1hr 44min

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Screened: Saturday 23rd April 2011
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman

Often copied but never bettered, Raiders still holds its own today, even in a movie age of constant technical development and CGI effects innovation. This is achieved by excelling in the basics of a winning film - a great story, brilliantly told, with richly developed characters and a stunning ensemble cast. Spielberg's tale of archaeological derring-do in 1936, weaves together a captivating fable encompassing a religiously obsessed Fuhrer, a megalomaniac French treasure-hunter, a LOT of snakes, and one of cinema's most unconventional yet convincing action hero's, in Harrison Ford's grizzly portrayal of "Indy".