Parent reviews for Batman Returns

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Common Sense says

age 14+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 84 reviews

age 14+

It's Pfeiffer's show

This was one of the biggest films during my high school years. I watched it on cable, over and over and over. I hadn't watched it since the 90s and recently rewatched it. Some parts seem a smidge silly, the penguin army with helmets? The payoff never really comes with that. It's also Pfeiffer's show, and DeVito and everyone else takes up too much time compared to what Pfeiffer has to offer. DeVito doesn't hold back and Keaton is well, doing Keaton stuff and Walken is also Walkening it, but it is Pfeiffer and the production designers that elevate the material and we are all the better for it.
age 15+

A letdown after the first.

More violence, a poor story, and more make this skippable. The design is beautiful, though.

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Too much violence
age 14+

like how the early Batman movies are more comic book like

My son is under 10 and loves scary and action packed movies. He liked that it had two villains and one hero. The penguin bites someone's mouth, which was weird, and catwoman gets shot a couple of times, which was kind of disturbing.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 13+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 12+
age 8+

Dark, atmospheric sequel to '89 film.

age 15+

Not a kid's movie

This movie is dark. Really dark. Batman is admittedly more heroic than his previous 1989 outing, but this movie focuses more on the two villains of this movie: Catwoman and the Penguin. The Penguin is a grotesque person who spews sexual quips, and Catwoman is a slinky, sensual fighter who holds her own against the caped crusader. Most of the violence is the standard fisticuffs, but there is also a healthy amount of bloody and disturbing content present. Sensuality and coarse language also mars this film. If I were to give a reason for the PG-13 rating, I would say for dark, brooding violence; including bloody, disturbing content and for language and sexual material.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 10+

Great

Good but violent penguin bites somebodys nose off and batman does have feelings for catwoman

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 13+

Awesome

age 17+

Entertaining, but dark, bloody and brutal. 15+

The violence features blood. Threat against babies and children. Batman even kills. Sexual references, including the Penguin's lust for 'poontang'.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing