Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989)

STEVEN SPIELBERG

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

USA, 1989.  Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm.  Story by , , Screenplay by , based on characters created by George Lucas, .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1989.  Golden Globe Awards 1989.  

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) indulges a very willing audience in an old-fashioned adventure that is full of mystery, exoticism and full-throttle excitement. He is commissioned by a religious art collector to travel to Venice and discover a missing, ancient tablet that has information as to the whereabouts of the Holy Grail, the cup Christ drank from at the Last Supper. Jones thinks this will be a simple search-and-recover mission, not realizing that he’s actually only at the beginning of a vortex of complicated characters and treacherous situations. The delightful arrival of his patronizing father (Sean Connery) and a sexy research assistant () only makes the experience more fun. Great visual effects and some extremely creepy scenes make for one of Steven Spielberg’s most indulgently pleasant entertainment experiences.

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