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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Contemporary Western series has corruption, violence.

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age 17+

Based on 76 parent reviews

age 18+


Have not made it through entire series and will not finish. Each episode degrades and objectifies women more and more. The out-of-place strip club scene is the most graphic and gratuitous I have seen. I am shocked that Kevin Costner is so hard-up for ratings that he allowed this. The movie 'talks' about respect for women while at the same time, depicting horrific acts of violence against them, as well as lingering and intentional close ups of their bodies. The language and violence are too much as well.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
22 people found this helpful.
age 18+

NOT for anyone too much vulgarity, skin, violence

To much cussing, and skin, and vulgar behavior. It's offensive to an adult let alone a family friendly show. And our world today with all of the misery worldwide why was anybody produces show with so much violence vulgarity and unhappiness. We escaped to our televisions to escape the world if only for a few hours we definitely don't want to watch more misery.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
14 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (76):
Kids say (12):

This mildly entertaining series intertwines traditional Wild West conflicts and contemporary themes to create a complicated modern story set against a rugged backdrop. Ranchers feud with the Native American community over land and cattle, locals struggle to keep urban expansion at bay, and folks take the law into their own hands to settle disputes -- and then there are the personal struggles the individual Dutton children have in their own lives, including the predictable issues they have with their father.

There's constant turmoil, but Yellowstone doesn't offer a clear picture of whose side the audience should be taking. John Dutton is only fairly likable, and is stopped by little when protecting his own interests. His children aren't particularly amiable or ethical, nor are many of the other characters. Viewers who tune in may find the family drama interesting enough, but if you're looking for a good contemporary spin on a classic Western, this isn't it.

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