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Title: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Length: 127 minutes
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Jeffrey Boam; story by George Lucas & Menno Meyjes; characters by Lucas & Philip Kaufman
Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott, Alison Doody, John Rhys-Davies, Julian Glover
Music: John Williams
Distinctions: Oscar for Best Sound Effects Editing; Oscar nominations for Best Score and Best Sound; currently #106 on IMDb’s Top 250
How I saw it: on video several times (have on DVD), most recently yesterday
Synopsis: Indiana Jones’ father disappears while searching for the holy grail.
Concept: Good. Old-school adventure story, drawing on elements that made Raiders of the Lost Ark great.
Story: Good. The plot is largely just an excuse for action sequences, but it’s tightly written and delivers everything the audience wants.
Pacing: Okay. A few scenes have a kind of weird rhythm, but the movie as a whole moves quickly.
Special effects/design: Good. The creature effects at the end are pretty lame, but the movie has a great look to it in general.
Music: Okay. There are some bits I like, but Williams doesn’t really take advantage of his classic theme music.
Subjective Rating: 8/10. Always good for an entertaining couple of hours.
Objective Rating: 10/10 3/4 (Good).