Parents' Guide to

Low Winter Sun

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Dirty cop drama is dark and violent, with murky morals.

TV AMC Drama 2013
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Probably 12+

Doesn't deserve a 4 on language and probably not a 5 on violence. Also lower than 17+

This title has:

Too much violence

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Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Based on a two-part British miniseries of the same name, Low Winter Sun drags viewers into Detroit's crumbling inner city -- complete with crime lords, desperate drug users, and feral dogs -- to witness one police officer's descent into murder and corruption. And it feels like a very long, dark hour indeed. Even the art direction and cinematography is dingy and drab, suggesting a grim world cloaked secrets and lies.

The ensemble is well-cast and believable, but most impressive is London-born leading man Strong, who's reprising the role he played in the original series, this time swapping his character's Scottish accent for an American one. Paired with the unpredictable James -- who's also a Brit -- he plays the series' dark themes for all they're worth, and makes wading through the muck feel weirdly rewarding.

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