Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

After being forced to leave Marshall College under dubious circumstances, Indy joins forces with rebellious, young Mutt, who believes he knows the whereabouts of one of the most spectacular archeological finds in history--the Crystal Skull… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 14, 2008
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though the plot elements are certainly familiar, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull still delivers the thrills and Harrison Ford's return in the title role is more than welcome.

David Denby
New Yorker

Crystal Skull isn't bad -- there are a few dazzling sequences, and a couple of good performances -- but the unprecedented blend of comedy and action that made the movies so much more fun than any other adventure series is mostly gone.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Crystal Skull is a fun ride, but if we have to wait 19 years for the next one, that's OK by me.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Senior citizens' special of the year, a popcorn movie made from, uh, mature corn.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

There's nothing but entertainment value here.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A perfectly great bout of escapism with Indiana Jones at his best...

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Joshua Starnes

If anyone was worried that Ford was just too old to put the hat back on, Crystal Skull should lay that to rest. There's still life in the old franchise yet.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The action is the movie's raison d'être, of course, but the setups are wittier than the payoffs.

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Ali Gray

Want some real perspective? Ask me in ten years: hindsight has a nasty habit of being right. But for right now, on May 22, 2008? Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull is a movie worth getting excited for.

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Jordan Hoffman

I'll answer the most important question first. Yes, there is a Wilhelm scream in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
An older Indy but the same feel at least to me. A solid adventure film in the old school style of cinema from Lucas and Speilbergs youth.
Christian C
If "doom" has a temple, it's this movie. Stupid and forced. Barely more than a B movie.
danny d
the movie was a lot of fun, but entertainment and a bit of nostalgia were the only things this film really accomplished. this film doesnt downgrade the… More
Eugene Bernabe
Many will definitely argue this addition to the 'Indiana Jones' saga was unnecessary and somewhat confusing. But as another film, you can't deny… More
Chris Weber
Even though the time period of this film is set in the 1950's, I still felt an overwhelming sense of nostalgia as the opening credits rolled (the font used… More
Edward Boxler
It would have been better if they had just left Indiana Jones as a trilogy. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a colossal disappointment, not… More