Parents' Guide to

Fast & Furious: Spy Racers

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Diverse adventure series' race scenes will thrill tweens.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 14+

Skip it

Socially irresponsible behavior under the "Do gooders" guise. Maybe we are just a bit old school but the blurred lines here are not something I feel my children are ready to tackle.

This title has:

Too much violence
2 people found this helpful.
age 12+

Fast and Furious is not for younger kids

I get that people need to make a living, but why should it be at the expense of our kids? There are at least 8 pg13-rated movies in the Fast and Furious franchise, and more in the works... Why should this cheaply animated version of the same thing be be given a Y7 rating? Just as violent, same themes, Vin Deisel selling the same thinly-veiled macho BS to indoctrinate our impressionable thrill-seeking 1and 2nd graders? I’ll pass! As if the movies aren’t enough. Such garbage. Let kids be kids! Really hate that we are bombarded with this nonsense. Thanks Netflix.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (14):

This fast-paced series will thrill older kids and tweens who love speed. Its animation is so sharp that you almost forget you're not watching live action as the cars race down the roads in contests or in chase. There are shadowy characters with uncertain motives, smart and fearless teens who refuse to lose, spy gear galore, and a dodgy government agent calling the shots. Secrets are revealed at nearly every turn, the lines between enemy and friend blur, and the action never stops.

But Spy Racers isn't without hazards for viewers who may be drawn to the wheels and the action but aren't ready for the mature realities of the show. These characters aren't the jovial villains and altruistic protagonists of so many cartoons. They're cunning masters of illegal activity, skilled with technological warfare, and undaunted by the danger inherent in what they're doing, all the while being portrayed as sympathetic.

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