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2,593 Ratings

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by Steven Spielberg
United States, 1989
Action, Comedy, Adventure


At the beckoning of an art dealer, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones and his research team embark on a search for the Holy Grail. He enters a race against time to find it before the Nazis who are looking to yield its power for eternal life.

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Directed by Steven Spielberg

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1990 | Winner: Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing

1990 | 2 nominations including: Best Music, Original Score

BAFTA Awards

1990 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Golden Globes (USA)

1990 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Hugo Awards

1990 | Winner: Best Dramatic Presentation

What comes through most strongly in The Last Crusade—and what makes it, finally, the sweetest of the films—is its embedded sense of reassurance, visualized by Spielberg as a literal ride into the sunset. I’ve always felt that this final shot was also the end of analogue action movies as we know them.
January 07, 2019
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Where Lucas and Spielberg get into trouble is in the gap between content and execution—between the pulpy material … and the extreme sophistication of the storytelling. Spielberg’s skill at humanizing his characters just enough to draw one in, primarily through the universal nexus of family and childhood, creates a felt reality in which the two-dimensional characters seem out of place.
January 03, 2017
Last Crusade, for all its layered New Testament sorcery, feels most of all as if it’s simply about Ford and Connery starring in a film together.
September 16, 2012
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