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Money Heist: The Phenomenon

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Behind-the-scenes look at popular series; violence, cursing.

Movie NR 2020 57 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+
one of the best some swearing but fine for 12 and up
age 13+


Amazing. I could rewatch this series again and again... something I have already done. Money Heist is an amazingly thought out series, a mastermind and his team carrying out bank heists. I have an emotional attachment to most, if not all of the characters. The story is told really well through the episodes and I would recommend everyone to watch this series. I will be rewatching part 1,2,3 and 4 again just before part 5 is available to watch!

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Too much swearing

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It's basically a promotional video, but this documentary offers a bit more than the standard fare of programs like these. While there are plenty of highlights from the first three seasons, the special also offers a glimpse into the audacious approach and creative process of the show's creators and writers. For aspiring screenwriters, Money Heist: The Phenomenon is a study in how to develop characters, create story arcs, and give the audience the unexpected. For those interested in careers in film and television, the documentary presents the highs, lows, long hours, high stress, and high rewards that go into filming some of the show's more elaborate scenes.

Obviously, this is best for those who are already fans of Money Heist, as there are some spoilers in what is also a preview of the fourth season and a recap of some of the surprising moments from the last season. In spite of these spoilers, for those unfamiliar with Money Heist, the documentary does a very good job of showing not only the international appeal of the show, but also what it is that makes the show such a worldwide sensation.

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