Harper's Island

TV review by Will Wade, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Unoriginal slasher show is far too gory for kids.

CBS Drama 2009

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 16+

Harper's Island

This slasher TV serie is very good. It has infrequent very strong gory violence. Some of the traps/death scenes might frighten young viewers. Sex and other stuff is pretty moderate This should be intended to show for mature audiences over the age of 16 no one under shouldn't be allowed in my opinion. Great series own the dvd boxset

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 13+

good show

Im 12 and saw this show and iit is amazing! i love it but i found some of it disturbing. like a woman was lit on fire and burned to death. Another man was i think nailed into a tree. One man put a slaughtered deer on the hood of a car. and one person discovered a severed deer head in a bath tub w/ a trail of blood following behind it.

This title has:

Too much violence

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