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By Mark Dolan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Dark Scottish mystery miniseries rewards patient viewers.

TV Netflix Drama 2018
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Twists upon twists !

Great show about how a family handles a crisis and how different people react to a stressful situation. Delves into how even normal, everyday people are willing to 'cross' a moral line. Mild swearing, one graphic sex scene with moaning, grunting and thrusting but both partners are covered with a sheet. Not sure why it was in there as it didn't add to the story line. But all in all a good program.

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

A somber suspense drama, this series' mystery unravels slowly but intensely. As more characters get introduced and more secrets get revealed in Retribution, new motivations become clear and the story grows to an unexpected breadth. Credit the directors for keeping the ever-expanding web of mysteries clear and easy to follow, and credit consistently strong acting from the large ensemble cast for keeping the story grounded in believable emotions. Teens with patience enough to stick with an unfolding mystery that takes its time paying off certain plot threads will discover a nuanced study of loyalty and trust wrapped inside a surprising whodunit.

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