• Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

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Release Date: May 22nd, 2008

DVD Release Date: October 14th, 2008

PG-13|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
It's the height of the Cold War, and famous archaeologist Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), returning from his latest adventure, finds out his job at Marshall College is in jeopardy. He meets Mutt (Shia La Beouf), a young man who wants Indy to help him find the legendary Crystal Skull of Akator, and the pair set out for Peru. However, deadly agent Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett) is searching for the powerful artifact, too, because the Soviets believe it can help them conquer the world.

Cast: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent, Igor Jijikine

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Action, Adventure

Production Co: Lucasfilm Ltd.

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

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

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