Parents' Guide to

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Globe-trotters use teamwork to bring Americans back home.

TV CBS Drama 2016
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Am stunned this is even on TV

Full of racist stereotypes. I found it offensive and insulting. Who is this programme aimed at? Surely anyone with an ounce of knowledge of the world we live in or with any experience of travel at all can see this for what it is. A poorly reaseached, formulaic, ridiculous and completely xenophobic tv show. So disappointed. Unless you are planning on raising the next Trump, keep your kids well away from this rubbish.
age 18+

Criminal Mind Beyond Borders

I love this shows and love Gary Sinise in is Criminal Minds Beyond borders I would love for this show to stay on TV

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Though it transports viewers to a variety of far-flung locales, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders doesn't really cover a lot of new ground when it comes to creativity. After all, when you strip away all the exotic elements, it's still a basic crime procedural like so many others on television, complete with a carefully constructed team of near-perfect diversity, in terms of race, gender, and body type.

The cases themselves aren't super compelling, and some of the dialogue is borderline corny. But what saves the show, at least for families, are the main characters' quirks (the interplay between Matthew and Mae is particularly charming) and the admirable ways in which they work together. Each team member adds a necessary skill set that's critical to the success of the mission. Yet their care and concern for each other beyond the mission turns out to be the very thing that makes you care about them.

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