Kaleidoscope

NZ release: 01 January 2023

Graphic violence and offensive language Rated on: 01 January 2023

Season 1, Yellow

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What’s it about?

Leo Pap has spent years planning a high-risk heist. The eight episodes view the heist from various time points before, during, and after the gang attempt to steal $7 billion. How you put the episode pieces together is intended to alter your perceptions of the gang members and their behaviour. We watched the ‘Yellow’ episode for this Quick Take.

The facts

  • It is loosely based on an actual $70 billion heist that took place in Manhattan in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy.
  • Viewers can watch the episodes in any order they like. Each episode has a colour rather than a number.
  • There is a short intro (Black) to watch first, and the heist itself (White) is meant to be watched last.

Why did it get this rating?

Kaleidoscope was self-rated by Netflix. You can find out more about self-rating by streaming providers here.

Graphic violence

Yellow introduces us to the gang members as they are recruited by Leo Pap. In this episode the violence is limited to a few gun shots fired during a smash and grab raid. The most graphic scene is the close-up of the safe cracker’s gunshot wound to his hand. There is a lot of blood and a rather gory close-up. Online articles indicate that this episode is likely to include the least violence.

Offensive language

Offensive language and some coarse language is used almost constantly throughout Yellow. From casual use to aggressive emphasis, this almost constant barrage of the F word has the potential to normalise the language for children and young teens.

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