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Teen, 13 years old Written byShadowclaw46 August 6, 2009
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12
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The best batman movie, even better than the Dark Knight.

This is the way all Batman movie's should be made. I actually find this movie to be slightly better than "The Dark Knight". I also perfer this joker (played by Jack Nickelson) over the joker played by Heath Ledjer. Why? Because this joker acts obnitoux and is very unpridictable, and this is the way he should be, not some siycopath that jabbes a pencil through a guy's eye. Now don't get me wrong, I loved the dark knight, infact, I thought that it was the best movie of 2008, but this is the batman movie that all batman fans wanted. It's dark, it's mysterious, and it's actually funny at times. Also, I think that Michle Keton is by far the best actor to ever play batman. If your a fan of batman you have to see this movie, otherwise you cant call yourself a batman fan. And if your not a fan of comic book movies then prepare to become one.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 17 years old Written byschuym1 December 26, 2010
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7
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Excellent Joker and Batman

I enjoy this movie. For people that don't like this or call it dull like Common Sense, just remember that there would be no Batman Begins or The Dark Knight if it wasn't for this movie.
Kid, 11 years old February 15, 2010
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9
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AWESOME movie Ages 9 and up should see it!

It's a good movie in all, but I think there is a little to much cursing in it. Some blood and violence but not to much. I can't wait to watch it again.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written bykossu August 13, 2009
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10
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for 8 lol they cant get sleep when they watch this movie in that age
Teen, 13 years old Written byway245 July 16, 2010
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10
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This movie was an excellent movie. Language includes ba--ard, d--n, he--(said twice), b-tch, s--t, d--k, and then some .. Eerything is said once except for he--. Violent wise, you see batmans parents get killed with no blood, a man is killed and slid across a desk, showing blood on the desk, The Joker is shot in the face in the beginning showing blood, then falling into a strange chemical. You see a bloody surgery room, a man getting stabbed in the neck with a stick pen, and a man getting electrecuted and then just a burnt corpse, and the joker falls off a building. There is a couple of kisses.
Kid, 12 years old August 26, 2010
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11
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not for 9 year olds

for one thing, this isn't a movie for nine year olds. there's violence and blood, and s--t is used repeatedly. this is a good movie, and nicholson is awesome, but this movie is overshadowed by nolan and ledger's masterpiece, "The Dark Knight." if you're kids want to see the joker and are under 13, show them this. if they are teens, show them what joker is all about and show them tdk.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 9 years old June 26, 2009
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7
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talk about action!

love the movie awsome.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byquickbuild2345 March 14, 2011
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12
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Dark, dull, and creepy, but not without highlights

First of all, the story: a fairly generic Batman plot where a bad guy falls into a pit of acid and turns into the Joker, a homicidal psycho with a taste for theatricality. The rest of the movie is slightly boring, and disturbing sometimes, but also sometimes enjoyable with some good acting or a spot of humor, although the action scenes aren't quite up to what you'd expect from a superhero movie. Violence: there's no lack of it. Multiple people are shot, although we rarely see blood. The most graphic instance is when the Joker fires about 15 bullets into a man. We only see the first few hit him, but we later see blood on the newspaper that had been in front of him. The Joker stabs a man in the neck with a quill pen (bloodless), electrocutes a man to the point where he is a charred, blackened, bloody corpse, shoots acid at people, and uses gas that causes people to laugh to death, literally. Before he becomes the Joker, he is shot in the face (fairly bloody). There's a lot of punching, sometimes with blood, and a couple of people take long, fatal falls. Sex: it is implied that Bruce and Vicky spend the night, along with some double entendres. Language: there is some fairly course swearing (worst instances being s**t and g**d**n). There is some drinking.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written by8colony8 February 16, 2011
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14
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an o.k. movie, i guess, but it has lots of swearing like s**t, d**k and bi*ch, which are used multiple times within the first few minutes. there's lots of violence. the joker kills many people, and in one funny scene, vandalizes a museum. s*x is implied with vicki and bruce, and in the first few minutes a prostitute tries to stop a married man. [SPOILER] at the end, the joker falls off a high building. at first you think he's alive because of his eerie laugh. but they find out it's just a recording. blood is shown, and it's not seen up close, but you can tell his head is crushed. it's very gross. oh, how could i forget the worst part?? in an old surgery building, in a very scary scene, bloody tools are shown in the dark room as an operator works on the joker's face. his face isn't shown yet, but he takes off his bandages, and, laughing like a maniac, leaves the building. it really scared me. kids may be frightened by the joker.s appearance.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bystar97 November 23, 2010
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11
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Tim Burton at his best

This movie is really good. It's violent, a little scary, and has a lot of swearing. It really isn't for anyone under 11, because they would probably be bored. And it would be way too violent.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byrobinrunner March 31, 2011
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8
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A view of the classic Joker and Batman before the "Dark Knight " series came.

Different. Certainly Different. But still enjoyable and exciting to watch. It's a Tim Burton movie, which says already it's a bit gothic and frightning. Parents should be advised that Vicky Vale and Bruce Wayne (Batman) sleep together. Cursing and violence stroll around Gothem City in the film. The Joker is menichal, but not as scary as Heath Ledgers version. Which means Smaller kids can take a shot at this movie. The jokers victems often die of frightning pranks pulled by the Clown Prince of Crime. A scary deformed face of a girl the Joker calls: "his work of art" is shown. Jack Nicholsen plays a good villian
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great role models
Kid, 10 years old January 16, 2011
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8
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Batman at his prime

Killer clowns may scare some and the language is a problem but this is still an epic masterpiece. A true must see movie.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old November 10, 2010
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11
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Great movie. I really do not care for Tim Burton films. But this one is my favorite. To much language,and smoking. I love the Joker
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byschuymarch1 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Action Packed!

In this movie a criminal falls into a vat of chemicals and becomes Joker. Now, he tries to defeat Batman. A few times it seems like Batman's going to lose, but he wins. At the end, Joker faces his demise.
Kid, 12 years old November 26, 2009
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10
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Great movie, sometimes violent

Great film, but some questionable content. There is some profanity that littler kids might not need to hear, such as "s--t" and "d--n." It was the first Batman film in over twenty years, and became a pop culture phenomenon. The summer the film was released was called the summer of Batman. Also there is some stylized action violence and killing. A bullet ricoches and hits the Joker's face. The Joker kills a man with a quill pen. The Joker might be a bit scary for younger kids, but most kids over ten could probably handle it.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old February 28, 2010
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12
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Kid, 9 years old July 5, 2009
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8
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Movie you've gotta see!!!

I Loved it! Best Batman movie ever! It rocks!!! 8 year olds have got to see this!!!
Teen, 17 years old Written bydavyborn September 5, 2011
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11
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Glorious sets and some great action also includes the usual dark themes

Tim Burtons Batman was a good start to a fiarly decent Franchise, and even though it is of ocurse a superhero movie, it is still a Tim Burton movie through-and-through because of the gloriously dark production design and sets. It is much tamer than modern superhero movies, but it still has several moments that put the PG-13 rating to good use, such as the increasingly brutal action sceens as the movie progresses, the frightening and menacing character of the joker (all though it is much easier to digest than Heath Ledgers incredible performance in the Dark Knight), some minor sensuality involving implied sex, and plenty of casual drinking and a brief moment of drunkenness. Not the best in the series, but still a very good movie.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 10 years old March 11, 2012
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10
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Amazing Batman Movie

This move had good acting, like Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, and Billy Dee Williams. I liked the violence. Many people are shot. There are some fight seens and cursing. A fantastic movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byspongebobfan557 April 9, 2008
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