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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity


Going out of his way to act like a wealthy playboy, Bruce visits a restaurant with two women on his arm who wind up frolicking in a nearby pool (bare shoulders shown). Sweethearts share a tender kiss.

Violence & Gore


The movie features frequent hand-to-hand combat. This includes Batman taking on seven men in a prison camp, engaging in brutal ninja-style combat and disabling bad guys in Gotham City.

Arsonists begin to burn down an inhabited apartment building, and later Wayne Manor. Other specific instances of violence include the shooting of Bruce Wayne's parents, an assassination, and a public official being bludgeoned and shot in the back. A traumatic fall leaves a boy with a broken arm. Thugs beat up Bruce and dump him in an alley. Threats at gun- and knife-point are common, as are flurries of gunfire. A building is blown up with assassins still inside. Destruction of property, including numerous police cars, occurs during a reckless, high-speed chase. Bad guys are head-butted and knocked cold (once by Alfred brandishing a golf club), sail out of windows, succumb to a taser and are trapped inside a fiery train wreck. A burning wooden beam falls on a man and kills him; his eyes are open.


A use of"goddamn," a use of "asshole," a few "hells" and "damns," and a few uses of "God" and "Jesus." One use of "shit".


Although no substance use is ever shown apart from alcohol or smoking, the plot revolves around drugs and drug dealers.

A man pretends to be drunk in order to flee guests from his party.

A man uses fear toxins to cause people to hallucinate


The film has a generally dark atmosphere.

One of the main villains uses a hallucinogenic gas that causes great fear. The effects are quite disturbing, with faces changing into monsters, lashing out and scaring others.

One intense scene involves Batman flying around a warehouse and attacking thugs. In another scene, bats badly scare a little boy and create a scary and claustrophobic effect.

Twice in the movie, a house burns down, once killing many, and another almost killing a man.

Scarecrow may be a frightening villain to some people.

A boy has his parents killed in front of him.

Total Explicit Rating: 21/50

Even though the explicit rating isn't very high, the film is dark, depressing, intense, and even frightening at times. Recommended for 9 years and older, however kids 7 and up should probably be OK.

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Rated PG-13 for intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements

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