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Parents' Guide to

Batman: Under the Red Hood

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Drug dealers and brutal beatings in animated Batman movie.

Movie PG-13 2010 75 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 10+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.
age 7+
It's nice

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (40 ):

Based on a Batman comic book storyline from 2005 and 2006, this movie gamely takes on some of the complex, ambiguous morals of recent efforts like The Dark Knight. It also does a remarkable job of exploring some tough stuff in its scant running time of 75 minutes. It follows, however, that the movie is undeniably dark and violent and deals directly with loss. In other words, Batman: Under the Red Hood is not a family-friendly film.

Like the best superhero stories, this one focuses on characters and character history; each of the main characters has a pre-existing relationship with the others, making their meetings emotionally resonant. There's more here than just chases and explosions. Additionally, the filmmakers create an appropriately dark and mysterious atmosphere, bringing back some of Batman's mythic dimensions as a "dark knight" and a loner detective. In all, it's one of the stronger entries in the direct-to-video animated superhero genre.

Movie Details

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