and-blue for a week.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Too shapeless to be the fun that Raiders is, but shape may be beside the point. Old- time, 15-part movie serials didn't have shape. The just went on and on and on, which is what Indiana Jones does with humor and technical invention.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5