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Based on 12 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This movie is one of the most relentlessly nonstop action pictures ever made, with a virtuoso series of climactic sequences that must last an hour and never stop for a second. It's a roller-coaster ride, a visual extravaganza, a technical triumph, and a whole lot of fun. show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    Temple of Doom doesn't so much pay tribute to the serial adventures of yore as it does embody them. Here, frivolity and evil blithely coexist—and women are a lot more likely to scream than win drinking contests. show more

  • 63
    Bill Cosford Miami Herald

    What Spielberg does is use the Lucas tricks to propel an old-fashioned fantasy, played broadly enough so that the laughs come as easily as the thrills. [23 May 1984, p.B1] show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Indy's companions are weak; we don't identify with them the way we did with Marion and Sallah. There's less action and more overt comedy, and neither change works to the benefit of the story. show more

  • 38
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The heroic irony that was hilarious in Raiders is merely ridiculous here, and the half-tribute/half-parody of the adventure genre is toyed with to threadbare extremes. [23 May 1984] show more

  • 80
    Ian Nathan Empire

    The sustained furore of humour, visual panache and headlong momentum makes for dazzling cinema. show more

  • 70
    Richard Corliss Time

    The new film is more an embellishment than an improvement on the snazzy Raiders. show more

  • 60
    Vincent Canby The New York Times

    Watching it is like spending a day at an amusement park, which is probably what Mr. Spielberg and his associates intended. It moves tirelessly from one ride or attraction to the next, only occasionally taking a minute out for a hot dog, and then going right on to the next unspeakable experience. show more

  • 50
    Jack Kroll Newsweek

    Spielberg has gone to such lengths to avoid boredom that he has leaped squarely into the opposite trap: this movie has such unrelenting action that it jackhammers you into a punch-drunk stupor. This may be the first movie whose audience O.D.'s on action. [4 June 1984, p.78] show more

  • 40
    Todd McCarthy Variety

    Spielberg is such a talented director it’s a shame to see him lose all sense of subtlety and nuance. show more

  • October 15, 2008 Wesley
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    Awesome as usual.

  • August 31, 2008 hunterisgreat10
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    best indy movie ever!!!!!!!!

  • July 11, 2008 moviedirector23
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    this was my least favorite not really entertaing , and it was bad !

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