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Parents' Guide to

The Recruit

By Matt Cabral, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Comedic spy caper has strong language, violence, drugs.

TV Netflix Action 2022
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

My teenagers enjoyed it.

Very violent. But teenagers like that. Alot of profanity One major love scene between the leads

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Taking a cue from Slow Horses, Killing Eve, and other spy-thrillers that blend a bit of comedy into their cloak-and-dagger intrigue, this espionage romp ratchets the tension and tickles the ribs in equal measure. Unlike those smarter, more nuanced takes, however, The Recruit -- while slotting comfortably into the same sub genre -- feels a bit more familiar and formulaic.

Thankfully, its charming protagonist and strong cast of colorful supporting characters keep it engaging throughout. Coming off a string of popular teen Netflix romcoms, Noah Centineo -- as the in-over-his-head hero -- is especially appealing, while a quirky assortment of friends, foes, and co-workers nicely complement his starring turn. If you're craving some globetrotting action with a side of laughs, and a plot that won't strain your brain, The Recruit offers a hearty helping of TV comfort food.

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