Kid reviews for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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Common Sense says

age 12+

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Parents say

age 12+

Based on 58 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 159 reviews

age 12+

Gore runs this prequel

Indy prequel is good but damn is it violent heart gets pulled out wtf blood disturbing scenes do not watch if you are sensitive to violence and gore but pretty good movie

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Too much violence
age 12+

Unnecessarily violent sequel invented PG-13

Eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones is back in his second adventure, this time to tackle the great terror surrounding the mysterious Temple of Doom. After crash landing in India, Indiana Jones and companions Short Round and Willie Scott end up in a small distressed village where the residents claim a dark power has stolen their precious stone... and their children! Agreeing to assist the village, Indiana and friends make their way to a nearby palace and inquire further into the strange happenings. Assuring Indiana he has no idea what he's talking about, prime minister Chatter Lal offers them to spend the night in the palace. However, it is that evening that Indiana discovers a secret passage into a booby-trapped temple and stumbles onto something he thought was long extinct. It seems the age old cut of Thuggee cult is attempting to rise once more, believing that with the power of the five Sankara stones they can rule the world. Now, it's up to Indiana to put a stop to the Thuggee campaign, rescue the lost children, win the girl and conquer the Temple of Doom.
age 11+

Don’t fall for the PG rating, that’s only cuz it old movie if it modern day it would definitely be PG-13

Overall pretty good movie, has a few cuss words but a lot less than a lot of new movies similar to this. More gory than original tho, someone’s heart is ripped right out of their chest as part of a seriously f****d up demonic ritual, but the person’s chest magically heals right away for some reason. Very important to consider that even tho it’s rated PG it DEFINITELY would not be PG today they only did that cause there was no PG-13 back then, but overall it’s probably fine for most tweens and older. Also innocent kids are beaten and starved to death and people have to eat bugs.

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Too much violence
age 10+
age 14+

12+?!

Although I personally was not disturbed by anything in this film, it is very dark and gruesome. I did not see the rock grinder scene, the sacrifice or the lamp hanging scene so I have not experienced the full movie. 8 year old kids are beaten (one kid is extremely thin). During the film it is implied that children starve to death. As an Indiana Jones movie, it is not as supernatural as the first and third films. It is a very good film and I love the feast in the palace. Kids that are easily disturbed should wait until at least 14.

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Too much violence
age 11+
age 12+

Gross, Demonic, and too Sexy

This should not be rated PG. Indiana Jones tries to help an impoverished village in India whose sacred stone has been taken and all their children stolen by the Thugge Cult. These kids are forced to dig for gems under Pankot Palace and are whipped regularly on screen. The Thugge cult rituals, practices, and human sacrifices are gruesomely shown on screen. A man's heart is ripped out by hand and held up in front of the Thugge congregation while the young man (who is still alive and screaming) is lowered in a body cage deep into a lava pit. His heart catches fire when he is subermerged and turns into a stone which is then placed on a demon-like skull altar decorated with detached bloody and rotting arms as well as children's fingers. At a fancy dinner at Pankot Palace, monkey brains are served out of a monkey's head, eyeballs in soup, Beatles being broken open and slurped into mouths, and a dead mother snake is cut open while her babies slither out and are popped into people's mouths like candy. A doll is made that can be tortured to hurt Dr. Jones. Black blood is poured into his mouth from a mummified skull. This movie is also way too Sexy to be PG. Kids who have no idea what Sex is are likely to be very confused for one very long scene where Indiana and the preppy blonde singer Willie are discussing how they should spend their night together. Not to mention that naked women statues are caressed in the movie too. The positive aspects of this movie like friendship and kindness towards strangers are sadly outweighed by the disgusting rituals, sex references, creepy cult voodoo, dead bodies, and very gruesome ways to die.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
age 10+

wow pretty scary

I really liked this movie but it was pretty scary. People were being lowered into hellish pits during secret sacrificial ceremonies, and there was lots of violence and crazy stuff going on. Though I think kids younger than 10 can watch this movie, they might be pretty scared after, so I think it's up to you to decide what you want your kid(s) to watch. There was also an uncomfortable scene with Indiana Jones and Willie flirting and hinting things, but nothing actually happened between them.

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Too much violence
age 17+

bad and gory

age 11+

Surprisingly dark

This film is so enjoyably dark and surprising which is why I prefer it to the first.