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  • Summary: After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jun 17, 2013
    100
    This movie is one of the most relentlessly nonstop action pictures ever made, with a virtuoso series of climactic sequences that must last an hour and never stop for a second. It's a roller-coaster ride, a visual extravaganza, a technical triumph, and a whole lot of fun.
  2. Reviewed by: Ian Nathan
    Jun 17, 2013
    80
    The sustained furore of humour, visual panache and headlong momentum makes for dazzling cinema.
  3. Reviewed by: Eric Henderson
    Jun 17, 2013
    75
    Temple of Doom doesn't so much pay tribute to the serial adventures of yore as it does embody them. Here, frivolity and evil blithely coexist—and women are a lot more likely to scream than win drinking contests.
  4. Reviewed by: Vincent Canby
    Jun 17, 2013
    60
    Watching it is like spending a day at an amusement park, which is probably what Mr. Spielberg and his associates intended. It moves tirelessly from one ride or attraction to the next, only occasionally taking a minute out for a hot dog, and then going right on to the next unspeakable experience.
  5. Reviewed by: David Sterritt
    Jun 18, 2013
    50
    Moviegoers deserve more than the racism, sexism, and all-purpose mayhem on view here - failings that offset the razor-sharp action and technical brilliance also visible.
  6. Reviewed by: Rita Kempley
    Jun 17, 2013
    50
    It has more complex stunts, more technical perfection, and more than a touch of genius. It's fun at both ends. But it's also mean-spirited and corrupt at its core.
  7. Reviewed by: Matthew Fraser
    Jun 17, 2013
    38
    The heroic irony that was hilarious in Raiders is merely ridiculous here, and the half-tribute/half-parody of the adventure genre is toyed with to threadbare extremes. [23 May 1984]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Oct 8, 2014
    10
    " Daring , thrilling , best adventure film directed by Speilberg". I love watching these of kind genre adventure movies especially Harrison" Daring , thrilling , best adventure film directed by Speilberg". I love watching these of kind genre adventure movies especially Harrison Ford playing the guy with the hat in the film series. Ok Temple of doom is a prequel which i did not know why but it is brilliant. Ford is the perfect Indiana Jones for this movie. The movie was great , the stunts were great , also the setting was great , a good wonderful cast that is lucky to go on an adventure like this with Director Speilberg. Grade A+ Expand
  2. Oct 2, 2013
    10
    This is definitely an unpopular statement when I say Temple of Doom is my favorite Indy movie. I mean I don't get it! Why do people say thisThis is definitely an unpopular statement when I say Temple of Doom is my favorite Indy movie. I mean I don't get it! Why do people say this is a weaker entrance in the series? I thought it just improved upon everything in Raiders! Now I can agree that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull sucked badly, but why do people think this is weak. Its a funny (Thanks to the very annoying but hilarious characters Short Round and Willie) heartwarming action packed adventure with one of the best Indy villains of all time. And this a film you won't forget. Trust me. 10/10 Expand
  3. Mar 28, 2015
    9
    While not having as great a story as the original film, "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" serves as a very entertaining picture towardsWhile not having as great a story as the original film, "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" serves as a very entertaining picture towards this adventure franchise, which has lasted decades and deeply impacted cinema. I must say that the characters in this film are much more fun to watch, due to their silliness, and the direction is just as good as before. Expand
  4. Aug 23, 2013
    8
    It is a circus ride full of so much adventure and action. A wonderful experience it is to be in the company of Indiana Jones on his journey.It is a circus ride full of so much adventure and action. A wonderful experience it is to be in the company of Indiana Jones on his journey. One of Spielberg's best. Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2014
    8
    There are some scenes where it's too dark and gross, but this excellent sequel doesn't fail to entertain us with humor and action. A must-seeThere are some scenes where it's too dark and gross, but this excellent sequel doesn't fail to entertain us with humor and action. A must-see if you enjoyed the first. Expand
  6. Dec 10, 2013
    8
    This misunderstood sequel to Raiders has truly stood the test of time. I love its originality, its humour, its use of special effects and lookThis misunderstood sequel to Raiders has truly stood the test of time. I love its originality, its humour, its use of special effects and look into the occult. Expand
  7. Mar 7, 2015
    2
    Kings being served snakes, soup of eyeballs and the desert. Yuck!!! Since when did kings in India eat these? Who told the producer this?Kings being served snakes, soup of eyeballs and the desert. Yuck!!! Since when did kings in India eat these? Who told the producer this? Stupid producer with lack of basic knowledge. And what gives him the right to show such insulting stuff?? And making fun of worshiping idols. The worst movie...couldnt watch because of utter nonsense! Probably made in 1984 when the western world had little or no idea about India and the other countries on the other side of the world. LOL! I was pretty surprised that Amrish puri said yes to acting in this **** movie. Indian kings never ate this kindoff stuff. It was so stupid to show this and give a misguided look at India. Insulting india was the only thing it managed to do...The director and writer lacked basic common sense and lack of knowledge about the eastern world. Expand

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