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Smart and entertaining, but also very violent.

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Parent Written bydavidrox January 15, 2013

Great!

I loved it. a great revamp of the old campy movies. great actors filled with thought provoking dialogue, mixed in with entertaining action. the language is not too bad, but the main thing is the violence. although out, there is extremely intense violence, and very frighting images. I would not suggest you're younger kids see this. My MPAA Rating is: PG-13 For intense violence, mild language, and disturbing images
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Teen, 16 years old Written byhomealonefan123 November 17, 2012
Teen, 16 years old Written bymoviebuff6996 November 13, 2012

First in the Dark Knight Trilogy is Brilliant, complex and well directed

Batman Begins is the movie that changed the superhero genre. It is an entertaining movie with a good storyline, solid acting, music, editing, Directing, and cinematography. On the bad side there are about fifteen profanities (All mild) and the storyline is dark. Just realize that “Batman Begins” isn’t for little kids or even tweens. It is for teenagers on up and will entertain them and grownups for sure. Ages 13+.
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Teen, 13 years old Written byActionReviewer323 October 26, 2012

Great origin story!

This was an epic beginning for Gotham's Dark Knight. He is trained to kill, but refuses. Full of thrills and excitement, any teen will love this.
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Teen, 14 years old Written byhowrselover October 19, 2012

liked it

Great in exploring batman's origins, but a little boring
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Adult Written byTimTheTVGuy October 14, 2012

This is great.

It's very smart and entertaining like CSM says.Yes it's violent,but what Batman movie dosen't have violence in it? Apparently,every BM movie does.Anyways,I LOVE IT!
Teen, 15 years old Written byMovielover5689 September 9, 2012

Excellent.

Batman Begins was excellent I loved all of the batman movies , however it has violence, and scarecrow might be scary for some people because of his scary mask.
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Teen, 13 years old Written byIMnotGIRLY August 10, 2012

It was awesome but iffy for kids under 12

AWESOME! But its iffy for kids under 12 (depends on your kid) cause the flashback scene of Bruce Wayne's (Batman) parents being shot could be quite disturbing, and there are a few fist fights and martial arts action. Although kids 12+ would love it because there is lots of action, explosions and eyecatching scenes. Also i've noticed a moral "To conquer your fear you must face your fear." So overall great movie
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Teen, 13 years old Written byFILMCRITIC500 August 4, 2012

Nolans first Batman film is well made, but dark and violent

this was a very good, well made first movie of the incredible Batman trilogy. but this first installment is very dark, menacing, and violent, with lots of scary and disturbing themes. the violence is heavy, with martial arts fights, gun battles, explosions, destruction, and swordplay. the murder of Bruces parents early in the film is disturbing, sad, and graphic.
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Teen, 13 years old Written bysupercritic17 July 26, 2012

unique superhero movie

This movie is very different from many superhero movies these days. It is an amazing movie and the only issue is violence. Also a fear drug is used against anyone who gets in the scarecrow's way. Violence is not extreme but there is gunfire and fistfights.
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Kid, 11 years old July 24, 2012

batman is awesome.

batman begins is very vilent movie. there is alot of fist fights between batman and the main villian. in one scene bats fly out of the villians face and is scary for younger kids. theres only one scene with kissing in it, and it wasn't too aggresive though. there is also a couple of swear words but nothing major. all in all it is very intense and vilent. I loved it.
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Teen, 14 years old Written byStevie111 July 23, 2012

Dark and twisted action movie has strong violence

This movie is very twisted and violent for a pg-13 movie. This is not for young kids, I'd say teens only.
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Teen, 16 years old Written byThat90sguy July 22, 2012

Good, but not as good as everyone says it is.

Batman Begins is the resurrection of the Batman series after the terrible Batman and Robin (1997). It is well written and I enjoyed most of the characters, but this is not the best Batman out to date. (NOTE: This is my opinion before The Dark Knight came out.) The set up of Batman did not need to be an hour long, in fact, some cuts should have been made. Some of the villians needed better development, Rhas al Ghoul for example, was confusing and hard to imagine how villainous he really was. Scarecrow's character was really interesting, but only was on the screen for short peirods of time, which was a little dissapointing. But, don't worry, I don't hate it, and you might as well. The only problem kids could have with this movie is that the action and story is a little intense, but nothing a young teen couldn't of handled. Overall, good movie, could have been better.
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Adult Written bylemonlover July 19, 2012

The Dark Knight was better.

Beatdowns, shootings, toxic waste, and more.
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Adult Written bydavyborn July 18, 2012

First film in the trilogy is bombastic, ambitious and action packed

Christopher Nolan's first film in his soon to be concluded Batman Trilogy, the 2005 hit Batman Begins, is a smart, well-written, and, considering that this film was made, of course, three years before the much bolder The Dark Knight, Batman Begins is a very ambitious and entertaining movie. WHile it may not be nearly as dark, disturbing or even good as it's predecessor, Batman Begins still manages to convey a deep amount of emotion, and give us a greater perspective for the Characters of Bruce Wayne, Alfred, COmmisioner Gordon and the others. It gives us a multi-layered portrait of Batmans origins, from the stirring first 45-minutes, and than, once the evil Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy, in a pre-Health Ledger performance which is still goulish and creepy in it's own right), we turly get to see for the first time how Christian Bale takes action first hand, and, to a greater extent, how "comfortable" he is in the batsuit. All in all, Christopher Nolans first Batman film is definitely a winner. But, despite the PG-13 Rating, this film has several major issues that parents should probably be aware of before they allow there children to watch this film on there own: Batman Begins has frequent, intense action violence, with plenty of other forms of violence on the side to spare, such as beatings, mutilations and plenty of frightening special effects. Also, there is some infrequent but moderate profanity, including a few uses each of d-mn, h-ll, cr-p, a--h-le and more. SO, CHristopher Nolans first Batman film may not be as good as his second film in the trilogy, but, it is still a strong action film on it's own right.
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Kid, 10 years old July 13, 2012

Scary

It was very scary, lots of violence and stuff. But it was also engaging and interesting, so I loved it. So if your kid is 10 or 9, it just depends on your kid but any age below that, I think its a no.
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Kid, 12 years old July 1, 2012

Batman Begins

This was good, but slow. The major problem is the darkness and the scariness. There is some violence, but not much. The Scarecrow is really scary in parts. There were some mild profanities. This is only mature because of the level of intensity.
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Teen, 13 years old Written byMike the LEGO Dude June 29, 2012

The Greatest Possible Start to the Series!

My MPAA Rating: PG-13 for Intense Action Violence and Mild Language
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Teen, 15 years old Written bybaesean June 25, 2012

Great!

The beginning is a bit boring. You can't deny that. The rest, however, makes for the best Batman reboot since Tim Burton's first. Definitely improves upon the nipple ages. 4 stars to Nolan!
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Teen, 15 years old Written byMr. Tights June 5, 2012

Good Movie!

If I could rate this movie it would be: PG-13 Intense sequences of violence and some scary images, language
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