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 108 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 242 reviews

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age 11+

Wrong Rating

Should be PG-13.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 7+

High adventure, but some violence and cartoony gore.

Every parent has to make their own judgement call, but I knew my son (6) would love this movie and he did. The only part I was concerned about him seeing was the end sequence, but he wasn't phased at all. I imagine this would be intense for some children of his same age. These is some gore - primarily around the opening scene and the ending (in 2022 this looks pretty silly effects wise). Otherwise, some blood from fist fights. Some gun shooting and quite a fair bit of peril. There is drinking, smoking and a suggested sex scene (the camera cuts away before anything happens). There are some slower parts that might see children's attention wander, but one of the reasons I like to show my son movies from earlier periods is the slower pacing.
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