The Push

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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age 16+

Sensational social experiment raises ethical questions.

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age 17+

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age 18+

Inflicting trauma, calling it "Art" is not entertainment

Read the reviews - it is deplorable to think that a company would sponsor a human experiment that undoubtedly inflicts trauma on the participants, gives insight into how to manipulate others. When we wonder what has gone wrong with society, all we have to do is reflect on why we watch nonconsenting/duped adults encouraging them to commit a murder AND WE DECIDE NOT TO SAY ANYTHING. My conscience requires me to speak on this and I hope others do the same. Below is my transcript with an online 'chat' with Netflix. Netflix is pretty disgusting - the lack of ethics and morality is amazing. I'll be voting with my dollars. They won't miss me. I will not be quiet. You The ethics of the Push You Who and how do I complain about the lack of ethics of "The Push". Really disappointed. Samuel Netflix Thanks for contacting Netflix! Let me help you out with your concern! :) By the way, to make sure that we don't get disconnected. If you are chatting using a mobile device, PLEASE DO NOT click the "Back" button on your device or If you are using a computer, please do not close or exit the browser. For me to best assist you can I have the email address associated to the account please? You ********************** Samuel Netflix Thank you. Samuel Netflix I apologize if the content offended you in any way! Part of our agreement with our content creators is that we maintain the artistic integrity of their works and present it unaltered. Nonetheless, we respect that our customers have varied tastes when it comes to movie/TV show selections. This is the reason why we made sure that we place detailed descriptions of the titles so you can choose what to watch. Samuel Netflix Thank you for raising this, you are heard. You Putting people through psychological trauma is not artistic integrity. Who and how do I complain? Samuel Netflix I understand and we got you on this. You Let me know who I should talk to - I'm not going away on this. Samuel Netflix Also if you do not like that show you can hide it on your watched history, please Click Here You Having a background in psychology, airing content that provides insight into getting people to commit murder is not a company that I thought Netflix was Samuel Netflix I understand and we Thank you for your feedback.Netflix is an on-demand service so members can choose what to watch based on detailed descriptions of the titles. Samuel Netflix You can put thumbs down to rate it as well. You Give me a name and contact info, or I will be very public about this. Samuel Netflix Unfortunately, we dont have the process you are referring to. You No problem, Netflix will be reaching out to me soon enough Samuel Netflix You can always put a rate on a show. I understand thanks for your understanding,will there be anything else? You Unfortunately you work for a highly unethical company.
age 16+

Disturbing, thought-provoking, sticks with you

Obviously not for children, I would say teenagers aged 16 should watch this with their parents. Discussion of how easily people are convinced to do things out of their nature in order to conform to society or peer pressure would be beneficial to parents and kids alike. My son is 15 and I watched this without him for now. What the unwitting participants do is excruciating to watch and actually made me cry at times. But at the same time it is worth the viewing in order to see how easily people can be manipulated. Even though the participants are all adults, It could help older teens see how peer pressure and lack of confidence in oneself can cause one to make horrible decisions.

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