Parents' Guide to

Shooter (TV Series)

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Flat, violent thriller about a sniper home from war.

TV USA Drama 2016
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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 8 parent reviews

age 15+

Sex scenes

The sex rating was pretty low. There was a naked woman laying face down in one scene and a sexual scene that came later. I was pretty disappointed because I depend on this site to help me protect our eyes from this stuff and it made no mention of it

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 14+

Loved the action, but not the swearing

With two teenage boys, we love action and war movies. We initially really enjoyed Shooter, but as Christians the constant blasphemy really spoiled a show which we otherwise would have enjoyed.

This title has:

Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (7 ):

This lukewarm series fails to capture the drama of the film from which it's adapted. While the plot is consistent, the characters aren't rounded out enough for viewers to fully appreciate who they are or their motives. The connections to the war in Afghanistan, patriotism, and loyalty that the story requires fail to establish the emotional context necessary to drive the narrative.

Shooter makes an effort to be significant, and even offers a quick nod to responsible gun ownership. But it ultimately feels flat and underdeveloped, and doesn't offer the richness that one looks for in a complex story world. Instead, what it presents is a typical "cat and mouse" chase that lacks the nuance required to make it stand out.

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