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Based on 40 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 278 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Audiences looking for emotional resonance in Indy 4 are doomed to the temple of disappointment. Spielberg and Lucas aren't upping their creative game -- they're taking care of business. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie moves. It has action sequences that are so enormous that they won't just wow audiences, but rock them back in their seats and make them laugh at the audacity of it all. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Even with the ponderous dialogue, it's hard not to have fun on this adventure, and it's good to see that Indy, though slightly weary, still has the goods. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    All of it amounts to a been-there-done-that-better recapitulation of Mr. Spielberg's career. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    While the production values are top-notch, and the action artfully choreographed, in the end - and quite well before the end - a sense of tedium sets in. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Entertaining, inventive and old-fashioned in the best way. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Director Steven Spielberg seems intent on celebrating his entire early career here. Whatever the story there is, a vague journey to return a spectacular archeological find to its rightful home -- an unusual goal of the old grave-robber, you must admit -- gets swamped in a sea of stunts and CGI that are relentless as the scenes and character relationships are charmless. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I can say that if you liked the other Indiana Jones movies, you will like this one, and that if you did not, there is no talking to you. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Often thrilling, sometimes charming, occasionally clunky family entertainment that perhaps wisely doesn't attempt to scale the heights of "Raiders of the Lost Ark." show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The overall effect is either exhilarating or exhausting, depending on your emotional investment in the franchise, but credit where credit is due: Steven Spielberg and George Lucas set out to make one for the fans and delivered. show more

  • July 05, 2011 larry56x
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    It\'s time for Indy to hang it up. I guess they paid Ford a wheel barrow full of money to make this junk. Shame on you Harrison. You should have stopped with the Last Crusade. That was your best. It was the same old thing, nothing new. A rather miserable experience. Folks, if you want to see movie making ****** best, see \"The King\'s Speech.\" All this movie proved is that Messers. Spielberg, Lucas and Ford are more interested in making money than in making good cinema. Pass it by.

  • May 28, 2011 re0708
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    Sorry! But it is time to leave good enough alone. This movie was terrible. Ford looked very, very Old and run down.Please move on. Enough with the Indiana Jones sequals.

  • October 02, 2010 THX 041381
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    The return of the Best!

  • September 22, 2009 srbgodsmack1992
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    Shia Labeouf of whatever his name is.... is just annoying. Transformers was a wreck because pop movie culture decides to make a love story out of two horrible young actors. Just crap, pure crap. This movie was an absolute abomination to the film world. We need movies like this. Why? - to make the great ones shine and to give even more credit to the ones that are just okay. This movie sucks and I wish I could get every cent back. The 5th will be horrible just by estimation.

  • January 26, 2009 Videogamepro79
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    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is an amazing movie filled with action, aliens, and adventure. Even though Harrison Ford is old he can still kick butt. If you want my opinion, you should go out and see this movie as soon as possible.

  • January 04, 2009 utrugby20
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    You're telling me that Spielberg couldn't afford a warehouse full of crates....that , "no no it will look much better with digital boxes." Well they succeeded in making a far in superior digital carbon copy of an Indiana Jones movie. All my feeling about this movie have been summed up in the South Park Parody. If you haven't seen that, watch it immediately.

  • January 03, 2009 mattsci
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    Terrible attempt at an ending for this already fine trilogy. Nothing original takes place and nothing exciting happens.

  • January 02, 2009 siebelworks
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    Everything is sooo... very forced. Very little charm remains of the original franchise. I can't believe the critics above. Maybe they received free Blu-ray copies as gifts.

  • December 08, 2008 N8MovieGuy
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    All I have to say is I lost a lot of respect for Roger Ebert. He use to be one of the best film critics around, then Roper passed, and things went downhill from there. This was the most disturbing Indiana Jones yet. The nuke scene DIDN'T MAKE ANY SENSE!!! I understand the previous movies were far fetched but nothing like this. Something needs to be done before Lucas and Spielberg destroy another one of their classic cinema series.

  • December 07, 2008 LyNn4886
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    this movie sucked. totally for the children


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