Parents' Guide to

Ultimate Force

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

British crime drama is too violent for most teens.

TV BBC America Drama 2002
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

A very good TV program, But so violent.

Common sense are right with the rating but don't give enough in depth. So i'll do it :) Ultimate force is a very violent Tv series that will almost certainly have a loss of limbs and some very violent wounds. Like a very powerful claymore going off and blowing half of the leg off. The camera goes in at that point and you can see bits of flesh. Decapitations happen sometimes but they actually seem quite amusing. Its constant intense combat which may mean high violence. Its a lot violent than most of these Soldier/army TV series. There is a bit of violence and cursing but its barely anything to care about.

Is It Any Good?

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Intense and remarkably violent, Ultimate Force is designed to appeal to action fans, and for adults who fall in that category, it could be an entertaining choice (though some may find its pacing a bit slow compared to its American counterparts). But its tendency to show extreme, close-up violence makes it questionable even for older teens. The soldiers rely heavily on firepower to subdue criminals and even kill those who are already unarmed.

Not only are graphic shoot-'em-ups shown at close range (complete with blood spurting from gunshot wounds and splattering around the victims), the soldiers often seem proud of their kills. And even scenes without direct physical violence are influenced by its presence -- as when Garvie schools his new recruits on the most efficient placement of a bullet to kill a victim with one shot.

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