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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

1989 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas Website

Approval Rate: 93%

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    Fri Apr 10 2009

    I know that most people prefer Raiders of the Lost Ark, and some The Temple of Doom, but the Last Crusade is my favorite of the Indiana Jones movies. This is the only one of the three that we had as a kid, so that might have something to do with it. But either way, the addition of Sean Connery as Indy's father is great (even if Connery isn't actually that much older than Ford).

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    Mon Oct 20 2008

    Not this much action since Bobby Brady became a basketball star on Kaplutis

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    Fri Jul 18 2008

    Not as good as the first but much better than the second film in the series. Connery and Ford work very well together.

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    Thu Jul 19 2007

    Nowhere near the original- but Connery and Ford were just fun to watch. . .and the audience laughed out loud when James Bond mentioned that "she talks in her sleep."

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    Thu Jul 19 2007

    Better than the second. Worse than the first. Connery is wasted. Pedestrian.

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    Wed Feb 21 2007

    the best indiana jones flick. so far, anyway. aren't they making a fourth? can't wait to see it.

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    Mon Nov 28 2005

    I'm not a freak about the Indiana Jones series, but I like the movies. The Last Crusade was my favorite (mostly because it was the only one I understood completely. The other I understood, but not like the Last Crusade).

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    Tue Feb 17 2004

    Released in 1989, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade is the third and supposedly final installment of Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones movies. For the uninitiated, Jones, a swashbuckling archeologist (Harrison Ford), is off to find the actual Holy Grail during the 1930's, hoping to find it before the Nazis do. The catch is that his estranged father Dr. Henry Jones (Sean Connery) got the jump on the quest. Along the way through Venice and the Middle East, Indy meets the mysterious and beautiful Dr. Elsa Schneider (Alison Doody), fights rats and Nazis, and must face his long ignored faith in family, ethics and higher powers. Before viewing the film, I was concerned about the casting of Connery as this trilogy is clearly Harrison Ford's baby. I was worried that the screen would not be big enough for another major star; however, the two had great chemistry, and the synergies between the good-hearted, but sometimes naive Jones, Sr. worked well with the hard-nosed son. The rest of the ... Read more

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    Thu Aug 28 2003

    More action pact then the first two and a over all better storythe last crusade is a great conclusion to the trilogy

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    Thu Jul 10 2003

    This movie happens to be one of my all time favorites. I guess it was adding Sean Connery in it that made it better/best. It's action packed. It's fun. It's Indiana Jones! Love it! Harrison Ford is the man! Great storyline.

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    Sun Jun 22 2003

    Just as exiting as the other Indy movies. Loved the special effects and plot!

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    Sun Apr 13 2003

    Definitely a great pick! I loved the addition of Sean Connery as Indiana's father because it injected a bit of humor into the usually-serious storyline. The cast had chemistry, the script had tense and hilarious moments alike, and the adventure was fun, as always with Indiana Jones.

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    Thu Jan 23 2003

    Not quite as good as Raiders, but a definite improvement over the overly dark Temple of Doom. There isn't the real sense of excitement or newness to it as there was in Raiders. He does have a very noble crusade in this one, finding the lost Holy Grail and recovering it before the Nazis get it. It starts out with a neat little segment where River Phoenix plays the young Indiana Jones, and it cleverly explains, among other things, how he got his scar, his fear of snakes, and how he got his famous signature hat. It was very impressive on the theatre screen when it first came out, but like so many other movies, it just doesn't have the same oomph! when you watch it on a t.v. screen.

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    Wed Nov 13 2002

    My absolute favourite of the three. The spark between Harrison Ford and Sean Connery is amazing - the scenes with those two are absolutely hilarious and they do seem like father and son - and the dynamic works. You learn a bit more about Indiana Jones' past (like his real name is Junior and his dogs name was Indiana) and you get to see the more human side to him. they are aiming to get the most prized item in their field - the Holy Grail, but instead of getting it, it brings them closer and they leave the Holy Grail where it is. Fantastic!

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    Wed Oct 30 2002

    I liked this movie a whole lot better than Temple of Doom. I guess it was adding Sean Connery in it that made it more amusing. He was a great addition to the Indy trilogy. It was fun watching that German tank dive to its death while watching that Nazi soldier scream on the way down and bounce when he hit the ground, pretty intense stuff.

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    Thu Apr 05 2001

    The best one in the series. Harrison Ford and Sean Connery are like Batman and Robin in this. I loved when the rats fell through the sewers and started chasing after that villian girl. That was very visually well done.

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    Fri Jan 19 2001

    I'm an Indiana Jones fan. His epsisodes are just always so mysterious and incredible. I especially like how they made history interesting and the way Jones always rescues some beautiful woman.

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    Fri Jan 05 2001

    The final chapter in the Indiana Jones trilogy. This light hearted adventure makes fun for the whole family. Harrison Ford and Sean Connery are great s the father and son heros. It's action packed. It's fun. It's Indiana Jones! Love it!

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    Wed Jan 03 2001

    This is another classic film. I think that like all Indian Jones trilogy, Harrison Ford makes the film. It is an action thriller that makes every American want to become a professor of Archeology and go on thrilling adventures. What really makes them good also is that they are a series.

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    Tue Jan 02 2001

    This movie happens to be one of my all time favorites. A steller cast combined with shere directing and producing brilliance. The amazing cast includes Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, and John Rhys Davies. The dynamic duo of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg make this movie a true classic. My brother and I have probably watched this movie some fifty times.

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    Sat Dec 30 2000

    A great movie that gets more interesting as the movie goes on. Very interesting and appealing. A little too much humor but it's still great.

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    Tue Nov 21 2000

    As always, the Indiana Jones series are great movies. The best was this last movie. It had a good storyline that had a family sense to it(Indiana and his father). That is what I think gave it humor and made it a fun movie to watch. People can relate to it.

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    Tue Nov 21 2000

    I loved the film. It was full of great actors that complimented a great storyline. It was full of edge of your seat action and had a great ending to it. A must see. This is one of the few films that I can watch over and over again.

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    Tue Nov 21 2000

    Harrison Ford and Sean Connery play a father-son team in search of the cup of Christ in the final installment of the Indiana Jones trilogy. The movie moved at a slower pace than I would have liked. Also, the ending left a lot to be desired. But, any movie with a fighting scene on a zeppelin must be good.

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    Mon Nov 20 2000

    This movie was a great ending to the trilogy. The first movie was great because it was the first, but I would have to say that this one is the best.

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    Mon Nov 20 2000

    I liked the movie because it was a great adventure! Every minute is good, especially when he finds the holy grail.

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    Fri Nov 17 2000

    Harrison Ford and Sean Connery star in this heavily stereotyped fairy tale about a race to find the holy grail before it falls into Nazi hands. It sounds implausible but it(the plot) works well enough for Ford and Connery, who bicker good naturedly throughout the film. Ford is befuddled, as he is in every movie he stars in. Good acting, effects and attention to detail make this a good movie to see.

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    Mon Nov 13 2000

    I think this was the best one of the series. Sean Connery was great in it. The end is great when he has to go through the temple thing with all the obstacles, and then he picks the right cup. The writing of these movies is so good- Harrison Ford is the man!

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    Fri Oct 27 2000

    There were several chracteristics that made this an excellent movie. First, it had a good blend of humor, second, the action sequences were mild enough for all audiences, and third, the language was controlled.

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    Wed Oct 11 2000

    Instant classic. The film had a great cast (Sean Connery and Harrison Ford). The story was very well written. This film will be watched for decades.

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    Tue Aug 08 2000

    Ford it the best...

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    Tue Jun 20 2000

    Without question, the second best of the Indiana Jones trilogy. Raiders of the Lost Ark is the clear #1, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is definitely in the basement (don't get me started on the countless problems with that movie). Sean Connery is kind of funny as Indy's dad, although after James Bond it's hard to take him seriously as a bumbling bookworm. The story is pretty good, the acting is OK, and the Indiana Jones character is as likeable as ever, but the magic of Raiders of the Lost Ark just isn't there.

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    Fri Jan 21 2000

    I'm not exactly sure, but I think this is the one with his father. It was awesome! Extremely funny, especiall when they found out that they slept with the same woman.

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    Mon Dec 27 1999

    I loved the Indiana Jones' movies. They were all great action, adventure, and were funny.

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    Tue Nov 30 1999

    It's one of those movies that has everything that actually predates TITANIC

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    Wed Nov 24 1999

    Harrison Ford is the best.