Originally Posted by 97blkpny
Its getting terrible reviews, but I will still see it even if it sucks.
Ty Burr "...grand old-school fun..." more... B
Roger Ebert "I can say that if you liked the other Indiana Jones movies, you will like this one, and that if you did not, there is no talking to you." more... A-
Matt Pais "...highly enjoyable if somewhat unsurprising..." more... B+
Lisa Schwarzbaum "The movie's legacy may simply be the melee that ensues when Spielberg cracks the whip and moviegoers scurry for tickets." more... B-
Christopher Null "I guess the best recommendation I can ultimately offer is this: As I write this review two days after the screening, I'm still humming the theme song." more... B
Los Angeles Times
Kenneth Turan "...avoids being an anticlimax and is entertaining in its own right." more... B
New York Post
Lou Lumenick "...often thrilling, sometimes charming, occasionally clunky family entertainment..." more... B
Peter Travers "...hit-and-miss..." more... B-
William Arnold "...quite good." more... A-
Claudia Puig "...even with the ponderous dialogue, it's hard not to have fun on this adventure..." more... B-
By Michael Sragow | Sun Movie Critic
May 22, 2008 Once again, the Indiana Jones series is the rare franchise that treasures knowledge and embraces the unknown. B+
Despite some things that make you go "hmmm" with the translucent stick extraterrestrials plot, this is the real Indiana Jones deal. The spirit is spot on and Hollywood this time has fantastically exhumed its venerated roots.
Has the perfect amounts of camp, humor, danger, action and swashbuckling (lots of swashbuckling) to keep everyone in the audience entertained.
Fortunately, a smart script and great set pieces make this tale of Soviet spies, weird artifacts and a lost city a worthy capstone to the series.
t's romantic manliness at its purest, almost but not quite schmaltz, ideally calculated to please true believers and ironic snorters at once.
Even as the movie occasionally trips over its nostalgias, it's still a likable, if unremarkable, entertainment, a pleasant echo of past delights.
New York Daily
ndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is entertaining, inventive and old-fashioned in the best way.
Yahoo Users - B+
Rotten Tomatoes - 7.1 out of 10 80%
Movies.com j- B+