Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah, and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the power of eternal life.
Jay Boyar Though Last Crusade lacks the novelty of Raiders (and, by the way, the flat-out breathless pacing of Temple of Doom), it's an entertaining capper to the trilogy.
Joseph McBride What was conceived as a child's dream of a Saturday matinee serial has evolved into a moving excursion into religious myth.
Jonathan Rosenbaum The fast pace and force-fed wisecracks are as seamless as ever, but rarely has audience laughter sounded as hollow.
Geoff Andrew Jeffrey Boam's script dabbles with themes of neglect and reconciliation, but there's nothing ponderous about the duo's near death scrapes and light-hearted tussels over the same blonde Fraulein.
Desson Thomson You want Adventure? Thrills? How about Rats?
Hal Hinson The final section, in which Indy must claim the Grail and save his father's life, is imbued with a turgid, pop-mystical tone.