Notebook Reviews: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

5 out of 5 stars

Steven Spielberg – 1981.

Movies do not get more entertaining than Steven Spielberg‘s Raiders Of The Lost Ark. It’s glorious fun from beginning to end and Harrison Ford is perfect as Indiana Jones, the archeologist caught-up fighting Nazis as they attempt to uncover The Ark Of The Covenant. It’s very plain to see how the role helped solidify Ford’s leading man status – it’s an iconic character (the hat, the whip) with a charismatic performance. 

Produced by the mighty George Lucas, Raiders Of The Lost Ark features wonderful special effects from Industrial Light and Magic, a terrific John Williams score and an incredibly well-written screenplay from Lawrence Kasdan. This is one of the all-time greats – a film where all the elements combine to make an absolute classic.