Parents' Guide to

Batman: Gotham Knight

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Dark, bloody, animated flock of Bat-stories.

Movie PG-13 2008 76 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 10+

I think parents go a little too crazy over the language and violence thing.ass.yes it is a bad word but it's not that if there were more bad words then yes I would be all depends on how you raise your kid(s) and what you believe
age 12+

Batman: Gotham Knight - PG-13 - 2008

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (25 ):

The effect is not unlike The Animatrix -- uneven, disjointed, sometimes baffling, with some mesmerizing visuals, and not for all tastes. Batmaniacs have proven very accepting of bold, revisionist takes on their hero, and the cartoon Batman here was obviously meant to be taken seriously. The striking, protean animation is strongly influenced overall by Japanese anime, though it's a bit strange when Bruce Wayne looks like a tousle-haired Tokyo teen, ready for a round of Yu-Gi-OH! cards, more so than combating scoundrels like Scarecrow and Killer Croc (no Joker, no Riddler, no Penguin, not even a Robin or Batgirl to bring this one into more juvenile territory).

The flashback to India is the most emotionally satisfying episode, while the finale of Batman: Gotham Knight tries to tie various strands together. Naturally the shorthand-narrative format limits most of the material to action and terse dialog, only paying lip-service to, say, Batman's attitude toward guns (his parents were shot to death) instead of going into depth. The appeal is for those with a strong background in Batman-ology, rather than newcomers.

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