Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Reviews

September 6, 2020
The film as a whole feels like an insignificant episode in Indy's life, instead of an influential chapter in the evolution of the action genre.
December 26, 2013
With the action nonstop there is no time for mere acting, much less for a coherent plot.
June 10, 2008
It's not the darker turn that makes The Temple of Doom uncomfortable at times; it's its mean-spiritedness.
May 22, 2008
It lacks the sense of detail that made Raiders such a treat. It isn't very clever, very funny or very compelling.
May 7, 2008
...makes you wonder if Spielberg and series producer George Lucas might have been going through some sort of drug phase.
May 5, 2008
Pic comes on like a sledgehammer, and there's even a taste of vulgarity and senseless excess not apparent in Raiders.
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.
June 24, 2006
Part of the trouble is that anything clearly does go, including the slender hold on credibility that Raiders managed to maintain.
February 3, 2005
Terrific opening with 'Anything Goes' in Chinese -- then the kid shows up and it's downhill.
April 25, 2004
Yes, Temple of Doom still stinks -- save that spectacular opening Shanghai nightclub scene.
November 1, 2003
stilted attempts to soften Doom's gloom only create a sense of manipulative phoniness