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=== Reception ===
 
=== Reception ===
 
==== Critical reception ====
 
==== Critical reception ====
George Lucas anticipated negative fan reaction, saying "We're not gonna have adoring fans sending us e-mails saying how much they loved the movie. We're gonna have a bunch of angry people saying, 'You're a bunch of assholes, you should never have done this. You've ruined my life forever.".<ref>[http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/lucas%20fears%20indiana%20jones%20backlash_1066137]</ref> Several people close to the franchise were given advance screenings of the film, including [[Sean Patrick Flanery]], who felt "It's the same vibe, the same feel. They didn't miss a beat. People are going to love it. It's what everybody's been waiting for."<ref>[http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/05/film.indianajones.ap/index.html "Real " Indiana Jones]</ref>
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George Lucas anticipates negative fan reaction, saying "We're not gonna have adoring fans sending us e-mails saying how much they loved the movie. We're gonna have a bunch of angry people saying, 'You're a bunch of assholes, you should never have done this. You've ruined my life forever.".<ref>[http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/lucas%20fears%20indiana%20jones%20backlash_1066137]</ref> Several people close to the franchise were given advance screenings of the film, including [[Sean Patrick Flanery]], who felt "It's the same vibe, the same feel. They didn't miss a beat. People are going to love it. It's what everybody's been waiting for."<ref>[http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/05/film.indianajones.ap/index.html "Real " Indiana Jones]</ref>
   
 
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The film's world premiere at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival was preceded by some negative signs but many positive remarks and a 3 minute standing ovation; several early internet reviews had been critical of the film, and the last blockbuster to premiere at Cannes, the 2006 film ''The Da Vinci Code'', was panned by critics.<ref>{{cite news |first=Dalya |last=Alberge |title=Indiana Jones’s toughest task – facing the Cannes snake-pit |url=http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/cannes/article3949817.ece |publisher=The Times |date=2008-05-17 |accessdate=2008-05-18}}</ref> However, the press preview before the nighttime premiere was described as receiving "mixed reviews" by Agence France-Presse,<ref>{{cite news |title=Indiana Jones survives most perilous quest at Cannes |url=http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iZD0Pi1MNEYflhN8eWVZn7KVaRiQ |publisher=AFP |date=2008-05-18 |accessdate=2008-05-18|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20080609033522/http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iZD0Pi1MNEYflhN8eWVZn7KVaRiQ|archivedate=2008-06-09}}</ref> and Reuters described early online reviews as "mostly positive".<ref>{{cite news |first=Mike |last=Collett-White |title=Critics cheer return of Indiana Jones in new film |url=http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSELK76198620080518 |publisher=Reuters |date=2008-05-18 |accessdate=2008-05-18}}</ref>
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The film's world premiere at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival was preceded by some negative signs but many positive remarks and a 3 minute standing ovation; several early internet reviews had been critical of the film, and the last blockbuster to premiere at Cannes, the 2006 film ''The Da Vinci Code'', was panned by critics.<ref>{{cite news |first=Dalya |last=Alberge |title=Indiana Jones’s toughest task – facing the Cannes snake-pit |url=http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/cannes/article3949817.ece |publisher=The Times |date=2008-05-17 |accessdate=2008-05-18}}</ref> However, the press preview before the nighttime premiere was described as receiving "mixed reviews" by Agence France-Presse,<ref>{{cite news |title=Indiana Jones survives most perilous quest at Cannes |url=http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iZD0Pi1MNEYflhN8eWVZn7KVaRiQ |publisher=AFP |date=2008-05-18 |accessdate=2008-05-18|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20080609033522/http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iZD0Pi1MNEYflhN8eWVZn7KVaRiQ|archivedate=2008-06-09}}</ref> and Reuters described early online reviews as "mostly positive".<ref>{{cite news |first=Mike |last=Collett-White |title=Critics cheer return of Indiana Jones in new film |url=http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSELK76198620080518 |publisher=Reuters |date=2008-05-18 |accessdate=2008-05-18}}</ref>
   
 
The film has received generally positive reviews from film critics.<ref name="meta">{{cite web | url= http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/indianajones4 | title=Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008): Reviews | publisher=Metacritic | accessdate=2008-05-21 }}</ref> As of November 1, 2017, ''Rotten Tomatoes'' reported that 77% of critics had given the film positive write-ups, based on 261 reviews, with a 53% rating of audience score and a 69% rating from selected notable critics. The site's critical consensus reads, "Though the plot elements are certainly familiar, ''Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'' still delivers the thrills and [[Harrison Ford]]'s return in the [[Indiana Jones|title role]] is more than welcome".<ref>{{cite web | url= https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/indiana_jones_and_the_kingdom_of_the_crystal_skull/ | title=Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) | publisher=Rotten Tomatoes | accessdate=2017-11-1}}</ref> At ''Metacritic'', which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received an average score of 67, based on 35 reviews.<ref name="meta"/> Yahoo! estimated an average rating of B from 15 reviews.<ref>{{cite web | url= http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808404510/critic | title=Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008): Reviews | publisher=Yahoo | accessdate=2008-05-22}}</ref> Roger Ebert gave the film 3.5 stars out of 4, stating that "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."<ref>{{cite news | author = Roger Ebert | title = Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull | date = [[2008-05-18]] | url = http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080518/REVIEWS/969461084 | accessdate=2008-05-19}}</ref> James Berardinelli gave the film 2 stars out of 4, stating the "wisest course would have been to leave movie-goers with their memories".<ref>{{cite web | author = James Berardinelli | title = Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull | publisher = Reel Views | url = http://www.reelviews.net/movies/i/indiana_jones4.html | accessdate=2008-05-19}}</ref>
 
The film has received generally positive reviews from film critics.<ref name="meta">{{cite web | url= http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/indianajones4 | title=Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008): Reviews | publisher=Metacritic | accessdate=2008-05-21 }}</ref> As of November 1, 2017, ''Rotten Tomatoes'' reported that 77% of critics had given the film positive write-ups, based on 261 reviews, with a 53% rating of audience score and a 69% rating from selected notable critics. The site's critical consensus reads, "Though the plot elements are certainly familiar, ''Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'' still delivers the thrills and [[Harrison Ford]]'s return in the [[Indiana Jones|title role]] is more than welcome".<ref>{{cite web | url= https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/indiana_jones_and_the_kingdom_of_the_crystal_skull/ | title=Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) | publisher=Rotten Tomatoes | accessdate=2017-11-1}}</ref> At ''Metacritic'', which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received an average score of 67, based on 35 reviews.<ref name="meta"/> Yahoo! estimated an average rating of B from 15 reviews.<ref>{{cite web | url= http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808404510/critic | title=Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008): Reviews | publisher=Yahoo | accessdate=2008-05-22}}</ref> Roger Ebert gave the film 3.5 stars out of 4, stating that "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."<ref>{{cite news | author = Roger Ebert | title = Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull | date = [[2008-05-18]] | url = http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080518/REVIEWS/969461084 | accessdate=2008-05-19}}</ref> James Berardinelli gave the film 2 stars out of 4, stating the "wisest course would have been to leave movie-goers with their memories".<ref>{{cite web | author = James Berardinelli | title = Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull | publisher = Reel Views | url = http://www.reelviews.net/movies/i/indiana_jones4.html | accessdate=2008-05-19}}</ref>
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