Parents' Guide to

Get Shorty

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Book-inspired crime comedy series is violent but entertains.

TV Epix Drama 2017
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+


It has great humor for all ages and has great roll models like Danny deveto

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 18+

Kills me inside

This is the definition of the phrase "attacks the senses". Horrifying and scarring.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Like the popular 1995 movie, this well-written and expertly produced book adaptation tells an entertaining story filled with dark humor. But the series' episodic format allows for a richer and more nuanced narrative, which works well with the more contemporary setting.

The content is edgier than in the film version. Nonetheless, chances are that fans of the now classic film will probably appreciate what this version of Get Shorty has to offer. But there's no doubt that the overall series will attract a new audience.

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