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

Sex & Nudity

  • In one scene Bruce Wayne has two females with him. They swim in a nearby water fountain fully clothed. The scene abruptly cuts to them departing the room wearing formfitting bathrobes.
  • There is a moment where a photo is seen of the corrupt judge bringing a prostitute into his car.
  • This film has no sex nor references of anything relating

Violence & Gore

  • A man is shot in the back by a corrupt officer and it is implied that his corpse is dumped into the river.
  • Bruce is ordered to execute a man in front of the League of Shadows to prove his loyalty. (He refuses.)
  • There is mentioning of Falcone slashing his wrists while in prison. He is shown with bandages on his wrists.
  • An escaped convict menacingly approaches a woman and child. He raises a knife to strike at them before being stopped.
  • Batman ensnares a corrupt cop and interrogates him in a tense scene , threatening to drop him from a high height.
  • Batman is set on fire by Scarecrow during their first encounter and falls from a high building.
  • A criminal is urinating in a bathroom but then Batman appears behind him and smashes his head against a mirror, knocking him unconscious.
  • Batman attacks a group of fiends. He grabs one man by the arm and uses his gun to shoot an oncoming attacker in the foot. Then he grabs another crook and flies off with him as the crook screams and fires wildly.
  • A massive swarm of bats floods an asylum as well as the police force gathered outside. They smash through all the windows and cause many people to lose their balance and fall to the ground.
  • A lost boy asks a corrupt police officer for help, but the officer pushes him back.
  • Batman falls into a street full of people who hallucinate him as a monster whom they attack. He manages to escape them by shooting a grapple onto a speeding train. As he flies off, one of his attackers hangs on but lets go too late, falling from a great height.
  • Batman battles a troop of Ra's' henchmen. He beats several of them down, and throws another off a balcony before being attacked by the remaining one. They both plummet off the balcony smashing through structures on the way down.
  • The train crash is very destructive and smashes through numerous structures leaving a devastating trail of mayhem in its wake.
  • A burning beam falls on Bruce Wayne, knocking him unconscious. His stomach is later shown with blood on it.
  • Strong Intense Violence
  • In the opening scenes, Bruce's master Ra Al Ghul challenges him to a sword duel on thin ice. We see them fighting and minutes later, Bruce falls through the ice.
  • The Scarecrow's gas spreads across a mailroom which poisons a group of people. (We see them falling to the ground.)
  • In order to get Rachel, poisoned by the Scarecrow's fear toxin, to the Batcave in time to save her, Batman is forced to elude the police in an extended chase over and through the city, which requires considerable property damage and disabling many police vehicles.


  • The word "Hell" is used
  • 5 uses of "Damn" with 1 use of "Goddamn."
  • 1 use of "Jesus" in a non-religious sense.
  • "a**hole," "sh*t" (mumbled in a car)

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Bruce Wayne pretends to be drunk in one scene.
  • People drink champagne at a party.
  • One of the criminals in the movie uses teddy bears to ship drugs.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There is a scene when a woman is attacked by fear gas, leading her to see her biggest fears
  • When fear gas spreads through the streets, people see terrifying hallucinations and there is a moment in which an infected man bites into another man's head. The sound of screaming and crunching is heard here.
  • Scarecrow sprays Batman with fear gas. Batman then hallucinates many bats tearing their way out of Scarecrow's mouth. This scene is very creepy and disturbing.
  • Several intense and frightening scenes throughout.
  • The Scarecrow's voice sounds very menacing and may disturb young children.
  • The first 20 minutes may be emotional.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • Bruce's parents are shot offscreen.
  • Bruce's house is set on fire and he is left there to die. However, Bruce jumps out of the window and lands safely onto the ground but is shown with a few bruises on his face.
  • Batman lands into a train which Ra's al Ghul has taken over. Ra's al Ghul and Batman have a prolonged fist fight with no blood or gore but later, Batman escapes from the train and the train falls from a derailed track with Ra's al Ghul still on the train, who closes his eyes as death approaches.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are scenes of Fear gas used throughout the movie

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