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  • Summary: When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. It's a beautiful machine, thought out and revved up to the last detail, with no other purpose but to delight - and it delights. [24 May 1989, Daily Notebook, p.E1]
  2. Reviewed by: Caryn James
    90
    Though it cannot regain the brash originality of ''Raiders of the Lost Ark,'' in its own way 'The Last Crusade' is nearly as good, matching its audience's wildest hopes.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    90
    The Harrison Ford-Sean Connery father-and-son team gives Last Crusade unexpected emotional depth, reminding us that real film magic is not in special effects.
  4. Also predictable is the film's simplistic treatment of themes from religion and myth… It's curious that Spielberg and Lucas see these venerated objects not as symbols of divine inspiration but as repositories of a blind, undiscriminating force that can be wielded (like the three wishes from a genie or a magic lamp) by whoever gets their hands on them. [13 June 1989, Arts, p.11]
  5. More amusing than exciting. [19 June 1989, p.28]
  6. You can't roll monstrous boulders straight at audiences any more and have a whole theater-full duck and gasp with fright--and pleasure. We may be plumb gasped out. And although Harrison Ford is still in top form and the movie is truly fun in patches, it's a genre on the wane. [24 May 1989, Calendar, p.6-1]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 52
  2. Negative: 5 out of 52
  1. Dec 4, 2012
    10
    Unlike the disappointment that "The Temple Of Doom" was for me, I really enjoyed "The Last Crusade". It was filled with action, comedy, aUnlike the disappointment that "The Temple Of Doom" was for me, I really enjoyed "The Last Crusade". It was filled with action, comedy, a great musical score, great acting and great directing just like the original "Raiders of the Lost Ark". And unlike The Temple of Doom it has no annoying girl screaming through the whole thing lol.. This is my second favourite Indiana Jones movie, with "Raiders of the Lost Ark" being my favourite. Expand
  2. Jan 11, 2015
    10
    It should be clear to all that The Last Crusade is easily the best in the Indiana Jones series. Its comedy and wit gives it charm and breathesIt should be clear to all that The Last Crusade is easily the best in the Indiana Jones series. Its comedy and wit gives it charm and breathes new life into the series, much needed after the dark Temple of Doom. Expand
  3. Feb 6, 2012
    10
    The best of all of the Indiana Jones.
  4. Jul 12, 2012
    9
    Not as good as Raiders of the Lost Ark, but better than Temple of Doom. The Last Crusade plays it safe by going back to the more successfulNot as good as Raiders of the Lost Ark, but better than Temple of Doom. The Last Crusade plays it safe by going back to the more successful style of the franchise's first installment, which was welcomed by fans after some didn't approve of Doom's dark tones. Expand
  5. Jul 11, 2014
    8
    Last of the three original Indiana Jones Movies with Sean Connery. Adds a new Flair to Indiana Jones, providing good chemistry between Ford and him
  6. Jul 29, 2012
    8
    A great film! I just loved it and its my second fav Indiana Jones film. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 8.9/10
  7. LincolnC.
    Nov 27, 2007
    0
    When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis in this adventure of a lifetime. But this adventure truly does nothing, a soulless atmosphere and dull shit. Expand

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