Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark ★★★★★

**Part of the Best Picture Project**

Spielberg is the fucking man. Raiders of the Lost Ark might not share the emphatic humanism and poignancy of his other best films, but that's not stopping this film from being an absolute beast of entertainment. It's a film so lean, so well made, and so efficient that despite having seen this so many times it all seems effortless. Great summer blockbusters have two forms, and one of them is pure entertainment. This is the best example of that.

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