Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

2016

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

Critics Consensus

As fascinating as it is affecting, Raiders! offers an insightful look at fan culture while presenting a poignant portrait of friendship over the passage of time.

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Average Rating: 3.9/5

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After Steven Spielberg's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film. They finished every scene...except one; the film's explosive airplane set piece. Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their masterpiece. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and more, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is just that: the story of this long-gestating project's culmination, chronicling the friends' dedication to their artistic vision-mixed in with some movie magic-to create a personal, epic love letter to a true modern classic.

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Despite rave reviews, this one disappointed me. Oh yes, it was something to see a bunch of kids do a shot by shot remake of Raiders but I wanted to see more of the footage and I couldn't care less about the efforts to film a last scene.

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