Burn Notice

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

age 14+

Snide spy cracks jokes and shoots kneecaps.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 23 reviews

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age 7+

Burn Notice

If violence is off limits for you, you should stay away from most action series. Some swearing is occasional, but strong swearing isn’t common throw out the episodes. There are a few romantic scenes. Miami is well depicted, with beach scenarios and bikinis. Torture is shown in the form of drug use, although alcohol is consumed by the oldest male character almost every ep. Positive messages and great role models

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 17+

Not worth your time

There's got to be something better on TV.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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