The Terror

TV review by Martin Brown, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Explorers confront fear of the unknown in scary mystery.

AMC Drama 2018

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 16+

CSM review oddly inaccurate.

I usually find CSM reviews to be very accurate as to the content of the film or tv show they're talking about, so I was a bit baffled by this one. As other reviewers have mentioned, The Terror contains some very graphically violent, gorey and disturbing scenes. But these form the backdrop against which the characters grapple with important moral choices: to sink into isolation and self-pity or to reach out to others for help; to despair or to continue to offer hope; and above all to choose selfishness and cruelty or to choose kindness and caring. The characters choices play out in ways that are sometimes shocking, but more often genuinely moving and heartfelt. Despite the bleakness and violence there are some positive messages here that I feel other reviewers may have missed. Plus the writing, acting, and cinematography are superb. Highly recommended for mature teens who are able to handle the violence and appreciate the moral and emotional complexities.

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