Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Movie Review

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

1984 | Action, Adventure
118 minutes /

User Score: 71/100

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Review


After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

The second of the George Lucas/Steven Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1984). After a brief brouhaha involving a precious vial and a wild ride down a raging Himalyan river, Indy (Harrison Ford) gets down to the problem at hand: retrieving a precious gem and several kidnapped young boys on behalf of a remote East Indian village. His companions this time around include a dimbulbed, easily frightened nightclub chanteuse (Kate Capshaw), and a feisty 12-year-old kid named Short Round (Quan Ke Huy). Throughout, the plot takes second place to the thrills, which include a harrowing rollercoaster ride in an abandoned mineshaft and Indy’s rescue of the heroine from a ritual sacrifice. There are also a couple of cute references to Raiders of the Lost Ark, notably a funny variation of Indy’s shooting of the Sherpa warrior.

About Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Title: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Original Title: Indiana Jones 2, Indy II, Raiders 2, The Temple of Doom
Year: 1984
Runtime: 118 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Action, Adventure
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.55/5 stars from 7 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 7
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Harrison Ford, Pat Roach, Philip Tan, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Philip Stone, Akio Mitamura, George Lucas, Michael Yama, Gaynor Martine, Arjun Pandher, Elaine Gough, Dickey Beer, Kate Capshaw, Ruby de Mel, Zia Gelani, Sue Hadleigh, Sidney Ganis, Jonathan Ke Quan, Denavaka Hamine, Debbie Astell, Sarah-Jane Hassell, Amrish Puri, Iranganie Serasinghe, Maureen Bacchus, Samantha Hughes, Anthony Powell, Roshan Seth, Dharshana Panangala
Writers: Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz, George Lucas
Director: Steven Spielberg

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