Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

The first Indiana Jones film takes place in 1936, as our hero finds himself sent to Eqypt on a government mission to locate biblical treasure The Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. The Jewish treasure is said to contain the power of God and, if it fell into the wrong hands (i.e. Hitler’s), would bring doom to the world. In his quest, Indy comes up against rival French archaeologist Rene Belloq (Paul Freeman) but finds more than he bargained for in the vivacious Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), an ex-girlfriend whose talent for trouble rivals his own.

Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, Best Editing, Best Sound Design; Academy Awards 1982
1981Rating: M, Low level violence105 minsUSA
ActionAdventureComedyClassic
Director:
Steven Spielberg ('Jaws', 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind', 'E.T.', 'Jurassic Park ', 'Schindler's List', 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Catch Me If You Can', 'Munich')
Writer:
Lawrence Kasdan
Cast:
Harrison FordKaren AllenJohn Rhys-DaviesPaul FreemanAlfred Molina
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Variety

Variety

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"Raiders of the Lost Ark" is the stuff that raucous Saturday matinees at the local Bijou once were made of, a crackerjack fantasy-adventure that shapes its pulp sensibilities and cliff-hanging serial origins into an exhilarating escapist entertainment.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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"Raiders of the Lost Ark" is an out-of-body experience, a movie of glorious imagination and breakneck speed that grabs you in the first shot, hurtles you through a series of incredible adventures, and deposits you back in reality two hours later -- breathless, dizzy, wrung-out, and with a silly grin on your face. This movie celebrates the stories we spent our adolescence searching for in the pulp adventure magazines, in the novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs, in comics -- even in the movies.

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BBC

BBC

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A timeless classic that will go on captivating youngsters long after Indy's priceless artefacts have crumbled into dust.

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Why would you be reading this instead of watching the movie?!?! You know its a good movie. Now watch it.

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Variety

Variety

press

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" is the stuff that raucous Saturday matinees at the local Bijou once were made of, a crackerjack fantasy-adventure that shapes its pulp sensibilities and cliff-hanging serial origins into an exhilarating escapist entertainment.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" is an out-of-body experience, a movie of glorious imagination and breakneck speed that grabs you in the first shot, hurtles you through a series of incredible adventures, and deposits you back in reality two hours later -- breathless, dizzy, wrung-out, and with a silly grin on your face. This movie celebrates the stories we spent our adolescence searching for in the pulp adventure magazines, in the novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs, in comics -- even in the movies.

4.0
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BBC

BBC

press

A timeless classic that will go on captivating youngsters long after Indy's priceless artefacts have crumbled into dust.

5.0
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Why would you be reading this instead of watching the movie?!?! You know its a good movie. Now watch it.

5.0
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