Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Movie review by Randy White, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Indy's first raucous adventure has peril, stereotypes.

PG 1981 115 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 106 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 237 reviews

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age 14+

1980's adventure film, the violence ruins adventure, and the fun.

Disappointing; Parents note; this film is not an 11+ film. First its mysterious, then boring then fun then boring. Very weird film. Expect lots lots of violence: Several use of weapons (guns, arrows, knives) and violent use with them (stabbings, throwing, shooting.) Characters are often in peril (chased by huge rocks, people with arrows, spiders, etc.) Characters are killed by gunshots, blood is shown. Many explosions and serious injuries. Look out! 1980's film has also language. goddamn, bastard, son of a bitch, and lots of German curing. Implied Sex between a man and a woman and some high school girls flirting with their male teacher. Plus, Lots of drinking to excess to drunkenness. (Characters act unusual when drunk). I say that Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the lost Ark, is an iffy choice for children under the age of 14.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 11+


this movie has lots of violence some wipes guns hand to hand combat explosions car chases swords stabs death some of blood and gore characters are burned tons of skeletons witch are acutely dead bodies a big ball chases a charter and then he nearly falls people with bows chase people characters are melted a head is exploded there are also some deaths someone is hit by a propeller and blood spatters but there’s still not much blood
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