Box art for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

  • Rated PG13
  • HD and SD formats available

action & adventure, thrillers


The Nazis are on the trail of the Holy Grail, and have kidnapped Indy's father, the foremost authority on the Cup of Christ. Follow Indy and behold the Holy Grail's power to give and take life, as Indy and his father race against time.

common sense

ON for kids age 11
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
1 out of 5
Language
2 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
Sex
2 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Thrilling third Indy actioner focuses on hunt for grail.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade has lots of hand-to-hand combat, action-filled chases, and gun fights. Main characters are in near-constant peril, and one is shot point blank and almost bleeds to death. Minor characters are killed in somewhat gruesome ways, including beheading; a bad guy meets his end in a fairly disturbing scene. There's a bit of kissing/banter, and it's implied that two men have slept with the same woman. Language is mild, and there's ultimately a strong message about the importance of the father-son relationship.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about what Indiana Jones stands for. If he's a good guy, why does he break the rules? Is that OK? What separates him from the "bad" guys? Are real-life bad guys as thoroughly evil as the ones in movies?
  • What are the effects of the frequent use of cartoonishly evil Nazis as "bad guys" in action movies? Does it trivialize or obscure their real atrocities, especially the Holocaust?
  • How does Last Crusade compare to Indy's other adventures? Which one do you like best?