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

The third installment in the Spielberg/Lucas Indiana Jones saga, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade evokes many of the thrills of the first two efforts (Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) without blatantly… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 24, 1989
DVD Release Date: October 21, 2003
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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 (UK)

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

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
Dean King
My favourite of the three. It has plenty of action and a good mix of humour between Ford and Connery.
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
Carlos Magalh„es
A hugely entertaining adventure that offers everything that made Raiders so successful and more: exhilarating action scenes, hilarious dialogue with a perfect… 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
Mark Walker
Before even the days of "Raiders Of The Ark", Spielberg had expressed an interest in making a James Bond movie but he couldn't get the go-ahead… 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