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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!! They are not made like this any more!
Great movie with an excellent cast! Movie was received promptly and packaged nicely!
They dont make them like this any more!
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3.0 out of 5 stars WEAKEST OF THE INDY MOVIES
This Indy movie was weak--not much of an action film but more of a comedy. If anything, though, see it. HF is good, so is Connery. But you just might get sick at the fact Indy and his Dad were with the same woman.
Published on July 15 1999

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5.0 out of 5 stars Last Crusade evokes the fun spirit of Raiders....., Nov. 28 2003
Alex Diaz-Granados "fardreaming writer" (Miami, FL United States) - See all my reviews
After having taken a definitively dark turn in 1984's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, director Steven Spielberg and executive producer George Lucas decided that the third installment of the series should be thrilling, lighter in tone and more upbeat and humorous. In other words, they wanted to recreate the Saturday-matinee serial fun of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Lucas, Menno Meyjes and screenwriter Jeffrey Boam wrote a story that once again sent the archaeologist/adventurer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) on the quest for another legendary artifact -- the Holy Grail. And to avoid the inevitable "ho hum, been there, done that" syndrome that sequels often suffer from, they decided to include a father-son dynamic to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade by casting Sean Connery as Professor Henry Jones.
Although Last Crusade follows the basic structure -- borrowed from the James Bond series -- of the other movies by starting the film with the end of a previous adventure before introducing the main storyline, the film tweaks the formula by showing us Indy's first big 1912 Utah, when the future archaeology professor is a Boy Scout (literally) living with his widowed father, Henry Jones. While on a Boy Scouting sojourn in the mountainous desert, young Indy (River Phoenix) wanders into a cave and sees a group of ruffians pilfering the long-lost Cross of Coronado. "That cross is an important artifact," Indy says to a fellow Boy Scout. "It belongs in a museum." Indy sends his friend for help, steals the Cross of Coronado from the ruffians, but ends up being chased as he attempts to escape on foot, horseback and even a circus train. (One of the best scenes in the series: the handsome rogue who was hired to find the Cross by the collector known in the credits as "Panama Hat" tells Indy, "You lost today, kid. But that doesn't mean you have to like it." And in a show of admiration for the kid's spunk and courage, takes off his hat and places it on Indy's head. Spielberg holds the camera on the hat, and in the blink of an eye, we flash forward 26 years and to the conclusion of Indy's search for the Cross of Coronado.)
After this exciting prologue, The Last Crusade gets underway when American millionaire Walter Donovan (The Empire Strikes Back's Julian Glover) commissions Indy to find the missing leader (and his important papers) of Donovan's Holy Grail recovery team. Several clues have been found near Ankara, clues that might lead to the location of the legendary cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper -- a cup that also caught some of His blood at the Crucifixion. But when Indy temporizes, Donovan tells him the identity of the missing team leader...and our favorite archaeologist/adventurer starts out on yet another globe-trotting trek to chase an ancient treasure.
Soon, Indiana Jones, his friend and boss Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott), Elsa Schneider (Allison Doody) -- a young, sexy Austrian archaeologist who works for Donovan -- and Indy's friend Sallah (John Rhys-Davies) set off on a quest to find the legendary Grail.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, with its crisp script, thrilling music by John Williams, fine directing by Spielberg and a convincing chemistry between Ford and Connery, is one of the best action films made in the 1980s, and its recent release on DVD proves that it, like the other films in the series, has aged well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Magnificent Return to What Had Been, Nov. 21 2003
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After the dismal Temple of Doom, I hoped the next Indiana Jones movie would somehow get the story back on track. I hoped for three dimensional characters, a decent storyline, not one wild chase after another. I am pleased to say Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was that, and a lot more!
Indiana Jones must go to Europe to find his estranged father, played by the great Sean Connery. As fate has it, he finds himself drawn into his father's obsessive quest for the mythical Holy Grail, complete with nazis, femme fatales, and everything else that made the first film a hit.
Forget the second one, people, THIS is the true sequel.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A third film rounds out the series, Nov. 15 2003
Another exception to the sequel rule. This is a good movie. Fun to watch. Great plot, great performances. Well worth your time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sean Connery Shines, Nov. 12 2003
This movie is far superior to The Temple of Doom but falls far short of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Sean Connery is wonderful as Indy's father and it appeared that the makers of this film tried to repackage what they could from the first film. The Nazis are back as the villians and this time instead of the Ark of the Covennant, Indy is after another religious relic; The Holy Grail. (Funny but I remember Monty Python looking for the same thing).
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5.0 out of 5 stars with Ford and Connery in this puppy, its sure to be good, Oct. 29 2003
Michael Bolts (superior, wiusa) - See all my reviews
this one is great, the third installment in the series with more action and comedy that blend in good. the end is awesome with the holy dude and the grail, seems like Indy beat the Pythons to the punch, haha. the parts where Connery and Ford bicker are great.enjoy this classic and if you think Spielberg is a crappy director then you should be hung by the testicales
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another example...., Oct. 16 2003
Photoscribe "semi-renaissance man" (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA) - See all my reviews
...Of a sequel being better than the initial movie of a franchise. "Last Crusade" finishes, (for the nonce,) the trilogy that started with the wildly overrated "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and was continued by the much more promising "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom". Both sequels are far more entertaining than the original.
It's exactly like the "Batman" franchise....the first one being hyped like crazy as being from the director of a successful previous movie, with the promise of eye-popping special effects and spectacular action, and the succeeding sequels being MUCH fact, offering all the action, humor and thrills that "Raiders" was purported to have!
I was GREATLY disappointed when I first saw "Raiders" and wondered what all the fuss was about. Then I saw "Temple of Doom" and I was hooked! "Last Crusade" continues this new tradition, with the added fillip of having the great Sean Connery playing Indiana's father, Henry.
Cinematography is top notch. Comedy is evident in just about every scene, and, as usual, there's a thrill-a-minute action sequence waiting to start just as one finishes. It's obvious that Spielberg, again, didn't so much direct this movie as tell the gaffers where to aim the lights....the hand of Lucas is everywhere. Again..there's the formula of older hero, younger hero and a feisty love interest. Evil, mystical forces in evidence as the basis for the plot....just like in the Star Wars movies. There are even two HUMAN sidekicks to take the place of droids R2D2 and C3PO....Sullah and Marcus Brody!
However, the screenplay offers some very wry dialogue, especially between Indy and his dad...and there is some excellent acting, particularly from Julian Glover and Allison Doody. There are some ingenious scenes involving Connery and Indy BEYOND just the dialogue, too. However, the big disappointment comes at the end, when Indy finally encounters the Knight that guards the Holy Grail. This part looks like it was ripped out of another movie, like "Excalibur" or "Camelot", and doesn't quite jibe with the rest of the film. It also kind of drags this otherwise good film back to the childish "gee whiz" level of the first Indy movie.
Indy's brief is to find the Holy Grail for Donovan, played by Glover, since the original archeaologist they hired to find it got lost. This person was Indy's estranged dad, played by Connery. On his way to do the assignment, he runs into Allison Doody, playing Dr. Elsie Schneider, who had worked with his dad on the project. He eventually finds out that SHE'S in league with the Nazis and, after a night together with her, before he finds THAT out, he finds out that his dad has ALSO had her, which makes for some nice Freudian confrontations between the two. After this is revealed...the real hijinx start in earnest!
I enjoyed this movie like I've enjoyed no other flick with Spielbuck's name on's so obvious that he wasn't the ONLY name involved, however!
Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the Jones flicks., Oct. 15 2003
My personal favorite of the series, this is the most consistently entertaining of the bunch (which says a LOT). Except for the climactic tank chase, none of the action here really surpases what was accomplished in Temple of Doom in terms of sheer thrills (though a motorcycle chase and zeppelin battle come close), but that's okay. The point of The Last Crusade is that it intends to be a more mature and character-oriented addition to the trilogy, thanks to the addition of Sean Connery, who makes a wonderful dramatic and comedic duo with Harrison Ford. Ford, in particular, delivers the best and most difficult performance of his career. Difficult, you say, but he's just reprising a role he's played twice before, right? True, but this time he has to craft Jones as a character with his own flaws and demons (exemplified by his strained relationship with his father) while still maintaining the larger-than-life action heroics. He pulls it off with flying colors.
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1.0 out of 5 stars No way, Oct. 9 2003
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Awful. The nadir of this muck is that scene, when they eat some 'exotic' food, the monkey brains, for example. Vacuous.
Steven Spielberg is a talented director, who made many bad films.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!, Oct. 2 2003
I like this movie because it's absolutely cool. I got this along with Raiders Of The Lost Ark, and Temple Of Doom. The action in these movies is excellent. This movie is right up there along with the other two. I highly recommend all of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What is the format ?, Aug. 8 2003
I'd like to know if this movie is in 1.85:1, 2.40:1 or 2.55:1.
I know it may look stupid, but I'd like to know.. so please answer :).
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