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Based on 14 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a beautiful machine, thought out and revved up to the last detail, with no other purpose but to delight - and it delights. [24 May 1989, Daily Notebook, p.E1] show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The relaxed and confident Crusade is the first Jones outing to benefit from actual characterizations. [24 May 1989, Life, p.1D] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It is just as well that Last Crusade will indeed be Indy's last film. It would be too sad to see the series grow old and thin, like the James Bond movies. show more

  • 75
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    Fully up to, as well as virtually indistinguishable from, its predecessors… The guarantee of Indiana Jones is that the pace never varies and the tone never changes; when you've had enough, you can feel free to leave. [24 May 1989, Tempo, p.1] show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Also predictable is the film's simplistic treatment of themes from religion and myth… It's curious that Spielberg and Lucas see these venerated objects not as symbols of divine inspiration but as repositories of a blind, undiscriminating force that can be wielded (like the three wishes from a genie or a magic lamp) by whoever gets their hands on them. [13 June 1989, Arts, p.11] show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    Despite strong acting (the slapstick energy between Ford and Connery is wasted), obligatory chases and stunts and splendid art direction, the virtuoso technique evident in every frame remains formulaic--unaccompanied by revelation, epiphany or surprise. show more

  • 90
    The New York Times

    Though it cannot regain the brash originality of ''Raiders of the Lost Ark,'' in its own way 'The Last Crusade' is nearly as good, matching its audience's wildest hopes. show more

  • 90

    The Harrison Ford-Sean Connery father-and-son team gives Last Crusade unexpected emotional depth, reminding us that real film magic is not in special effects. show more

  • 80
    Desson Thomson Washington Post

    Start lining up now, bring a bullwhip -- and maybe some d-Con. Indiana will do the rest. show more

  • 60
    Sheila Benson Los Angeles Times

    You can't roll monstrous boulders straight at audiences any more and have a whole theater-full duck and gasp with fright--and pleasure. We may be plumb gasped out. And although Harrison Ford is still in top form and the movie is truly fun in patches, it's a genre on the wane. [24 May 1989, Calendar, p.6-1] show more

  • January 30, 2009 Videogamepro79
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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is great for a movie that is so old. Harrison Ford is excellent and Sean Connery is amazing as his father. The story of the Holy Grail was retold in a brilliant way thanks to Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.

  • January 09, 2009 Peyton Hockey
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    This is the best movie ever . but the rat part scared me sorry but I love it

  • October 15, 2008 Wesley
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    I guess the Chicago Sun-Times was wrong. Just like so many damn critics...that are so overally paid...Roger Ebert? Why...why are you a critic and who are you to run your mouth for money you do not many others that would be better than you.

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