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Genres Adventure Action
Running Time 122 min
MPAA rating PG-13 (Adult Situations, Violence)
Release Date May 22, 2008
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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.

Harrison Ford Indiana Jones
Cate Blanchett Irina Spalko
Shia La Beouf Mutt Williams
Karen Allen Marion Ravenwood
Ray Winstone Mac
John Hurt Prof. Oxley
Jim Broadbent Dean Charles Stanforth
Igor Jijikine Col. Dovchenko

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Aug 11, 2008 - livelaughlove21 on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
good, better than the others

Jul 06, 2008 - gustavo on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Not bad. Not great. Good enough for a peek.

I'll say it right up front. I hated "Temple of Doom". I was only lukewarm on "Lost Crusade". Until Indy IV came out, I considered there to be only one good Indy movie: the first one.

"Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" is silly but fun. If you can believe Indiana Jones can survive his visit to that quiet little Nevada town and not one, not two, not three, but four plunges down progressively taller waterfalls, you can believe anything. Including the ridiculous story of this movie.

Ridiculous it may be, but it is also a pretty good way to spend a couple of hours on a hot afternoon. Harrison Ford may be old but he still has some moves left in him. Shia Lebeouf has a peculiar name but I think he's one of the better young actors to emerge in recent years. It's great to see Karen Allen in an Indy movie (you dork, Spielberg! why did you ever cast the screamalicious Kate Capshaw in that second film?!). And Cate Blanchett chews the scenery with the best of them.

Ludicrous but entertaining.

Jun 21, 2008 - Shoon on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
One of the worst movies

American movies intend to consider less serious about nuclear blast due to stupid education by US government.
After tree cutter was destroyed, high speed car chase in jungle. What was point that they had a tree cutter?
Even if you have never driven a Jeep in real off road in woods, you would understand that that driving is tatally BS.
There are so many things that did not make any sense. Someone who does not understand real common sense might be able to enjoy it.

(no rating) Jun 21, 2008 - wizrthnu on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Save Your $$

Indy is too old, the ladies are unappealing, and the "young" Indy is a dumb kid. The storyline is confusing, all the actors seem like they are reading their lines, none of the acting or adventure scenes "draw" you into the movie. This would have bee a "walk out' for me and my wife, but we each thought the other was enjoying it. Indianna Jones should have remained retired.

Jun 17, 2008 - DoxieLover on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Great Indy Movie

I was glad to see how they worked his age into the movie. Of course they go on the "scavanger hunt" that is what Indy does, isn't it? Overall my husband & I really enjoyed it. Didn't even bother me it lasted exactly 2 hours.

Jun 16, 2008 - Abc Abcwebd on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Speilberg Keeps Making Great Movies

Before I saw the latest Indiana Jones movie, I herd a lot of complaints about it. This is to be expected as, it seems movies in series (aspecially favorets) are berated upon their releases, as their expectations are set so very high. However, Inidana Jones was by no means a let down for me! This movie is crisper (newer) that others, but maintains that same Indy magic! Great Job guys!

Jun 11, 2008 - seekandsee on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I was pleasantly surprised at the new edition to the Indiana Jones series. Most sequels lately have really been worthless, but Harrison Ford pulled it off. I was nice to see Karen Allen back to revive her original role.

(no rating) Jun 08, 2008 - KennyP on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Review by KennyP

Please read as I promise not to give the movie away!

Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, and Shia Labouf. If you loved the other Indiana Jones movies you have to see this one. If you haven’t seen the others or at least the last one (“Last Crusade”) then you may be just a little lost. Spielberg did however do a good job at letting the movie explain most of the references to the last movie(s) and it can stand on it’s own. Here is my review. While not as good as the first movie it is definitely worth seeing. Highs include an original storyline, Spielberg’s ability to continue to surprise you and lots of action. If you have seen the other Jones movies you will catch just a little bit of each one and Spielberg’s movie “E.T.” all tied into this movie. It was actually great and not a remake. Now my lows; they include mediocre acting at the beginning of the movie (Lines sounded too much like they were read but thankfully this didn’t last long). I couldn’t believe it either but I must wonder how many times they re-took those scenes and still couldn’t get it right!), just a little too much computer animation, and too many unrealistic stunts in the chase scenes (I mean this is Indiana Jones not Superman!). What happened to Indiana’s friends and family through the years are also explained. You won’t be disappointed with the ending both as it ties everything together and leaves the possibility that Shia Labouf may one day be the new “Indiana Jones”. I do believe this will be Harrison Ford’s last appearance as Indiana Jones and they weren’t shy about the fact that he is getting old. On a scale from A to (F)lop I would say this is a B+. If you are an Indiana Jones fan then you must go see it!

Jun 01, 2008 - jibble on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I would see any mega-budget Spielberg/Lucas film for the record, just for the effects/action... Excellent movie, although i felt like they stretched it a little bit with the whole ending thing. I understand Indy movies go beyond reality a shade, but come on! That disappointed me when i was pretty content during the rest of the movie.

I like what cnapoli mentioned about the old school ILM style effects, miniatures and model builders, that really would have been great!

May 30, 2008 - cnapoli on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Not that bad

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, or IJATKOTCS, for short is a pretty decent Summer movie, and definitely continues in the same vein as the previous Indiana Jones films. But where the first three films dealt with mystical and religious artifacts, this one deals with the potential of Earth being visited and culture influenced by ancient Alien visitors.

I could dig this new aspect, but the movie did fall a little short, it was more like Indiana Jones meets the "X-Files" or "Stargate SG-1". Not that this is a bad thing, just different.

I liked seeing Indiana Jones living in the 1950s, right in the middle of the Cold War and our country's paranoia about Communist infiltration and our race to beat the Red Menace. So, the bad guys are Soviets, not Nazis this time around.

Soviets are not nearly as scary as Nazis. The USSR was more of a competitor with the US; it had an opposing ideology, it wasn't quite evil. But the Nazis...they were just pure evil and hell-bent on ruling the world. And they might have gotten away with it if it wasn't for Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The Russians though, they're just an "also ran". I never felt any risk or true danger. The Russians were an enemy we could beat intellectually and through technology. The Nazis had to be beat by might and fierce determination.

I think I would have dug this movie more if they played up the cheesiness of the 1950s, but maybe Lucas and Spielberg didn't to avoid comparisons to Spielberg's "Back to the Future" movies.

I also would have loved it if, instead of using modern CG special effects,they kicked it old school and brought back the miniatures & model builders and matte painters ILM built its foundation on. Then the movie would have just been perfect.

Anyway IJATKOTCS (that doesn't quite roll off the tongue like T2 or AVP does) is worth seeing. Its full of plenty of Easter Eggs for fans of the entire Indiana Jones universe (including the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles) and is a great popcorn movie. Just don't take it too seriously.

May 29, 2008 - Cprettyleaf on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones still great!

I have seen the three old Indy's numerous times and what I really liked about this new one was that is was just as cheesy as the rest but still less cheesy than "Temple of Doom"

There is lots of dramatic actions scenes just like in the classic Indy films but what kind of surprised me is that they took this one a little more seriously than the previous three. I was kinda hoping they were going to go full on cheese but it was still good.

Harrison Ford is still awesome but you can't help but notice that Shia LaBeouf also gave a stellar performance and really made yo believe that he was Indy's kid with this spirit.

I really liked this movie but for some people this might be over the top in what they expected in an Indian Jones film but really what do you expect every Indiana films forces you to suspend disbelief just because this one seems some what more far fetched to people that the last three does not make it a bad movie. get over it and go and enjoy what could be the last Indiana Jones film ever!

May 29, 2008 - AnDroo.Napoli on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones of the Third Kind.

I liked Indiana Jones, then i hated it, because I had been force fed "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" about a billion times on various TV channels thorughout my life. Why just that one and never either of the other two is beyond me... I went to see it with a bunch of friends on a full moon or something... They all hated it. Going off on the stuff that has made the Indiana Jones Franchise so powerful. I really don't know I guess they thought that it was a more serious series or something. Maybe having said series spread out over 100 years was a bit too much for those that saw Indy through adolecent eyes and are now seeing him wiht more jaded sensibilities. Personally I had a good time. I was EXTREMELY suprised at how well it integrated with the other two even after some of the more massive plot twists and major franchise overhauls. Lucas/Spielberg did an exceptional job on some major changes whith dropping highlights an homages around those changes to make the fans realise that these changes are in fact in series, and that Indy is a grown up now, and couldn't bee the adventurer he always was forever.

Mud... Man I really don't know what to make of Indy's "could be" successor. He's got the insticts of Indy, and the fearlessness and sense of adventure, but like his name suggests, he's "Mud"... However, they gave Mud enough sense and sharp wit that he coudl easily "grow up".

All in all, it was a good ending to the series. A very good ending. It could very well be an exceptional beginning, but that depends on how the lead grows up...

only 3.5 stars, because even after all that's said and done. I wasn't really a fan of the series as a while to begin with. I did like it, but it wasn't my 'thing'.

May 28, 2008 - allie on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indy Needs Geritol

Special effects were enjoyable, the plot line predictable, and Indy's hat still plays a key (though silent) character in this 4th installment of the Indiana Jones franchise.

Worth seeing on the big screen, but make it a matinee.

May 27, 2008 - Sylar on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Russians are the new Nazis!

They're very good for the part too. Not just any kind of Russians, either - crazy para-psychic scientist type Russians, of course! What else would Indie get himself wrapped up in?

Seriously, if you want an overdose of over-the-top action sequences, this is the movie for you. Also, Indie the Second makes his debut! No movie is complete without a fencing sequence where each fighter is standing on a different vehicle traveling at high speed through a jungle...

(no rating) May 27, 2008 - specialk831312 on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
An Awesome Classic Movie Made Better

As a person who has seen every Indian Jones film, I have to say that my favorite is the temple of doom. But I must say this one gave “TOD” a run for its money. With its redesigned shooting and blue screen techniques I would say well done. Also the action sequence is something new, I must say that the whole time I was on the edge of my seat; not knowing what’s going to happen next. Ok in fear of giving the movie away in excitement I will say It is defiantly something for all ages and a must see.

May 26, 2008 - undyingforgiven on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
A Good Movie

So I had big expections for this movie and it certaintly did deliever. Let me start off by saying that I am a big Indy fan and I am only 19. My mom showed me the movies when I was about 12 and I loved them. So for this movie I was really expecting something big. Now the movie wasn't something that totally blew me away, but it was still money well spent. The movie has many humorous scenes and action. Altough, the movie does lag at some points. All in all if you are trying to decide whether or not to see it just go ahead and see it. If you can't spare your precious 8 dollars go to an early show for cheep.

(no rating) May 25, 2008 - marthatx244 on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I'm not sure what the critics were expecting, but Indiana Jones fans will not be disappointed in the lastest addition to the series. I loved it!

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May 25, 2008 - pobrien on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
A classic Indiana Jones film!

Masterfully maintains the Jones tradition with humor, mystery, and unbelievable action! If you were a fan of the first few, you'll love Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. If you couldn't suspend logic and enjoy the ride from the first Indiana Jones films, well, there is just no dealing with you. My ONLY complaint is that the extensive use a digital (an active decision by Spielberg) still comes across as fake compared to the quality of shots filmed on location. Sure, ILM skills are spectacular and the only way to create the fantastic scenes in the movie but they haven't perfected it such that some scenes aren't obviously digital. Go early to wait in line and buy tickets to save time.

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