Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 21, 2003
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Critic Score
88%
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94%



Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lighter and more comedic than its predecessor, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade returns the series to the brisk serial adventure of Raiders, while adding a dynamite double act between Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.

Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

This is not so much a bad film as a machine-like one lacking the same energy as the original, which it most resembles.

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Victoria Mather
Daily Telegraph

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the most wonderful lark. It is also a class act.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It has a grand scope and epic scale, still, but we're left with a larger idea of the man wearing the fedora.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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.

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
The third installment of the Indiana Jones story sees Dr. Jones in search of his father who disappeared while searching for the Holy Grail. Spielberg obviously… More
KJ Proulx
More spiritual and emotional than the first to instalments, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" is just as inspirational as is it is an entertaining… More
Christian C
Definitely the best of the Indiana Jones films. An effective use of comedy in an action/adventure film that doesn't take itself too seriously. I… More
Daniel Mumby
Film franchises are subject to the law of diminishing returns. If a sequel is sub-par compared to the original, it's very unlikely that any third… More
Edward Boxler
The most interesting aspect of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is, surprisingly enough, the relationship between Indiana Jones and his father Henry (played… More
Samuel Riley
Harrison Ford's latest story as the legendary adventurer is bigger and better than the 'Temple of Doom' and is just as enjoyable as the original… More

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