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Some various sex related content references and gestures.

The Penguin talks to another character whilst looking at a woman and says that he'd 'like to fill her void' and 'teach her my French flipper trick'

Catwoman is very flirty when around Batman.

Catwoman licks Batman`s lip while pinning him on the floor.

Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle kiss passionately whilst on a couch, both hands from both characters run up and down each others bodies.


Many characters are shot with no blood.

A character is thrown to what we're lead to believe is her death.

A character falls to her death and lands atop the controls of a giant Christmas tree.

A character bites another character's nose with bloody results.

While slowly dying, a character coughs up what appears to be very dark blood. He is then seen floating face down in water.

A character falls from a resolution building. (mild blood.)

A character is violently electrocuted and we see the grisly aftermath.

A characters dressed as clowns are shot with puck-like projectiles.

A character is set on fire.

A character has time bomb shoved down his pants. He then explodes off-screen.

A character shows another character a mildly graphic severed hand.

A character is slashed on the face, with blood, but he does not die.

A woman's fingers are bloodily gnawed on by a cat. One bit its quite violent.

Selina destroys her apartment.


"Goddamn", "Bitch", "Pussy" are all used, as well as milder profanity such as "damn" and "hell".

Penguin says "Shit" towards the end


Mr. and Mrs. Cobblepot drink martinis.

The Penguin and Catwoman drink champagne.

Mr. Cobblepot smokes a cigarette using a holder.


We hear screams coming from another room and the sounds of a baby crying (the sounds of Oswald being born). Moments (but months) later, we see a cage with something (the Penguin) inside it. A family cat moves close to the cage and is grabbed inside and we hear sounds of the cat fighting and then nothing, indicating that the Penguin has killed the cat.

The Penguin bites another characters nose, blood sprays from it and leaks down the man's face as well as the Penguins.

A woman is held hostage and threatened with a high voltage stun gun.

Max pushes Selina out the window where she falls several stories to her presumed death. She lies on the street for a moment and then begins twitching, which ends with her eyes rolling up into her head, just revealing the whites of her eyes.

The scene where Selina wrecks her apartment might be upsetting to certain viewers.

The Penguin's plan is to steal all of the first born males in Gotham City, and there's a scene showing them abducting infants and young children and putting them in cages. This may be scary to younger kids until Batman stops the kidnapping.

Batman's uncovering of a corpse may be considered a "jump scene" for some. The atmosphere and look of the film is designed to scare. The Penguin appears to be quite frightening. He has numerous violent outbursts. Character has her fingers gnawed by cats.

The Penguin, with an elongated nose, flippers for hands and relatively sharp teeth will be considered scary for most children.

The entire movie is considerably darker and more violent than any other Batman film to date.

Overall: 32/50

Rated PG-13 for dark, brooding violence and menace.

Recommended for ages 12+

Rated PG-13 for brooding, dark violence
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Australia:PG (TV rating) / Brazil:12 / Canada:PG (Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-14 / Finland:K-15/13 (2001 reform re-rating) / Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 (f) / Greece:K-17 / Iceland:12 / Ireland:15 (cut UK version) / Ireland:12 (blu-ray) (2009) (uncut) / Italy:T / Netherlands:12 / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:15 / Spain:13 / Sweden:15 / Sweden:11 (1992 cut version) / Sweden:11 (DVD rating) / Sweden:15 (Video rating) / UK:12 (original rating) (cut) / UK:15 (re-rating) (2009) (uncut) / UK:12 (video re-rating) (2005) (cut) / UK:15 (video rating) (1992) (cut) / USA:PG-13

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