Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

The second of the George Lucas/Steven Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1984). After a brief brouhaha involving a precious vial and a wild ride down a raging Himalyan river, Indy… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 23, 1984
DVD Release Date: October 21, 2003
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may be too "dark" for some, but Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom remains an ingenious adventure spectacle that showcases one of Hollywood's finest filmmaking teams in vintage form.

Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News

Spielberg has come up with another rousing piece of entertainment.

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Todd McCarthy

Pic comes on like a sledgehammer, and there's even a taste of vulgarity and senseless excess not apparent in Raiders.

Rob Vaux

This movie is batshit insane.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Again you will savor the Indiana Jones schizophrenia: by day a bow-tied, bespectacled archaeologist; by night a resourceful swaggerer, whom Ford brings to life as a modern blend of Bogie and the Duke, with just a glint of misfit psychopathy in his eyes.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The film betrays no human impulse higher than that of a ten-year-old boy trying to gross out his baby sister by dangling a dead worm in her face.

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Patrick Gibbs
Daily Telegraph (UK)

With the action nonstop there is no time for mere acting, much less for a coherent plot.

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James Berardinelli

It's not the darker turn that makes The Temple of Doom uncomfortable at times; it's its mean-spiritedness.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Set years before the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is sillier, darkly violent and a bit dumbed down, but still great fun.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A fun and worthy sequel that really continues the harrowing but exciting exploits of Indiana Jones...

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
Following the massive success of "Raiders of the Lost Ark", it was inevitable that a sequel would follow. No sane minded, or financially aware,… More
Daniel Mumby
There's a great myth in filmmaking that stories with dark tones or subject matter are inherently more interesting than stories which are more light-hearted… More
Edward Boxler
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is nowhere near as good as its predecessor, Raiders of the Lost Ark, but it hasn't lost the sense of adventure that… More
Samuel Riley
The story of Indiana Jones continues with this journey in 'The Temple of Doom'. Its still features most of the same qualities as its predecessor,… More
KJ Proulx
While not having as great a story as the original film, "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" serves as a very entertaining picture towards this… More
Graham Jones
The second film in the series is much darker and more sinister than the first. Thought it has quite a few obvious flaws, when it works it works. The generic… More