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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

By Randy White, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Thrilling third Indy actioner focuses on hunt for Grail.

Movie PG-13 1989 128 minutes
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Poster Image: Indy in the foreground, with his father behind him

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age 10+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 11+

Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade Movie Review By Logan Strohl

Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade is a fun addition to the Indiana Jones film series as well as the first film in the series to receive a PG-13 rating because of two films that cause it to happen Gremlins and the last Indiana Jones movie. Great action and adventure. As they say third time is the charm and they pull it out making it the second best Indiana Jones film of all time. Plus darkness is more toned down then the last film. It also stars Sean Connery in his first Indiana Jones movie as well as the longest film in the series at 126 minutes. It also makes a good Father's Day movie to watch with your dad. Some scary scenes but nothing older and younger fans can't handle.
age 10+

Best and most family-friendly of the series.

Surprisingly the most family-friendly of the series. Not as gruesome as Temple of Doom or Raiders.

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The chemistry between Ford and Connery is fun to watch in this entertaining if imperfect adventure. Both actors have impeccable timing and are obviously enjoying themselves in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, with Connery's character a worthy companion and foil to Indy. Since father and son have a past, you care about their relationship, though their banter about their sexual exploits with the same woman could have been left on the cutting room floor. The film shows its age in its generic depictions of Middle Easterners as cultish, machine-gun wielding men wearing fez hats, keffiyeh, and turbans. But if you can overlook these cringier moments, The Last Crusade retains the exciting Indy magic of swashbuckling adventure that's made the franchise so memorable.

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