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Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
7.23 /10
Harrison Ford , Sean Connery , Denholm Elliott
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Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Jeffrey Boam, from a story by George Lucas, Menno Meyjes

Released: 1989
Origin: US
Length: 127


Archaeologist (Harrison Ford, pictured right) searches for father (Sean Connery, left) kidnapped by Nazis while hunting Holy Grail.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Inevitably, this third in a series lacks the freshness of the first, Raiders of the Lost Ark, but director Spielberg shows a surer touch than he did on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; and there's wit even in the action sequences. This time, Spielberg makes proper use of Denholm Elliott's comic gifts; and Harrison Ford succeeds in the difficult task of sending up the genre, while playing his own character for real. "Nazis!" he snarls. "I hate these guys!" The principal delight, though, is Sean Connery as Jones's bookish father: a performance which brings humanity to what might otherwise have been a coldly mechanical exercise. It won an Oscar for sound effects editing, and was nominated for best score and sound.

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