Midnight Mass

TV review by Martin Brown, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Religious-themed horror features some gore.

Netflix Drama 2021

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 16+

Powerful and thoughtful

This title has:

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age 16+

Had high hopes...then bigotry.

While I understand the writer was playing on his own experiences growing up in the church and the unique judgmental behavior he encountered, he's used this mini-series to try to push onto everyone else how hateful and judgemental the church can be. In any organization there can be bad actors that give a group a bad name. It's just disappointing to see yet another Hollywood production that goes out of its way to demonize any pious or zealous person. The main antagonist in this show is constantly trying to enforce her way and beliefs on everyone else. Anyone who goes along with her is portrayed as some kind of weak-willed buffoon who can't think for themselves. If you're a person of any kind of faith steer clear of this show. It will ridicule your belief systems without basis and make you out to be a mindless follower of religion. Then to pour fuel on the fire, the writer took what was developing into a mysterious plot conflict and revealed it to be something more cliche. Walk away from this if you're hoping to be genuinely scared or if you have any strong sense of faith in a higher power (not just Christianity).

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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