Parents' Guide to

Chucky

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Foul-mouthed murder doll series is full of gore and giggles.

TV USA , Syfy Comedy 2021
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 18+

More inappropriate scenes than stated

As mentioned in another review, there is thrusting and moaning of two girls on a bed while Charles watched as well as another almost sex scene with women in underwear does not mention this on common sense.
age 4+

Chucky is amazing for kids!

Such a great show for kids! Chucky teaches jake and his gang of friends that murder is bad and that we should not do it! And also teaches that suicide and drugs isn't okay. I believe we all should have our children watch Chucky as they will learn what is not and what is okay for kids!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (36 ):

The original Child's Play film spawned six sequels and a 2019 reboot that received mostly mixed reviews; this addition updates the lore for Gen Z yet still feels like a return to form for the mini-murderer. That's due in large part to having Chucky's creator, Don Mancini, back at the helm. Actor Brad Dourif also returns as the voice of Chucky and is as funny as ever, delivering one zinger after another with a distinctively scummy charm.

The rest of the cast is good, even if 90% of the job is teeing up punchlines for Chucky. Arthur is sympathetic as the misunderstood Jake, whose downtrodden sensitivity can make him a little too susceptible to accepting Chucky's idea of "help" (which mainly means killing off anyone in town who wrongs him). Bjorgvin Arnarson is also good as Jake's crushworthy, true-crime obsessed classmate Devon, whose mom (Rachelle Casseus) just so happens to be a detective who is getting mighty suspicious about all the accidents that seem to be following young Wheeler wherever he goes. All told, Chucky's campy mix of satire and slaughter has the potential to draw in new fans while expanding on the Child's Play cinematic universe in ways that longtime fans will surely enjoy.

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