The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)




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A "professional student" lands a truly remarkable job in this witty made-for-TV fantasy adventure. Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) is a 30-year-old graduate student who has managed to collect a whopping 22 university degrees; despite his brilliance, shy Flynn seems to have a hard time with the real world, and his mentor at school finally has him expelled so he can start putting his knowledge to work. Things are not much better for him at home, where his mother, Margie (Olympia Dukakis), wants him to meet a nice girl and settle down on his own. Needing a job, Flynn finds an unexpected opening with the New York Metropolitan Library, where Judson (Bob Newhart) and Charlene (Jane Curtin) hire him to look after a special collection. And a very special collection it is -- unknown to the world, the library has been caring for the world's most precious relics, including the Holy Grail, Pandora's Box, the Golden Fleece, the Sword of Excalibur and the Mona Lisa (the real one...turns out the Louvre only has a copy). It isn't long before Flynn learns how dangerous his job can be when he's approached by Lana (Kelly Hu) and Rhodes (David Dayan Fisher), members of a secret underground mob known as the Serpent Brotherhood who happen to know that Flynn is the new guardian of the Spear of Destiny -- and will stop at nothing to take it from him.

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Noah Wyle
as Flynn Carsen
Kyle MacLachlan
as Edward Wilde
Sonya Walger
as Nicole Noone
Jane Curtin
as Charlene
Lisa Brenner
as Deborah
Clyde Kusatsu
as Head Monk
Mario Ivan Martinez
as Professor Harris
Olympia Dukakis
as Margie Carsen
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Critic Reviews for The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Set the bar very low and you may appreciate its stupidity.

March 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Wyle's geeky charm and the story's glorification of book learnin' are enough to keep the good vibes aloft.

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…

If this poor stab at Indiana Jones is the best material [Noah Wyle] can find, he's better off at the hospital.

January 2, 2018

It's all totally lighthearted and tongue-in-cheek and never dares to be serious about anything, which is refreshing.

November 30, 2006 | Full Review…

It's a fun cheesy cable TV flick, a slice of winking B movie giddiness that charms us into smiling through all the nonsense.

August 27, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Librarian: Quest for the Spear


No more than the Indiana Jones of the library made for TV. 1st of 3 films in this series, I doubt I will waste my time with the other 2 movies, just to much better stuff out there. 2 1/2 stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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Mindless but fun spoof of Indiana Jones and the like. Wyle is a geeky pleasure in the lead with Sonya Walger beautiful and tough as his protector. Bob Newhart, Jane Curtin and Olympia Dukakis add nice touches in small roles.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

01/07/2010 (DVD) A good one for the family. This is another one that looks too much like a TV series than an actual movie but it is surprisingly a good sitting. A nice round of usual comedy that is fitting for the family with an adventurous story that keeps things interesting. The CGI is terrible but the film managed to keep me entertained.

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