Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

1981 • 115 minutes
4.3
1.96K reviews
95%
Tomatometer
13
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Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle in 1936, running a booby-trapped gauntlet (complete with an over-sized rolling boulder) to fetch a solid-gold idol. He loses this artifact to his chief rival, a French archeologist named Belloq (Paul Freeman), who then prepares to kill our hero. In the first of many serial-like escapes, Indy eludes Belloq by hopping into a convenient plane. So, then: is Indiana Jones afraid of anything? Yes, snakes. The next time we see Jones, he's a soft-spoken, bespectacled professor. He is then summoned from his ivy-covered environs by Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott) to find the long-lost Ark of the Covenant. The Nazis, it seems, are already searching for the Ark, which the mystical-minded Hitler hopes to use to make his stormtroopers invincible. But to find the Ark, Indy must first secure a medallion kept under the protection of Indy's old friend Abner Ravenwood, whose daughter, Marion (Karen Allen), evidently has a "history" with Jones. Whatever their personal differences, Indy and Marion become partners in one action-packed adventure after another, ranging from wandering the snake pits of the Well of Souls to surviving the pyrotechnic unearthing of the sacred Ark. A joint project of Hollywood prodigies George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, with a script co-written by Lawrence Kasdan and Philip Kaufman, among others, Raiders of the Lost Ark is not so much a movie as a 115-minute thrill ride. Costing 22 million dollars (nearly three times the original estimate), Raiders of the Lost Ark reaped 200 million dollars during its first run. It was followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1985) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), as well as a short-lived TV-series "prequel."

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4.3
1.96K reviews
Junniel Savellon
June 10, 2020
My Father love this movie and the 2nd and 3rd sequel but he not make it to see the 4th Indiana Jones in 2008 where Indy and his love interest Marion reunited again but this time with his unexpected Son.
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Intana Wati
January 16, 2017
Gerald Jones, Seorang Polisi Pembunuh Memasang Satu Bom Untuk Mencari Pelaku Siapa Seseorang Yang Membunuh Adiknyal 21 Tahun Yang Lalu Dan Setelah Rahasianya Sebagai Pembunuh Terbongkar Bom Tersebut Meledak Pada Pukul 17.23 Apakah Diri Gerald Jones Selamat Saksikan TO GO ARMY Besok Malam Pukul 20.00
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Julija Pavlin Vodušek
July 28, 2015
I watch this movie a hundred times, indiana jones is cool, but i cant understand, why is to buy. Whatever its good movie
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