TV review by Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

A tense thriller for adults and mature teens.

Fox Drama 2001

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 43 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 66 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

Nudity on primetime?

Wow. Missed it on prime time? Fox. I can't say I remember them allowing nudity on prime time. I GUESS THE ORIGINAL WASNT GOOD ENOUGH. They just had to add it. Well on to something else. Parents be aware. Should be TV MA

This title has:

Too much sex
age 16+

How is this TV-14??

As anyone who has seen the show will tell you, “24” is very addictive, so much so that if you introduce kids to it, they will get hooked. It’s rated TV-14, and while sex and swearing are not explicit, the violence, torture, and gore is excessive enough to earn a TV-MA. Women and children are endangered, and several times throughout the show (starting in S2), Jack cuts dead or dying men open to get evidence from their stomachs, and these scenes are some of the most graphic. People are tortured with chainsaws, killed with pens to the throat, nearly asphyxiated, and water boarded, just to name some of what you will see. To be fair, Jack is a man who works tirelessly to save his loved ones and country, and more often than not, it’s a thankless job. This is heroic, but he also believes “the ends justify the means”, so he will do absolutely whatever it takes to accomplish his mission or avenge/saved loved ones. This is an adrenaline-fueled action rollercoaster that does not let up, but it’s best suited for adults and older teens. Not for the squeamish.

This title has:

Too much violence

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