The Punisher

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Intense, brutal violence and language in dark drama.

Netflix Drama 2017

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 33 reviews

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age 11+

Great show. Suitable for teens

The show was, in my opinion underrated and under promoted. It should’ve been a higher grossing tv show. The characters were dark and enigmatic. The settings were awesome. Overall great show. Violence is blown way out of proportion by critics and over protective prissy mothers. I watched this with my 12 and 16 yo boys and they loved it. If I’d had an 11 yo I would have let them watch it
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age 18+

Great show… for ADULTS who can handle extreme violence.

It’s pretty sad to see so many ratings on here saying parents are letting their young kids watch this. This is an adult show with graphic violence throughout every episode. The violence is over the top, showing faces beaten so repeatedly that their face structure actually changes… every detail shown. Loads of brutal shootings, stabbings, beatings and broken bones in which details are shown close up. Someone has the skin on their face brutally scraped with glass, several torture scenes, eye gouging, stomping continuously on faces. Kids have zero need to see this level of violence. No wonder we have some of the problems we do today. I watch a lot of violent shows… Vikings, war movies, zombies and other gory shows, but this made me look away several times. Please let kids be kids. They can choose to watch this kind of violence on their own when they’re adults. I personally don’t care much about “adult” language, but there was a lot in this series. 3 or 4 sex scenes that I can recall. One that’s a bit more than the others and shows mild nudity. Additionally there are many themes are adult in nature including severe war PTSD and support group discussions, and grief after death causing violent mental illness.

This title has:

Too much violence
2 people found this helpful.

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