The Killing

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

age 16+

Gripping crime drama takes place in grimly realistic world.

AMC Drama 2014

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Very exciting and the characters are awesome

I watched this show with my dad and I loved it so much. The murder mystery plot is great and there are lots of twists and things that connect but the characters are a major part of why I love it. Linden is hard working and driven while holder is those things but also offers comedic relief and comfort in a show about murder. The real struggle the characters go through is very well made. I think mature kids can watch this, there is violence, a little sex, some swearing and they smoke quite a lot.
age 12+

killing- very disturbing!

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