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By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Female assassin seeks revenge with weapons, not much blood.

TV CW Action 2010
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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 7 parent reviews

age 16+
Amazing action show. Nikita is a great character. Still one of my favorites shows.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
age 18+

Great fight scenes. Nikita knows karate

I really like the show... wish it was still on tv

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (6):

This CW series is at least the third remake of Luc Besson's stylish 1980 French film La Femme Nikita. The basic concept is the same -- a secret government unit takes tough punks off the street, fakes their deaths, and then forces them to become assassins. But the new version smartly departs from the "origin story," starting not with Nikita's recruitment and training but after she's escaped from Division and is taking aim at her former employers. This sets up a long-running war between highly trained killers and promises plenty of exciting action sequences.

Still, we've seen much of this high-octane spy action before, from James Bond to Mission: Impossible to Alias. The missions are different, but the taut sequences with ultra-competent agents seem familiar. What sets this show apart is Nikita, whose thirst for vengeance combined with her strong sense of humanity creates a complex character that is both empowered and likable. It also allows room for some quiet reflection, as Nikita begins to acknowledge the dangerous impact her personal mission will have on the people who she begins to care for the most.

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