Kid reviews for Batman Begins

Common Sense says

Smart and entertaining, but also very violent.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 57 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 204 reviews
Kid, 12 years old October 20, 2016

Batman wings it after his heavil critisied movie Batman & Robin

I think Batman Begins is a really good movie, however, it is not as good as The Dark Knight or The Dark Knight Rise. Content-wise, it is slightly less violent than The Dark Knight Rises.
Action Violence: Intense. In the opening scene, Bruce's master Ra Al Ghul challenges him to a blade duel on thin ice. We see them fighting and minutes later, Ra Al Ghul shoves Bruce out of the way and Bruce hangs onto the edge of a cliff. Ra Al Ghul helps him back up. The Scarecrow's gas spreads across a mail room which poisons a group of people. 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 cops in an extended chase over and through the city, which requires considerable property damage and disabling several police vehicles. For the first time, I am including spoilers in this review because I do not remember all the content, and definitely few that is not spoilers. Warning, spoilers ahead! Bruce's parents are shot off screen. Bruce's home 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 cuts 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 he dies. Spoilers over.
Disturbing Images: Many intense and frightening scenes throughout. The Scarecrow's voice sounds extremely menacing and will disturb young children.
Thematic Elements: Some. The first 20 minutes may be depressing.

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Kid, 11 years old March 30, 2016

First Batman film in the dark night trilogy is adult and dark

The film Batman Begins is an excellent Batman film but it is not for younger children. The film has lots of violence although there is no blood the characters unlike other superhero film aren't invincible so there is a high body count and the deaths are shown onscreen which isn't normally the case in other superhero films. The film is also very dark, it had a lot of really confronting scenes on how Bruce Wayne's parents are murdered in front of him when he was very young which is one scene you will have to talk about with your kids. There is also some extremely scary themes which contain the scarecrow with bats coming out of his mouth and maggots sucking on his rotten flesh.
Overall the film is very dark,scary and emotional so I think that you should wait till your kids are 12 to watch this film depending on the maturity of your kid.
Teen, 13 years old Written byCSM Sux November 21, 2019

13 and up? Really?

The movie was violent, sure. It's BATMAN. It's a SUPERHERO MOVIE. Honestly, why are parents so concerned about violence in movies? I haven't found myself "traumatized" by violence in movies, especially not this one. It's so choreographed you just can't get scared. You're just so immersed in the climactic scene happening before your eyes.
Teen, 14 years old Written bywookiepie93 April 9, 2008

YOU MUST SEE THIS

You must see this movie. end of story.
Teen, 14 years old Written byMax.S July 1, 2020

Batman is reborn like a phoenix

After the absolute terrible Batman and Robin movie, Batman was kind of a joke. But then came Christopher Nolan who resurrected the franchise in the shape of the amazing Dark Knight Trilogy. This film marks the start of an era when superhero movies become gritty, dark and serious. This film is absolutely amazing and is a must watch.

Age 12 and up because...
Batman is not a great role model. He uses violence and horror to bring down criminals both physically and mentally
There is a lot of violence. Not too graphic though. There are much more violent super hero films out there
Some kissing but that's about it when it comes to sex
Hardly any swearing
Not many products in the film although it is tied to a huge franchise
Some smoking. Drugs are a main part of the story

Overall, this film is a great start to an amazing trilogy. Recommended for ages 12 and up

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Kid, 12 years old June 21, 2020

Best Batman Movie (before The Dark Knight), has tons of violence

Parents need to know that this first film in The Dark Knight Trilogy is great, but very violent. Tons of martial art-styled combat, shooting, intense car chase scene, some deaths/injuries, and creepy hallucinations caused by the Scarecrow. Great Movie, but best left for older viewers.

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Teen, 14 years old Written bymr.write June 17, 2020

"Why do we fall Bruce?"

This is a really good Batman movie. I watched it at thirteen and absolutely loved it. It's not for younger kids, there is scariness and violence. The bad guy uses fear gas that makes people have hallucinations of their worst fear. So, yah, people see some scary stuff that could freak out younger kids but for older ones, they'll just think it's cool.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byMoviefanatic040 June 10, 2020

Great superhero origin story is dark

Batman Begins is the first installment in the amazing Dark Knight trilogy. It isn’t as violent and gritty as the later two, but expect some kicking, punching, shooting, and stabbing. Some scarecrow scenes may scare younger viewers, but kids 11+ should be fine.
Teen, 17 years old Written bynoided May 10, 2020

Great Batman Film

It’s a great superhero film, one of the greatest out there. Incredible performances and direction. It contains violence that a standard PG13 movie would find. And none is incredibly gruesome or bloody.
Teen, 13 years old Written byGoonch1526521 April 16, 2020

P a c k e d w i t h a c t i o n

A little scary when scarecrow shows up for the first time but you get used to it after a while. Very interesting and filled with twists and action packed scenes. Overall, It’s full of adventure and the hardships of life. I would recommend it to anyone who wants action, a little scariness, and a fun time.

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Kid, 10 years old April 7, 2020

dark but sick

its an movie based on how he started becoming batman from kid to old
Kid, 9 years old March 25, 2020

Great but terrifying!

I’m 9 and I watched this film yesterday. (SPOILERS AHEAD!!)When it got to the part when the scarecrow showed his masked I thought I was fine with and my dad said that even he was scared of it when it came out (2005). And he skipped that bit BUT THEN the scarecrow kept on making unexpected appearances which scared me, there was one part where Rachel was stuck in an elevator and before that scarecrow didn’t have his mask on then he busted in with it on (unexpected) and scared the hell out of me!!

But great film for fourteen year olds and over.

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Teen, 17 years old Written byHydroPlaysXband... December 27, 2019

More of a prequel to the sequel. Somewhat violent.

I have to say this is probably my least favorite of the trilogy, I felt it was still good, but I thought it was a little too long. The acting is still good and it looks good. Also the story is good, but not as good as the Dark Knight.
Violence: Hand to hand combat, with some infrequent shooting. Almost no blood, and absolutely no gore. Punching, kicking, etc, with a little blood, but nothing bad.
Language: a few Ds (ends in mn) and hells.
Sex: Pretty much none existent.
Consumption: some social drinking
Extra: reckless driving. Some good role models.

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Kid, 9 years old December 20, 2019

Cillian Murphy is a real physco path

This is a great movie that is quite scary at points parents need to know that this has a lot of action and is quite gory when scarecrow releases his fear toxin gas and then scarecrow has got maggots on his face.

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Kid, 11 years old October 19, 2019

This movie is amazing better than all the dark knight

It was less violent then the dark knight it was pretty fun and exiting and not to scary good for 11 year olds

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Kid, 11 years old August 31, 2019

A Masterpiece-Just not the best in the trilogy

Batman begins is the first and least impressive movie in the Dark Knight trilogy, but still, it’s a Christopher Nolan Masterpiece. Let’s talk about the maturity, though. VIOLENCE: 7.1/10 Batman begins is definitely the least violent in the trilogy, but it’s still pretty intense and always realistic and graphic. All of the violence includes beatings, fights, gun violence, attempted and onscreen murder, frightened and bloody images, and strong menace. All concerning violence: Bruce Wayne’s parents are shot in front of him, a murder convict is assassinated with a revolver, a man is briefly shown biting into another man’s skull, a man brings a gun to a court, a violent and brutal fight takes place at a muddy prison in an unknown country (men are beaten, heads are slammed into tables, there is choking and attempted shooting), Batman beats and knocks out goons in dimly lit areas, two men fight on a train leading to an explosion, a man is hung by his feet over an alley, guns are shot (and mostly never hurt anyone). LANGUAGE: 2/10 Hell, Damn, Crap, Sons of bitches. DRUG CONTENT: Drugs revolve around the main threat of the film. Most of it isn’t drugs that are taken, but instead “Fear Drugs” that are put in the water supply that makes people kill each-other. Some cocaine is shown being pulled out of a teddy bear, and some illegal drugs are traded, but that is never really put into that much detail. OVERALL: This film is very mild compared to its sequels. 10+

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Teen, 13 years old Written byGamer06 August 22, 2019

Amazing reboot is the best yet.

Parents need to know that Batman Begins is a reboot of the Batman movies but, unlike the others, is NOT suitable for kids. Parents can expect plenty of violence, bad language, heavy drinking and scenes that may be too scary for younger viewers. There is also the implied murder of a boy's parents.

However, it is a great movie that teens aged 13+ should be able to handle and fans of Batman won't be disappointed with.

13+ for violence, language and scary scenes.

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Kid, 11 years old August 18, 2019
Teen, 14 years old Written byExiled Universe August 13, 2019

MOVIE TOO GOOD TO REVIEW!

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Teen, 14 years old Written bystartrekfordays June 23, 2019

Christopher Nolan's first Batman movie is dark, violent, and disturbing, but smart and thoughtful.

Parents should know that Batman Begins is the first of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Although this movie is mostly seen as "the lighter one", it is still dark and disturbing. There are intense fight scenes with shooting, punching, and beating, and a few gnarly car chases. Sex isn't an issue except for a few brief references to rapists. Language is limited to words like damn and hell for the most part. Drugs are mentioned and the plot revolves around a drug that makes the user go crazy. Overall, it's the scary, disturbing violent content that make this movie better for teens. That, and younger viewers may not fully grasp the themes of violence, justice, and mercy.
My Rating: PG-13 for intense violence and action, some disturbing content, brief drug references, and thematic elements.

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