Raiders of the Lost Ark Reviews

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August 20, 2019
There's not much to do but to sit and wait, laugh and let oneself be carried away by the dizzying array of images that will please all kinds of people. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 17, 2018
Entertainment that propels the audience inexorably from one excitement to the next.
July 9, 2018
If you've only seen the more recent films and find them somewhat wanting, you owe it to yourself to check out the original to see how fresh and original these blockbuster films once felt.
June 12, 2018
It's all done with such a great spirit of high adventure and good humor that you don't even begin to count the corpses... The finale suggests that Ford's Indiana Jones character will soon be back with further adventures, and I'm all in favor of it.
April 26, 2018
Raiders is an assured, relaxed, impressive work. It's almost impossible to resist. It's no more substantial than cotton candy -- but it's easily the best piece of entertainment Hollywood has produced in 1981.
July 8, 2016
This bullwhip-cracking action-adventure launched the series starring Harrison Ford.
June 14, 2016
The script Lawrence Kasdan constructed from Lucas and Philip Kaufman's original treatment built a real structure for those breathless set pieces, and populated it with characters that moved far beyond the cardboard cutouts of the originals.
October 19, 2015
Raiders of the Lost Ark could be a silent film at times, because Spielberg favors actions over words, telling his story with great camerawork. [Full review in Spanish]
June 16, 2015
Raiders of the Lost Ark has more size than substance but nevertheless it's a delightful special big surprise package of a movie that should turn Indiana Jones into a national figure.
June 16, 2015
It is intensely watchable, with the relentless accumulation of effects used here for the purposes of eliciting suspense rather than provoking comedy.
February 4, 2014
Raiders of the Lost Ark is my favorite movie. I don't have to tell you why it's great. You know why it's great. Instead, what follows is a list of very personal moments.
December 24, 2013
There is a charm and vitality to Raiders of the Ark, which Spielberg later admitted was "the first movie where I actually shot the movie without thinking".
August 21, 2013
Harrison Ford embodies the persona of Indiana Jones with perfection and paves him as an iconic hero.
August 4, 2013
This film is a volcano of creative ideas in full eruption -- the modern high action adventure against which all others must now be measured.
August 4, 2013
Hold on tight, because it starts at full throttle and never lets up.
August 4, 2013
Yes, it's as entertaining as you have heard. Maybe more so. Raiders of the Lost Ark is, in fact, about as entertaining as a commercial movie can be.
October 15, 2012
impossibly good
September 21, 2012
As action adventure goes, it's about the best there is.
September 20, 2012
Steven Spielberg's rollicking adventure yarn still looks buoyant and dashing after 30 years.
September 20, 2012
The first and finest Indiana Jones adventure.
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