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Surviving the Cut

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Reality docu features intense Special Forces training.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+
Surviving the Cut is a great, inspiring, and informative show about the U.S. Special Forces. The men persevere through physically and emotionally tasking challenges with bravery and teamwork. That being said, there is a LOT of bad language. It is bleeped, but the amount is still staggering -and every child knows just what's going on. There is a good deal of intense physical strain, blood, vomit, and passing out too. Great show for teens and up.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Great role models

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Surviving the Cut offers an interesting behind-the-scenes look at the training that goes into the Special Forces. There's some explanation of the extreme training measures that soldiers must go to in order to qualify for each elite unit, and the show highlights the core values of each division, which usually include strength, bravery, focus, and teamwork.

There's some strong language, and while the violence featured is in context, some of the military exercises may be a bit much for younger viewers. But those interested in the military or pursuing a military career will definitely find the series worth watching.

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