Batman (1989)

Movie review by Ed Grant, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Stylish, violent, and dark superhero adventure.

PG-13 1989 126 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 31 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 135 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

The best Batman film.

Not for children, the PG-13 is warranted. Excellent film, and the best Bat-movie to date.
age 10+

Totally Great

This movie's awesome! It's kind of campy at parts, but there's nothing really wrong with it, I mean they completely nailed the joker and honestly i'd say he's the best part of the movie. It's a little dark at times, like batman kills for some reason, and the joker is pretty freaky, but all in all its great!...for 1989

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence

Movie Details

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