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By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Well-done adaptation of iconic war novel has sex, violence.

TV Hulu Comedy 2019
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Gratuitous nudity, sex and violence

Definitely not for kids/teens...or adults.

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Hulu's adaptation is well-made and well-acted, with a battery of incredible guest actors, as well as a rising star in Christopher Abbott in the lead role. Joseph Heller's best-known novel has been so widely imitated and deeply influential that it's fair to wonder what new insight it might have to offer in 2019. Unfortunately, that's the thing that keeps Catch-22 from being a capital-G great show: It doesn't seem to have anything to say about our present. The satirical tone keeps us at an arm's distance emotionally from Yossarian and his fellow soldiers' stories, and -- even though the show nails some of the jokes and snappy dialogue -- what was once biting commentary on war and the American military now feels toothless.

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