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Parents' Guide to

Pieces of Her

By sjackso8, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Flashback-heavy action thriller fails to grip, has violence.

TV Netflix Drama 2022
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+
Common Sense missed a nude scene, clearly they didn’t watch every episode.
age 18+

Good for adult thriller fans

Good thriller, lots of suspense. There's a fairly graphic sex scene and lots of violence, hence the rating of 18.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Despite a gripping and finely acted opening act, this series fails to deliver on the type of artful suspense and nuance it hints at early on. Pieces of Her starts off with a bang, and even manages to do something interesting with the prototypical action thriller by centering around a mother-daughter relationship, but that's where the positives end. As we're drawn deeper into this violent and increasingly convoluted story, it becomes harder and harder to keep caring. Overstuffed with flashbacks and tired action scenes, the show feels too long and the viewer wonders if the book may have been better served being made into a movie instead. Despite the prolonged journey, we learn frustratingly little about the characters and what's going on in their heads. Laura, played by Toni Collette, is particularly hard to connect and empathize with because so much of her story is hidden from view until the very end. When all is finally revealed, the elicited response is more of a collective shrug than a gasp.

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