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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The third installment in the widely beloved Spielberg/Lucas Indiana Jones saga begins with an introduction to a younger Indy (played by the late River Phoenix), who, through a fast-paced prologue, gives the audience insight into the roots of his taste for adventure, fear of snakes, and dogged determination to take historical artifacts out of the hands of bad guys and into the museums in which they belong. A grown-up Indy (Harrison Ford) reveals himself shortly afterward in a familiar classroom scene, teaching archeology to a disproportionate number of starry-eyed female college students in… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Not surprisingly, Ford has most of the action here. But Connery -- in what is often a test of a true actor -- shows how much you can do with an essentially passive part."
‑ Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"This is not so much a bad film as a machine-like one lacking the same energy as the original, which it most resembles."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the most wonderful lark. It is also a class act."
‑ Victoria Mather, Daily Telegraph
"What we want from Spielberg and Lucas is plenty of action, and plenty of laughs. And that's just what they deliver."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"benign slapstick."
‑ Walter Chaw, Strange Horizons
"Fans of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas' Indiana Jones series may rest assured that the latest installment, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, is fully up to, as well as virtually indistinguishable from, its predecessors."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"Even if he's considerably more battered than his nearest competitor, Indiana quits at the top of the heap. It's just that the heap isn't what it was eight years ago. It's been almost flattered to death."
‑ Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
"It has a grand scope and epic scale, still, but we're left with a larger idea of the man wearing the fedora."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"As usual, the action is on an epic scale and delivered with breathless enthusiasm and much panache by director Steven Spielberg."
‑ John Ferguson, Radio Times
"Thrilling third Indy actioner focuses on hunt for grail."
‑ Randy White, Common Sense Media
"Though Last Crusade lacks the novelty of Raiders (and, by the way, the flat-out breathless pacing of Temple of Doom), it's an entertaining capper to the trilogy."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Captures some of the sense of fun that infused the first movie while using the addition of Sean Connery to up the comedic ante and provide a father/son dynamic."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Take a good look at this movie. In fact, go back four or five times and take four or five good looks. In this imperfect world, you're not likely to see many manmade objects come this close to perfection."
‑ Ralph Novak, People Magazine
"The Last Crusade is a step backward for [Spielberg], but backwardness is an integral part of the Indy series right from its kiddie-matinee origins."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Last Crusade is pure kicks, and I would never fault this spunky blast of quips and near-misses for trying to vanilla its way back into the hearts of millions."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
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