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: May 22, 2008
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2008
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Critic Score: 77% 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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James Rundle

If only they had refrained from indulging themselves quite so much, perhaps they could have delivered a film that was more in keeping with the standards that previous Indy outings had set.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

There's nothing but entertainment value here.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Indy isn't boning up on Babylonian texts; he's leafing through the Weekly World News.

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Michael Joshua Rowin
Stop Smiling

The film's joyless, going-through-the-motions mood cannot be ignored.

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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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Dana Stevens

Expecting Brando-esque menace or Dreyfus-ian uplift from the Indiana Jones tetralogy is like going to the candy counter at the mall multiplex and asking for some goat cheese and a nice cabernet.

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

While the James Bond series is leaving behind campy cartoon action for a dustier, grittier 'realism,' Indy is speeding headlong into Looney Toons absurdity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% 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.
Jon Lantz
This was a very high quality film. Unfortunately the cheese factor was way over the top for me. So much so that it was on the verge of a cartoon. The other… More
Dean King
I have finally seen it and have mixed feelings. It just doesn't have some of the old Indy magic. The story is even more far fetched than usual and maybe… More
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
Carlos Magalhães
A disappointing chapter that suffers from a lame interaction between the characters, an inconsistent plot that makes no sense and action scenes that are never… 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