Parents' Guide to

American Ninja Warrior

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Super-fit folks conquer big obstacles for money.

TV G4, NBC Reality TV 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 4+


So amazing! It is so entertaining for all ages! My kids are so inspired by some of these athletes. Sometimes they have sob stories, but it's OK with me and my family.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 5+

Gender Bias

Great show! Completely unfair when they match boys against girls. The girls loose EVERY TIME unless the girl is 5 ft. taller than her male apponent.

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (13):

American Ninja Warrior celebrates human strength and agility while entertaining viewers with larger-than-life obstacle courses that few will ever be able actually to complete. Some of the athletes' personal stories and training histories also add interest to the show.

Watching people go through the same obstacle course over and over again gets a little tedious. But folks who are interested in fitness and/or athletic-oriented competitions will definitely enjoy it.

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