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Parents' Guide to

Invisible City

By Marina Gordon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Fantasy-mystery introduces teens to Brazilian folklore.

TV Netflix Drama 2021
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 16+

Engaging story

The story is interesting, and an insight to Brazilian folklore. There is a scene however where the breasts of woman unconscious on the seashore are fully shown, and a fully naked man curled up. Not much violence.
age 15+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Anyone craving a Supernatural-ish diversion has a fresh obsession in this series that encourages a deep dive into Brazilian folkloric figures. Invisible City creator Carlos Saldanha is best known for directing the Rio and Ice Age animated movies, but his live-action debut isn't for young kids. Characters die in violent and disturbing ways, mythical creatures take on various forms, and the atmosphere is creepy and unpredictable.

In the seven episodes, Saldanha depicts a modern Rio de Janeiro inhabited by mythical creatures that will be new to most viewers outside of Brazil: Curupira, a forest protector who kills a man in the first scene; Saci, a prankster; a mermaid-like Lara; and more. Delving into the role of these figures in Brazil is part of the fun of this show and may encourage research outside the scope of the series.

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