Sons of Anarchy

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Violent biker drama has blood, sex -- and a twisted heart.

FX Drama 2008

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 18 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Not for Minors

My husband and I love this show and still watch it often even though the series has ended, HOWEVER, it is most definitely NOT suitable for young children or immature teenagers. Definitely know your child before allowing them to watch. The show features excessive drinking, drug use, extreme violence, physical and emotional abuse, rape, murder, illegal gun trade, porn, lots and lots of sex, blackmail, racism (the gangs are divided by race and follow stereotypes), kidnapping (the main character's infant son is kidnapped), and corrupt politicians and law enforcement. Even the law enforcement agents that come into the show being the "good guys" end up willingly helping out the SOA by the end of their time on the show. No one is really exempt. I think the show does a great job of portraying the gang world as accurately as it can (obviously there are things we can only speculate about since we're not in a gang). It's not an easy or nice way of life and Sons of Anarchy portrays that well.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 14+

great tv show

i watched this with my kids aged 14 and 11 and we all really enjoyed it, super good show and it is quit positive , it has good role models trying to keep the peace and protect their town. i think that you should give it a go and watch it for a while as it always gets better. they smoke a lot though and have sex but it isnt graphic as sex is very natural and thats how we are all made.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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