Common Sense Media says

Monsters are real in fun (if unoriginal) series.

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Parent of a 5, 10, and 13 year old Written byOcelot December 8, 2009
Two shows that are a staple for my family on a friday night one is Stargate U and the other is Sanctuary. WOW this show is amazing the story telling in this show is top shelf, Sanctuary deals with racism in alot of episodes, also family values and respecting people of all walks of life all of these things i want my kids to embrace. yes there is violence and it is graphic at times. overall thought that violence is there for a reason and there to back up the message.
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Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written bystargategeek April 29, 2010
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great role models
Teen, 16 years old Written bylabradorangel26... January 16, 2009

at least there is no sex in the movie, at least soemthing for teens to watch

its good and it should get good ratings cause there is no sex in it and thats makes it a good movie
Kid, 11 years old September 11, 2011

So close to a show that I liked

This would have been the IDEAL show if it were not for the whole vampire tie-in.. At first, I thought this show was great and all but the vampire stuff just ruins it. Too bad. In addition they said a LOT of 'b' words. It was just ridiculous. Other than that though, the plot line was AMAZING! But, the vampire stuff killed it with a spoon. =/
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byLizzybeth June 27, 2010
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Too much violence
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written bynjames November 21, 2009
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Too much sex
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byCommanderC October 15, 2009

My Favorite Show

My favorite TV show right now. Sanctuary requires some degree of thought that may make younger viewers think it 'boring.' This is a show that is appropriate for all those mature enough to get the premise.
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Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written byThinker96 September 8, 2009

Amanda tapping with and English Accent!

Kinda dark, and thus spooky, occasional violence, but not too bad. Mild flirting. Stargate: SG-1 fans will want to see Amanda Tapping in her new role as Helen Magnus. Not much like Samantha Carter, though.
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Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written byLionel September 1, 2009

Sanctuary: Strange, Wonderful, Predictable

To put it concisely, Sanctuary is a wonderful--if somewhat unoriginal--show with positive messages about challenging the system, having an adjustable world view, and accepting everybody for who they are. The effects and atmosphere were pretty decent for TV, and the camera work was downright excellent. Acting was also top notch, and while somewhat predictable, the actors were mostly very engaging. Yes, there is quite a bit of violence, some of it rather bloody, but none of it was unduly graphic. Still, this is probably best for teens and up.
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Too much violence
Great messages
Adult Written bycritique March 10, 2009

Looking to your return Sanctuary

What would you have this P/T writer say. Amanda and cast do this series great justice in how the stories are executed in the unusual they are. It is loved how far removed Dr. Magnus is from Col. Carter SGC but allows her the exploit of acting talent in supervised character to give us one of major insight attained from the 19th century to now from induced immortality. Patiently waiting for continuation in the series, thanks tons
Teen, 15 years old Written byCalciano355 December 2, 2008
Sanctuary is very entertaining and sparks interest in the origin of monster myths. It is most appropriate for kids who are interested in sci fi and who know monsters don't exist.