12 Monkeys

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Twisty, clever dystopian thriller has disturbing images.

Syfy Drama 2015

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 14+

Smart Sci-Fi TV show has action, romance, comedy, and a great soundtrack

Smart Sci-Fi TV show has action, romance, comedy, and a great soundtrack. One of my all-time favorite Sci-Fi TV shows. but it has some violence. Most of violence is shootings (TV-14 rated) but it has a handful of stronger violence (TV-MA). Below are much details, if you or your child wants to watch this great show but avoid the violence. 1.1 has a shooting death (to the head). It's obvious when it will happen. 1.2 a couple of bloody scenes 1.4 a few bloody fight scenes 1.5 bloody pics during a briefing. Bloody in the night room. 1.7 someone is impaled (obvious when it happens). some shootings 1.8 bloody shootings 1.9 bloody shootings 1.12 gruesome scene in last 2 minutes (when the door opens) 1.13 recap of gruesome scene at 0:05. more gruesome scenes 5:40 & 6:15 2.1 very bloody at 14:20 to 15:00. bloody at 36:06 to 36:32. bloody headshot at 41.20 2.2 reply of this bloody headshot at :25 and ~2:00 2.3 very bloody at 8:40. blood at ~34:00 and at ~42:00 2.4 replay of a bloody shooting (head shot) 2.5 bloody shooting at 7:50 2.6 bloody flashback ~1:00 and ~15:30. very bloody at ~29:00 to 36:40 2.7 bloody person at 15:25 & at 19:25 2.9 very bloody dead person ~2:40 and ~ 19:00. Torture scene starts ~32:00 2.12 bloody last couple of minutes 2.13 very bloody first couple of minutes. bloody deaths starting ~28:00 3.1 stabbings and shootings throughout (obvious when it happens) 3.2 a few shootings 3.3 bloody surgery 3.4 bloody deaths at 18:00. a few shootings throughout 3.5 very blood shooting at 33:42 mark (head shot) 3.7 bloody shootings and killings (obvious before it happens) 3.9 bloody murder (normal violence) 3.10 some bloody murders towards the end 4.1 a lot of shootings and stabbings 4.3 some bloody murders 4.4 extremely bloody death ~19:40. another bloody death ~33:00. 4.6 bloody death at 1:50. torture at 21:00. bloody death at 7:00 left 4.7 Bloody death of a woman starting at 23:12. A man has quick images about his torture early on and toward the end. 4.8 mild shootings ~9:00. bloody death ~12:43. bloody death: 31:20 A man's gruesome death ~ 36:00. Plus bloody shooting through ~38 4.9 bloody shooting ~27:00 4.10 beginning recap shows a man's gruesome death (original from 4.8) 4.11 bloody gun death at 5:00. bloody death at 15:50. very bloody body at 22:00

This title has:

Too much violence

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