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5 stars for Romancing, only three for Jewel,
This review is from: Romancing The Stone/ The Jewel of the Nile Double Pack [DVD]  (DVD)
Of these two movies Romancing The Stone is definitely the better one. Why Robert Zemeckis' previous films all failed I can't imagine, as this and the Back To The Future trilogy are some of the best movies I've seen for a long time. The set pieces are packed to the rafters with thrills and spills, the chemistry between the three leads may well cause your DVD player to short-circuit and the script simply does not grow old. It's a stylish comedy adventure with Turner stealing the show from under the two guys' noses. In comparison Jewel is a pale-imitation Indiana Jones and lacks the developments we saw in Romancing (which I think is partly due to a change of director), but if you have nothing better to do on a wet Sunday afternoon there are worse movies to watch.