Matt’s review published on Letterboxd:
I bet in ‘75 everyone thought “well there’s no way this Spielberg guy is ever going to make a movie better than jaws, right?” Then 6 short years later, the essence of adventure was put to screen by who else but Spielberg.
This movie is one of a kind. Young Spielberg was unlimited-potential just walking around on two legs. Then when he began working with George Lucas and Harrison Ford we, of course, got two hours of non-stop fireworks.
Raiders of the Lost Ark will never be topped nor do I think it will ever be matched by another blockbuster. I say this because blockbusters play it too close to the chest. Raiders was untamed, it did not give a single shit. For instance, Alfred Molina gets spikes sticking through his face in the first scene. And it only gets better from there.
Raiders is an easy top 10 all time for me.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Perfect film.