Parents' Guide to

Take the Money and Run

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Crime/game show hybrid has mixed messages, iffy language.

TV ABC Reality TV 2011
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The show is a cat and mouse game that combines the tension of an investigative drama with the suspense of a game show. It also offers a chance to see the kinds of analytical thought and investigative skill that go into questioning suspects in order to solve a case.

The show offers some entertaining moments, but the endless interrogation sessions take away from some of the excitement the series is trying to generate. Meanwhile, rooting for the contestants feels a little strange, since they're made out to look like criminals who are trying to outwit investigators even though they haven't done anything wrong. Folks may find it fun to watch, but it definitely sends some mixed messages.

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