Reel Movie Reviews: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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A certain movie about a certain adventurous archaeologist comes out this week. Perhaps you've heard of it: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

While the opinion of critics is unlikely to affect this film's box office take, it's still worth noting their view on Harrison Ford's foray back into the most famous hat and whip combination in the world. To wit:

- In spite of an over reliance on CG, and one too many obvious moments of George Lucas-involved tomfoolery, this is a great piece of studio-produced escapist entertainment... -- Dark Horizons

- One of the most eagerly and long-awaited series follow-ups in screen history delivers the goods -- not those of the still first-rate original, 1981's "Raiders of the Lost Ark," but those of its uneven two successors... -- Variety

The Crystal Skull!

- 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... --  Roger Ebert

- Even with the ponderous dialogue, there is considerable fun, and it's good to see that Indy, though slightly weary, still has the goods... -- USA Today

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Quotes

Indiana Jones: You're not from around here, are you?
Agent Irina Spalko: And 'vere' do you think I am from?
Indiana Jones: Well, judging by the way you're sinking your teeth into those 'wubble-yous', I'd say Eastern Ukraine.

Mutt Williams: I don't understand. Why the legend about the city of gold?
Indiana Jones: Well, the word for 'gold' translates as 'treasure.' But their treasure wasn't gold, it was knowledge. Knowledge was their treasure.